Henry Miller

1891 - 1980

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Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American novelist. He broke with existing literary forms and developed a new type of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, stream of consciousness, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association, and mysticism. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, Tropic of Capricorn, and the trilogy The Rosy Crucifixion, which are based on his experiences in New York and Paris (all of which were banned in the United States until 1961). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Miller has received more than 2,466,907 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Henry Miller is the 259th most popular writer (down from 238th in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from United States (down from 186th in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Writer.

Henry Miller is most famous for his novels Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.

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Among writers, Henry Miller ranks 259 out of 5,794Before him are Chinghiz Aitmatov, John Keats, Germaine de Staël, Frédéric Mistral, Robert Burns, and Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau. After him are Tomas Tranströmer, Ali-Shir Nava'i, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Jaroslav Hašek, Taras Shevchenko, and Marcus Terentius Varro.

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Among people born in 1891, Henry Miller ranks 10Before him are Antonio Gramsci, Mikhail Bulgakov, Max Ernst, Walter Model, Edith Stein, and James Chadwick. After him are Pär Lagerkvist, Otto Dix, B. R. Ambedkar, Rudolf Carnap, Nelly Sachs, and Helmuth Weidling. Among people deceased in 1980, Henry Miller ranks 15Before him are Jesse Owens, Steve McQueen, Roland Barthes, Bon Scott, Oskar Kokoschka, and Marshall McLuhan. After him are Colonel Sanders, Tamara de Lempicka, Romain Gary, Joe Dassin, Oswald Mosley, and Vladimir Vysotsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Miller ranks 231 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Duvall (1931), James Monroe (1758), Barry White (1944), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Sigourney Weaver (1949), and Benjamin Harrison (1833). After him are Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Andrew Jackson (1767), Robert K. Merton (1910), Robert Fulton (1765), William James Sidis (1898), and Mario Puzo (1920).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Henry Miller ranks 24Before him are Pearl S. Buck (1892), Dr. Seuss (1904), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Walt Whitman (1819), Emily Dickinson (1830), and Philip K. Dick (1928). After him are Mario Puzo (1920), O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), and Truman Capote (1924).