Henry Miller Memorial Library

Big Sur, California
Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.

Henry Miller: Brooklyn hater? Some delectible food for thought as the Bridge enters the weekend

Really great article in the New Yorker – on the heels of our Big Sur Brooklyn Bridge – reexamining Miller’s tortured relationship with Brooklyn.

We all, to a degree, have some beef with where we came from.  But Miller was off the charts, calling it late in life “that old shithole, New York, where I was born.”

We think that’s a bit much.  I mean, we had phenomenal Thai just the other night.

But hey, that’s Miller for you.  And when taken within the context of last night’s talk at Spoonbill Books, in which James Decker tied in Miller’s Brooklyn hatred with the trauma of his youth, it starts to make a bit more sense.

Anyway, this article is fantastic.  Read the whole thing!!



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