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ISBN-10: 0811222179
ISBN-13: 9780811222174
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 12/20/2016
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.30" W, 0.80" H

The Wisdom of the Heart

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In this selection of stories and essays, Henry Miller elucidates, revels, and soars, showing his command over a wide range of moods, styles, and subject matters. Writing “from the heart,” always with a refreshing lack of reticence, Miller involves the reader directly in his thoughts and feelings. “His real aim,” Karl Shapiro has written, “is to find the living core of our world whenever it survives and in whatever manifestation, in art, in literature, in human behavior itself. It is then that he sings, praises, and shouts at the top of his lungs with the uncontainable hilarity he is famous for.”

Here are some of Henry Miller’s best-known writings: an essay on the photographer Brassai; “Reflections on Writing,” in which Miller examines his own position as a writer; “Seraphita” and “Balzac and His Double,” on the works of other writers; and “The Alcoholic Veteran,” “Creative Death,” “The Enormous Womb,” and “The Philosopher Who Philosophizes.”

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ISBN-10: 0811222179
ISBN-13: 9780811222174
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 12/20/2016
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.30" W, 0.80" H
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