Stand Still Like the Hummingbird: Essays

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New Directions Publishing, 1962 - 194 sayfa

Miller's genius for comedy is at its best in "Money and How It Gets That Way"--a tongue-in-cheek parody of "economics" provoked by a postcard from Ezra Pound which asked if he "ever thought about money." His deep concern for the role of the artist in society appears in "An Open Letter to All and Sundry," and in "The Angel is My Watermark" he writes of his own passionate love affair with painting. "The Immorality of Morality" is an eloquent discussion of censorship. Some of the stories, such as "First Love," are autobiographical, and there are portraits of friends, such as "Patchen: Man of Anger and Light," and essays on other writers such as Walt Whitman, Thoreau, Sherwood Anderson and Ionesco.

Taken together, these highly readable pieces reflect the incredible vitality and variety of interests of the writer who extended the frontiers of modern literature with Tropic of Cancer and other great books.

 

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STAND STILL LIKE THE HUMMINGBIRD

Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi  - Kirkus

That bohemian blockbuster, author of Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller, is nothing if not personal, even less when not passionate. Here in essay after essay his volcano of the senses endlessly erupts ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

Review: Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi  - Greg D. - Goodreads

Top three books of all time. I can't get enough of this book. I've lent it out so many times and I just keep buying it. Just writing this makes me want to pick it up. Tam incelemeyi okuyun

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The Hour of Man
1
Children of the Earth
11
Open Sesame
21
Man of Anger and Light
27
The Angel Is My Watermark
38
First Love
46
Quest
68
Open Letter to Small Magazines
75
Ionesco
93
Walt Whitman
107
Money and How It Gets That Way
119
To Read or Not to Read
157
Let Us Be Content with
168
Anderson the Storyteller
174
The Novels of Albert Cossery
181
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The Immorality of Morality
86

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Yazar hakkında (1962)

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980) was one of the most controversial American novelists during his lifetime. His book, The Tropic of Cancer, was banned in the some U.S. states before being overruled by the Supreme Court. New Directions publishes several of his books.

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