“My Friend the Censor”: Henry Miller, Huntington Cairns, and Tropic of Cancer

6-hv8pak_400x400-2The name Arthur Hoyle most likely rings a bell for you, dear Library and Henry Miller aficionados. Arthur is an old friend, filmmaker, educator, and preeminent Miller scholar.

He’s the author of the definitive biography of post-Paris Miller, “The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur,” and his new essay about the friendship between Miller and Huntington Cairns has been published in the online magazine Empty Mirror.

And who, exactly, was Cairns? Well, in a fascinating twist, he was the 30-year old attorney “who believed that Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer was obscene by the legal standards of his time!”

Check it out HERE!



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