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(The Devil at Large: Erica Jong on Henry Miller.pdf) The book begins with a question Why Henry Miller br br Miller remains among the most misunderstood of writers seen either as a pornographer or a guru a sexual enslaver or a sexual liberator a prophet or a pervert All the questions his life and oeuvre raise about the role of the writer in society the impact of books on sexual politics the impact of sexual politics on books the threat of censorship to free speech and written expression are unfortunately as fresh today as they ever were Part biography part memoir part critical study part exploration of sexual politics in our time i The Devil at Large i is an event a book that promises to rescue Miller from the facile charges of misogyny anti Semitism and titillation that have been lobbed at him over the years and brilliantly captures the exuberance audacity and energy that defined his life and art More than that it is a reunion between a young writer and her mentor In while i Fear of Flying i was still a relatively obscure first novel Erica Jong received an enthusiastic fan letter from Henry Miller then an old man of eighty three Miller credited himself with discovering Jong and his faithful correspondence guided her through a year of enormous change The two writers chastised and celebrated for their lusty prose accused of conflating autobiography with fiction in their respective generations found they were kindred spirits and began a friendship that would last until Miller s death in Make it all up was Miller s appeal to Jong to become his biographer But in reexamining Miller Jong has not had to fictionalize She has imparted a deeper understanding of a life whose dramatic particulars have long since been mythologized dramatized and cannibalized by those in search of a lusty life story Jong puts the works the letters the loves through a prism that clarifies the creative impulse making this slim book a quintessential chronicle of a writer s life and a mirror of ourDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The Devil at Large: Erica Jong on Henry Miller books for multiple devices.

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