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The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur

“The best book ever written about my father.” — Tony Miller

The Unknown Henry Miller is a fascinating book, filled with insight and revelations. If you are passionate about Miller's work, this book will deepen your understanding. And if you aren't very familiar with Miller’s life and writings, Hoyle will make you want to rush to read him now.”

Will Schwalbe, author of the New York Times bestseller The End of Your Life Book Club

The Unknown Henry Miller is a must read for those who thought they knew--and those who know nothing--about the shocking Tropic of Cancer genius who pushed the censorial envelope to make readers think about what is obscenity and why. Arthur Hoyle has expertly penetrated the Miller myth to analyze his prodigious body of work and the underpinnings of Miller's attitudes toward women, beginning with his ruinous mother.”

Myra MacPherson author of the award-winning All Governments Lie and the forthcoming The Scarlet Sisters: Sex Suffrage and Scandal in the Gilded Age

“An excellent introduction to Henry Miller, the great liberator. He knew that one has to go through the body to find the soul.” — Erica Jong

“Arthur Hoyle has delivered on his promise to reveal the 'unknown' Henry Miller. On every page there is unexpected data, nuggets of facts unearthed by his deep and extensive research (especially about Miller's time here in Big Sur), wonderful new insights, or familiar insights freshly-turned. Above all, this is a smart biography. Written with a passionate drive, The Unknown Henry Miller is a page-turner, and I look forward to the discussions and commentary that are sure to follow.”

Magnus Torén, Executive Director, Henry Miller Memorial Library Inc.