Henry Miller

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For old people, bitterness is a one-way street and we know where it ends.

“If you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical, man you’ve got it half licked.” So wrote Henry Miller, author of Tropic of Cancer, in (...)

José Salas Subirat: “Translating is the most attentive way of reading.”

Although both James Joyce and his editor Sylvia Beach included Spain from the first moment in their international promotion strategy for Ulysses, and (...)

Santorini: the island is saturated with tourists and cannot absorb any greater numbers. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A restaurateur in the west of Ireland recently asked me what I would pay in Greece for a meal. My answer: a salad, a plate of roast lamb and potatoes,(...)

Jennifer Jason Leigh as Tralala in the 1989 film adaptation of Last Exit to Brooklyn, written in 1964 by Hubert Selby Jr

Tropic of Cancer (1934), Henry Miller Written during Miller’s nomadic period in Paris, Tropic of Cancer was banned on publication in the US and(...)

Josh Tillman: “This whole intellectual dream that I’ve been living in, I’m ready to wake up and address this new reality”

For a man who doesn’t take himself too seriously in his music – in fact, many of his lyrics are downright hilarious – Josh Tillman is a deep thinke(...)

New chapter: Joanna Walsh’s bookmarks of feted women writers

‘I don’t love women writers enough to teach them. What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys. F Scott Fitzgerald, Chekhov, Tolstoy. Real-g(...)

Trumpeted as the tale of a bohemian marriage, between the writer Lawrence Durrell and his first wife, Nancy Myers, this is more of an insight i(...)