Orpheus in Brooklyn, Orphism, Rimbaud, and Henry Miller, Signed to Henry Miller
[Signed Presentation to Henry Miller] Mathieu, Bertrand. Orpheus in Brooklyn, Orphism, Rimbaud, and Henry Miller. First Edition. 1976. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in good plus condition. Book has a full-page inscription to the book’s subject, Henry Miller, thanking him for the full week he spent with him and that he belongs “in the company of the great Orphic artists of all times” and “will live forever.” It concludes “Je vous embrasse! Bert Mathieu, Saint Patty’s Day 1977.” For the entire inscription, please visit our website.
This book of literary criticism canonizes Henry Miller. How great that this is his copy, and it is signed to him. The book theorizes that Miller’s much-publicized banned books unfairly stole the limelight his book on Greece, The Colossus of Maroussi, which is hiding in plain sight as a brilliant homage to Orpheus.
“Literary criticism has grown perhaps too accustomed to thinking of the writings of Henry Miller in terms of their indebtedness to the literary techniques of Naturalism, of Surrealism and Dadaism, of Revolt—or of plain pornography.”