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New Directions Publishing Corporation
May 18, 2010
6.58 X 0.61 X 7.94 inches | 0.53 pounds
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About the Author
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.
Ian S. MacNiven's authorized biography of Lawrence Durrell was a New York Times Notable Book for 1998. He has edited two collections of Durrell's correspondence (with Richard Aldington and Henry Miller), is the author of numerous articles on literary modernism, and has directed and spoken at conferences on three continents. He is also a past president of the D. H. Lawrence Society of North America and of the International Lawrence Durrell Society. MacNiven resides on the west bank of the Hudson, outside the town of Athens, New York.
Will Self is the acclaimed author of several novels, short story collections, and novellas. His books include Umbrella, Great Apes, and Phone.
Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in his story of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete. (National Geographic)
Miller's Colossus of Maroussi, a paean to Greece drawn out of a nine-month visit...is the gestation time for a human and, in Miller's case, for the imaginative re-creation of a country, a culture and his own fierce energies. (Richard Eder, The New York Times)