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Sexus (Book One of The Rosy Crucifixion)
by Henry Miller (1945)
Plexus (Book Two of The Rosy Crucifixion)
by Henry Miller (1949)
Nexus (Book Three of The Rosy Crucifixion)
by Henry Miller
The Books in My Life
by Henry Miller (1951)

First in Miller's ribald and confessional novelistic series, The Rosy Crucifixion, evokes New York City before World War II. He completed the book while living in a cabin on Partington Ridge, Big Sur.

The second in The Rosy Crucifixion series rambles between microscopic insight into spirit and nature and broad brush analysis of world politics — all surveyed from his small cabin on Partington Ridge.

The culmination of Miller's semi-autobiographical series chronicling his life with his first wife, called Mona/Mara in The Rosy Crucifixion, sweeps from loss and despair to hope and renewed spirit.

A bibliophile's treat: Henry Miller exploring the books that formed him as a reader and a writer, from Dostoievesky and Whitman to Krishnamurti and, surprisingly, H. Rider Haggard.

The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
by Henry Miller (1945)
Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch
by Henry Miller (1957)

Henry Miller returned from Europe after a years away, and spent 1940 and 1941 travelling the United States. What he found horrified and disgusted him, and led to this nonfiction book in which he contrasts the ideals of America's founding fathers with the cynicism he found rampant in wartime.

Miller's luscious description of his new creative life in Big Sur is mixed with a heady cocktail of philosophical musings, jokes, historical trivia and his struggles with fiscal intrusions.