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(The Books in My Life.pdf) p Some writers attempt to conceal the literary influences which have shaped their thinking but not Henry Miller In this unique work he gives an utterly candid and self revealing account of the reading he did during his formative years In em The Books in My Life em he shares the thrills of discovery that many kinds of books have brought to a keenly curious and questioning mind Some of Miller s favorite writers are the giants whom most of us revere authors such as Dostoievsky Boccaccio Walt Whitman James Joyce Thomas Mann Lao Tse To them he brings fresh and penetrating insights But many are lesser known figures Krishnamurti the prophet sage the French contemporaries Blaise Cendrars and Jean Giono Richard Jeffries who wrote em The Story of My Heart em the Welshman John Cowper Powys and scores of others em The Books in My Life em contains some fine autobiographical chapters too Miller describes his boyhood in Brooklyn when he devoured the historical stories of G A Henty and the romances of Rider Haggard He tells of the men and women whom he regards as living books Lou Jacobs W E B DuBois Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and others He offers his reminiscences of the New York Theatre in the early s including plays such as em Alias Jimmy Valentine em and em Nellie the Beautiful Cloak Model em And finally in Miller s best vein of humor he provides a satiric chapter on bathroom reading In an appendix Miller lists the hundred books that have influenced him most pDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The Books in My Life books for multiple devices.