New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1992. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. 8vo, tan quarter cloth with silver lettering over beige boards, Introduction by Mary V. Dearborn, archival mylar-protected photographic brown-tinted dust jacket (unclipped) with white lettering, xv, [xvi-xviii] + 266 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #4636
Henry V. Miller (1891-1980) was an American writer. He often created semi-autobiographical novels that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association, and mysticism. His most noteworthy works are Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), Tropic of Capricorn (1939) and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (1949–59). All were banned in the United States until 1961. He also painted watercolors.
MOLOCH is his first novel, which was discovered by Miller biographer Mary Dearborn. In the persona of a character named Dion Moloch, the novel deals with Miller's early demeaning job, first marriage, and life in New York City during the Twenties.
Grove Press was an American publisher founded in 1947. It became noteworthy/infamous for publishing censored, often French, and sexually explicit works. Notable authors published by Grove included: Henry Miller, Eugene Ionesco, Frantz Fanon, Jean Genet, Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Samuel Becket, and William S. Burroughs.
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