Henry Miller
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"Henry Valentine Miller" was an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms, developing a new sort of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, Surrealism/surrealist free association (psychology)/free association and mysticism. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer (novel)/Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (novel)/Black Spring (1936), Tropic of Capricorn (novel)/Tropic of Capricorn (1939) and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (1949–59), all of which are based on his experiences in New York City/New York and Paris, and all of which were banned in the United States until 1961. He also wrote travel memoirs and literary criticism, and painted watercolors.

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