Henry Miller

1891 - 1980

Henry Miller

Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer and artist. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing 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 Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, 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 1,848,189 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 240th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Henry Miller ranks 238 out of 4,883Before him are Nâzım Hikmet, W. Somerset Maugham, Carlo Goldoni, Philip K. Dick, Pierre Corneille, and Henri Charrière. After him are Vladimir Mayakovsky, Martial, Prosper Mérimée, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Luís de Camões, and Henryk Sienkiewicz.

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Among people born in 1891, Henry Miller ranks 9Before him are Sergei Prokofiev, Karl Dönitz, Mikhail Bulgakov, Max Ernst, James Chadwick, and Walter Model. After him are Edith Stein, Nelly Sachs, B. R. Ambedkar, Pär Lagerkvist, Otto Dix, and Walther Bothe. Among people deceased in 1980, Henry Miller ranks 13Before him are Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, Jesse Owens, Karl Dönitz, Steve McQueen, and Bon Scott. After him are Oskar Kokoschka, Colonel Sanders, Marshall McLuhan, Romain Gary, Tamara de Lempicka, and Joe Dassin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Miller ranks 186 out of 12,171Before him are Barbra Streisand (1942), Samuel Colt (1814), Tom Hanks (1956), Miles Davis (1926), Charlton Heston (1923), and Philip K. Dick (1928). After him are George S. Patton (1885), Orson Welles (1915), George Lucas (1944), John Cage (1912), Doris Day (1922), and John Williams (1932).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Henry Miller ranks 21Before him are Coen brothers (null), J. D. Salinger (1919), Walt Whitman (1819), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Pearl S. Buck (1892), and Philip K. Dick (1928). After him are Ezra Pound (1885), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Arthur Miller (1915), Emily Dickinson (1830), and Mario Puzo (1920).