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WHY? Please read on…

The Henry Miller Memorial Library has been a haven for writers, artists, and literature enthusiasts for over four decades!
It stands as a testament to Henry Miller’s enduring impact on American literature and his commitment to free expression and artistic exploration.

Over the years, the library has provided a unique space for literary events, concerts, workshops, and exhibitions, fostering creativity and community.
It has become a place where individuals from diverse backgrounds come together to celebrate the arts, engage in meaningful conversations,
and be inspired by the natural beauty of Big Sur.


Stanley Kubrick and Henry Miller – What happened?

“INSIDE Charles Ficat” of Éditions Bartillat, Paris, in conversation with
Michael Paduano and Magnus Toren

The Burden of Joy by ‘our own’ Lexi Kent-Monning.
A wonderful conversation about writing, life, relationships and The Burden of Joy! We are sitting by the creek back in the Redwood canyon.
Please join us!

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Henry Miller Statue – Los Banos, CA

Good News 2: 
Tropic of Cancer clocks in at # 4 of Bob Dylan’s all time favorite books. 
Read about it here!

Ronna Rio Emmons well known and loved in the Big Sur community perhaps especially because of her many years of teaching art. We have a lot of fun talking and cover some good stories. Thanks for listening. HERE IS THE LINK.

Magnus speak with Michael Paduano about
the recently published book titled
The Book of Conversations with David Edgar

# 53 Clovis Harrod.
With two kids and $40 in her pocket she came HOME!

Harry Dick Ross and Eve Miller Ross
A small sampling of their artwork currently on display at the Library.

Miller *DID* reject Kubrick!!

Readers may recall that in August’s Digest, we alluded to scuttlebutt that Stanley Kubrick’s people approached Henry’s people about making a film of “Tropic of Cancer.” At first

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Quote from Carly Taylor’s article:
Miller is a powerful author to turn to in our periods of hopelessness, for he can breed joy where others find only nihilism. He sees “a world without hope but no despair.”

Stefan White and Magnus Torén sat down for a wonderful conversation (and a reunification after 31 years!) Here’s the Podcast Episode.

You will hear Stefan’s beautiful voice telling stories about family, Australia, Big Sur, Austria and much more. Some of the White family we speak of are in photographs that Stefan provided to the right: Stefan, Dan, Pat, Emil.
We also touch on:
The Morgenrath family.
Robert Redford and Sonia Braga
A mail-order bride Mother
Living close to where Hitler grew up
Biking in central Europe
Sleeping with headhunters
Being better than Giacometti!
Dr Zeus….and, very important for Stefan, we spoke of his dedication and love for Prem Rawat.



A Steinway upright is now installed, tuned and ready for you to play, perform and record! (Acoustics in this room is legendary!)

The piano was donated to us by a generous family north of us and delivered by Howard Piano Moving.

Tuning by Nicholas Fettis.
Listen to him play the piano post tuning HERE!

My whole aim in life is to get near to God, that is, to get nearer to myself. That’s why it doesn’t matter to me what road I take. But music is very important. Music is a tonic for the pineal gland. Music isn’t Bach or Beethoven; music is the can-opener of the soul. It makes you terribly quiet inside, makes you aware that there’s a roof to your being.

To be is music, which is a profanation of silence in the interests of silence, and therefore beyond good and evil. Music is the manifestation of action without activity. It is the pure act of creation swimming on its own bosom. Music neither goads nor defends, neither seeks nor explains. Music is the noiseless sound made by the swimmer in the ocean of consciousness. It is a reward which can only be given by oneself. It is the gift of the god which one is because he has ceased thinking about god. It is an augur of the God which every one will become in due time, when all that is will be beyond imagination.

All music is still governed by the old astronomy, is the product of the hothouse, a panacea for Weltschmerz. Music is still the antidote for the nameless, but this is not yet music. Music is planetary fire, an irreducible which is all-sufficient; it is the slate-writing of the gods, the abracadabra which the learned and the ignorant alike muff because the axle has been unhooked.

/  Henry Miller


The Henry Miller Library guarantees all guests the broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn. It is not the proper role of the Library to attempt to shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive. There are many books and stories to read, to write, to tell, and to listen to.

We hope to learn from different ideas, why and how they come to be, and what values they’re premised on. To always critique and argue in good-faith. Some ‘binaries’ that we propose on our bookshelves are: Capitalism vs. Socialism  |  Keynesian economics vs. Classical economics  |  Deontology vs. Consequentialism  |  Empiricism vs. Rationalism  |  Liberalism vs. Conservatism  |  Democracy vs. Authoritarianism  |  Cartesianism vs. Darwinism  |  Realism vs. Romanticism  |  Classicism vs. Modernism  |  Objectivism vs. Relativism  |  Virtue ethics vs. Deontological ethics  |  Monotheism/Polytheism/Pantheism  |  Protestantism vs. Catholicism  |  Atheism vs. Theism
What a wonderful world!