Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Death: 7th June 1980
Location: Cremated, ashes scattered off Big Sur, California, United States
Cause of death: Circulatory Failure
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American novelist who was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of 'novel' that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939). He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis.