The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac
of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.
June 7, 2017
June 7, 1980
Henry Miller, (December 26, 1891 to June 7, 1980), the writer, is probably due for a revival. He pioneered a frank sexuality in his books, and his was the life the stories were based on. In 1958 he became a member of the American Institute of Arts and Letters. Some of his work was still banned in the United States at that time.
His biographer, Robert Ferguson in Henry Miller: a Life (1991) mentions " his intense dislike of vermin and insects," and also Henry Miller's fondness for cats.