(Arguably) the crown jewel of the Library’s Aller Retour Paris festival, held in May of 2014, was our dinner party celebrating the 80th anniversary of the publication of the Tropic of Cancer. We corralled a who’s who of Miller colleagues, experts, and fans for an amazing evening of discussions and sausages.
John Calder – The man who published Miller’s previously banned works in Europe.
Georges Hoffman — The son of Michael Hoffman, the man who founded Agence Littéraire Hoffman, Paris in 1935 and still handles worldwide rights in Henry Miller’s works. Georges and his brother Boris run the agency today.
Juliette Kahane – The granddaughter of Jack Kahane, founder of Obelisk Press, which published “Tropic of Cancer.”
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.