Henry Miller Memorial Library

Big Sur, California
"Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood."

Tomorrow (Sunday) – it’s the latest installment of Big Sur Sound and Story, curated by The Truth and hosted by Jonathan Mitchell!

truth-logo-7Tomorrow (Sunday) – it’s the latest installment of Big Sur Sound and Story, curated by The Truth and hosted by Jonathan Mitchell!

It’s “movies for your ears!!”

Doors at 8 pm; free admission (donations accepted.) We turn on the audio at sunset (around 8:45.)

Click here to hear a teaser, courtesy of Jonathan himself!

Questions? Call us! 831-667-2574; we’re 25 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.

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Movies tonight – including Big Sur’s own “Old Man and the Mountain Lion!”

safe_image.phpMovies tonight! Tonight’s selections include:

The Hero Pose – USA
Burger – Norway/UK
Lomax – USA
Short is Better – France
The Old Man and the Mountain Lion – BIG SUR!

The last film was directed and produced by Big Sur’s own Mike Harrington!

Doors at 8 pm. Free admission (donations accepted). We’re 25 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1. Questions? Call us ! 831 667 2574!

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Douglas Cruickshank’s “miracle” of a book, “Somehow,” named photography book of the year

It’s always when members of the Library famiglia get props.

logoConsider Doublas Cruickshank. He was here in December to discuss his “miracle” of a book (to quote the Chicago Tribute), “Somehow.” And how comes word from that the Peace Corp has dubbed it the best photography book of the year.

Their full review is here; and here’s a money quote.  And congrats Douglas!

Douglas Cruickshank’s Somehow: Living on Uganda Time, is a big book, and its 400 pages of photos and text are heavy, amazingly so. Not as in ‘heavy going’, but as in profoundly engrossing. To both the author-photographer and his friends the Ugandans, it is heavy with special meanings; stimulating, fascinating, captivating and… You get the idea….

 

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Enjoy a meal with Henry in… “Dinner with Henry” – the 30 minute film!

“When it comes to Henry Miller, some of the best and most intimate footage of the infamous author has taken place within the comfort of his home.

henry-millerWe’ve seen Tom Schiller’s 1975 documentary from the inside of Miller’s bathroom, and now you can move out into the dining room and enjoy a meal with him in the 30-minute film Dinner With Henry.

“Directed by Richard Young, the rare doc took place when Miller was at the age of 87, a time when his better half was the actress / model Brenda Venus who also appears beside him in the film….

So today, take steal 30-minutes from your Monday and enjoy Dinner With Henry here.

(Thanks to Black Book for the lead)

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Arthur Hoyle returns with another piece on Miller on war in the Huffington Post

“War is much in the news these days, to the great distress of the world. There is not a continent on Earth on which some form of violence is expressing our species capacity for hatred and cruelty. What did Henry Miller think of war and how it could be avoided?

hm_gallery_photo2Miller regarded war as the ultimate expression of anti-life. In the midst of World War Two, at the urging of his devoted follower Bern Porter, Miller wrote a pamphlet titledMurder the Murderer that set forth his position.

Not surprisingly, Miller’s views on war reflect his belief in the inviolability of the individual human conscience, and his condemnation of mass movements. War results because men surrender their individuality to the will of the herd⎯a herd that is manipulated to pursue the interests of a privileged few….”

Read the whole thing HERE!

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Tonight! (Sunday) at the Henry Miller Library – join us for amazing audio under the redwoods courtesy of Radiotopia and Lea Thau, who will be in attendance!

Tonight! (Sunday) at the Henry Miller Library – join us for amazing audio under the redwoods courtesy of Radiotopia and Lea Thau, who will be in attendance! This is a big deal!! Check it:

LeaThau-300x163Lea Thau is a Peabody Award-winning producer and director, and the creator and host of Radiotopia’s Strangers.

She was the Executive and Creative Director of the storytelling organization The Moth from 2001 to 2010, and created the enormously popular Moth podcast, as well as The Moth Radio Hour, for which she won a 2010 Peabody Award as Director, Producer and Co-host.

Thau has worked extensively with hundreds of individuals, one-on-one, to develop their stories, including Ethan Hawke, Margaret Cho, Darryl “DMC” MacDaniels, Marc Maron, Moby, Garrison Keillor, and many, many others. She’s the Director of Story Central.

Door at 8 pm. Free admission (donations appreciated.) Located 25 miles south of Carmel in Big Sur. Questions? Call us! 831-667-2574!

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Check it out! It’s an audio promo for Sunday’s installment of Big Sur Sound and Story, curated by Radiotopia….

Check it out! It’s an audio promo for Sunday’s installment of Big Sur Sound and Story, curated by Radiotopia and its founder, Roman Mars, the man who “started a hushed radio revolution from his closet”!!!!



That’s right: sit back, close your eyes, and listen to incredible audio stories under the redwoods. Bring a layer (and a pillow!)

Doors at 8 pm. Free admission (donations accepted.) This Sunday, July 27th, at the Henry Miller Library, located at 48603 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA, just 1/4 mile south of Nepenthe restaurant.

Questions? Call us! 831-667-2574.

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