Henry Miller

          1891 New York – 1980 California

Henry Miller is considered a “literary innovator” in whose works “actual and imagined experiences became indistinguishable from each other.”[80] His books did much to free the discussion of sexual subjects in American writing from both legal and social restrictions.

Henry Miller residence/career

    Brooklyn 1917-1930
    Paris 1930-1939
    Greece 1939-1940
    California 1942-1980

My experience with Henry Miller was with his memoir & nonfiction works. Many of these I’ve parted with due to lack of space, but can recommend any of these as suits your tastes and time. Often I found that one book would make threads to other works and topics of his.

The Cosmological Eye, Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1939.
The Colossus of Maroussi, San Francisco: Colt Press, 1941.
The Wisdom of the Heart, Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1941.
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, New York: New Directions, 1945.
The Time of the Assassins: A Study of Rimbaud, NY, New Directions, 1946.
Remember to Remember, New York: New Directions, 1947.
     (Vol 2 of The Air-Conditioned Nightmare.)
The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder, New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948.
Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, NY, New Directions, 1957.
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, New York: New Directions, 1962.
Henry Miller on Writing, New York: New Directions, 1964.

Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch blog posting.   When first discovered, I was living in the small college town of San Luis Obispo, California, ostensibly the Southern reach of the Big Sur coastline, so the title had a unique and exotic attraction for me.
 his talent and passion extended to watercolors as well.