Beyond Ideology

Kate Millett and the Case for Henry Miller
  • Michael Woolf
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No writer has caused greater controversy in the twentieth century than Henry Miller. For Lawrence Durrell, Miller is an inspiration. Norman Mailer sees within him a paradox out of which artistic genius is formed: ‘It is as if Henry Miller contains the unadvertised mystery of how much of a monster a great writer must be.’3


Sexual Action Page Reference Political Obligation Sexual Politics Philosophical Speculation 
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  • Michael Woolf

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