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Nexus : book three of the 'Rosy Crucifixion' trilogy
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.
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Publication Information:
London : Harper Perennial, [2006]

Physical Description:
314 unnumbered pages, 18 pages ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1964.

Includes P.S. ideas, interviews & features section at end of book (p.1-18)
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PS3525.I5454 N494 2006 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
PS3525.I5454 N494 2006 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The story of Miller's bizarre second marriage and its development into an extraordinary and legendary ménage à trois - the final installment of the 'Rosy Curifixion' trilogy.

'Goodbye, dear Pocohantas! Goodbye, P.T. Barnum! Goodbye, Street of Early Sorrows and may I never set eyes on you again!'

When Henry Miller left America for Paris in the 1930s to lead the life of a literary bohemian, he called this death of his former existence and his resurrection as a writer a 'rosy crucifixion'. This dramatic transformation provided the leitmotif for some of Miller's finest writing, embodying everything he felt about self-liberation and the true life of the spirit.

'Nexus', the final volume in the 'Rosy Crucifixion' trilogy, is a fictionalised account of his last, tempestuous few months in New York. Trapped in a bizarre ménage à trois with his volatile actress wife, Mona, and her eccentric lover, Stasia, Miller's life descends into violent and passionate anarchy. Demoralised, exhausted and finally abandoned by the cunning and disloyal Mona, he sails for Paris.

Author Notes

Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 - June 7, 1980) American novelist, was born in New York City. His most famous works, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, were written while Miller was an expatriate living in Paris and were originally published in France in the mid-1930s. At that time, the two books were widely considered obscene in the United States, and they were banned from sale there until 1961.

Some of Miller's other works include The Colossus of Maroussi and Big Sur and the Oranges of Heironymus Bosch.

Henry Miller was married five times and he also had an extended love affair with Anais Nin. He died in 1980 in his home in Pacific Palisades, California.

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