Henry Miller bibliography

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The following is a bibliography of Henry Miller by category.

Books and collections[edit]

  • Tropic of Cancer, Paris: Obelisk Press, 1934.
    • New York: Grove Press, 1961. ISBN 0-8021-3178-6
  • Black Spring, Paris: Obelisk Press, 1936.
  • Tropic of Capricorn, Paris: Obelisk Press, 1939.
  • The Cosmological Eye, Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1939. ISBN 0-8112-0110-4
  • The Colossus of Maroussi, San Francisco: Colt Press, 1941.
  • The Wisdom of the Heart, Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1941.
  • Sunday After the War, Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1944.
  • The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, New York: New Directions, 1945.
  • Why Abstract? with Hilaire Hiler and William Saroyan, New York: New Directions, 1945.
  • The Time of the Assassins: A Study of Rimbaud, New York: New Directions, 1946.
  • Remember to Remember, New York: New Directions, 1947. (Volume 2 of The Air-Conditioned Nightmare.)
    • London: Grey Walls Press, 1952.
  • The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder, New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1948.
  • Sexus (Book one of The Rosy Crucifixion), Paris: Obelisk Press, 1949.
  • The Books in My Life, Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1952.
  • Plexus (Book two of The Rosy Crucifixion), Paris: Olympia Press, 1953.
  • Nights of Love and Laughter, Signet, 1955.
  • Quiet Days in Clichy, with photographs by Brassaï, Paris: Olympia Press, 1956.
  • A Devil in Paradise, New York: New American Library, 1956.
  • Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, New York: New Directions, 1957. ISBN 0-8112-0107-4
  • The Henry Miller Reader, ed. Lawrence Durrell, New York: New Directions, 1959.
  • Nexus (Book three of The Rosy Crucifixion), Paris: Obelisk Press, 1960.
  • Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, New York: New Directions, 1962. ISBN 0-8112-0322-0
  • Henry Miller on Writing, New York: New Directions, 1964. ISBN 0-8112-0112-0
  • Insomnia or the Devil at Large, Albuquerque: Loujon Press, 1970.
    • Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974.
  • My Life and Times, New York: Playboy Press, 1971.
  • The Nightmare Notebook, New York: New Directions, 1975. Notes and drawings.
  • Henry Miller's Book of Friends: A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago, Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1976. ISBN 0-88496-050-1
  • The World of Lawrence: A Passionate Appreciation, Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1980.
  • Sextet, Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1977. ISBN 0-88496-119-2
  • My Bike and Other Friends, Volume II, Book of Friends, Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1978. ISBN 0-88496-075-7
  • Joey: A Loving Portrait of Alfred Perlès Together With Some Bizarre Episodes Relating to the Opposite Sex, Volume III, Book of Friends, Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1979. ISBN 0-88496-136-2

Pamphlets and small print runs[edit]

  • Aller Retour New York, Paris: Obelisk Press, 1935.
  • What Are You Going to Do about Alf? An Open Letter to All and Sundry, Paris: Pamphlet printed at author's expense, 1935.
  • Max and the White Phagocytes, Paris: Obelisk Press, 1938.
  • The World of Sex, Chicago: Ben Abramson, Argus Book Shop, 1940.
  • The Plight of the Creative Artist in the United States of America, ?:? [no publisher listed, but published by Bern Porter], [undated, internal evidence suggests 1944].
  • Echolalia: Reproductions of Water Colors, Berkeley, CA: Bern Porter, 1945.
  • Henry Miller Miscellanea, San Mateo, CA: Bern Porter, 1945.
  • Maurizius Forever, San Francisco: Colt Press, 1946.
  • Into the Night Life, privately published with Bezalel Schatz, 1947.
  • The Waters Reglitterized: The Subject of Water Color in Some of Its More Liquid Phases, San Jose, CA: John Kidis, 1950.
  • The Red Notebook, Highlands, NC: Jargon Books, 1958. Facsimile of one of Miller's journals from 1939.
  • To Paint is to Love Again, Alhambra, CA: Cambria Books, 1960.
    • New York: Grossman Publishers, 1968.
  • Watercolors, Drawings, and His Essay "The Angel Is My Watermark", New York: Abrams, 1962.
  • Greece (with drawings by Anne Poor), New York: Viking Press, 1964.
  • On Turning Eighty, Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1972. ISBN 0912264438, 9780912264431
  • First Impressions of Greece, Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1973. ISBN 0-912264-59-4
  • Reflections on the Maurizius Case: A Humble Appraisal of a Great Book, Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1974. ISBN 0-912264-73-X


  • Just Wild About Harry, New York: New Directions, 1963.


  • Hamlet Volume I with Michael Fraenkel, New York: Carrefour, 1939.
  • Hamlet Volume II with Michael Fraenkel, New York: Carrefour, 1941.
    • Above two volumes republished, minus two letters, as Henry Miller's Hamlet Letters, Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1988. ISBN 0-88496-269-5
  • The Plight of the Creative Artist in the United States of America, Houlton, ME: Bern Porter, 1944.
  • Semblance of a Devoted Past, Berkeley, CA: Bern Porter, 1944. A collection of Miller’s letters to Emil Schnellock.
  • Reunion in Barcelona: a Letter to Alfred Perlès, from Aller Retour New York, Northwood, England: Scorpion Press, 1959.
  • Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller: A Private Correspondence, ed. George Wickes, E.P. Dutton, 1963.
  • A Literate Passion: Letters of Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller, 1932-1953, ed. Gunther Stuhlmann. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.
  • The Durrell-Miller Letters, 1935-80, ed. Ian S. MacNiven, New York: New Directions, 1988.
  • From Your Capricorn Friend: Henry Miller and the Stroker, 1978-1980, New York: New Directions, 1984. Correspondence with Irving Stettner.
  • Letters to Emil, New York: New Directions, 1989. A collection of Miller’s letters to Emil Schnellock, from 1921-34.
  • Proteus and the Magician: The Letters of Henry Miller and John Cowper Powys, ed. Jacqueline Peltier. London: The Powys Society, 2014.

Posthumous publications[edit]

  • Moloch: or, This Gentile World, written in 1927, published by the Estate of Henry Miller. New York: Grove Press, 1992. ISBN 0-8021-3372-X
  • Crazy Cock (originally titled Lovely Lesbians), written in 1928–30, published by the Estate of Henry Miller. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1991. ISBN 0-8021-1412-1
  • Opus Pistorum, (from the Latin, Work of the Miller), written as pornography-for-hire in 1941 (see Anaïs Nin), was retitled in its second edition Under the Roofs of Paris, published by the Estate of Henry Miller. New York: Grove Press, 1983. ISBN 0-8021-3183-2
  • Paris 1928 (Nexus II), abandoned continuation of Nexus, written in 1961, published by Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
  • Into the Heart of Life: Henry Miller at One Hundred, ed. Frederick Turner, New York: New Directions, 1991.

Unpublished work[edit]

  • Clipped Wings, Miller's first novel, written in 1922.


  • Henry Miller Recalls and Reflects: An Extraordinary American Writer Speaks Out (2 LP records, RLP 7002/3), New York: Riverside Records, 1956.


  • Mary V. Dearborn, The Happiest Man Alive: A Biography of Henry Miller, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
  • Robert Ferguson, Henry Miller: A Life, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1991.
  • Arthur Hoyle, The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur, New York: Arcade Publishing, 2014.