The World of Sex & Max and the White Phagocytes - Henry MillerLondon: Calder & Boyars, 1970, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper, now wrapped in a removable protective sleeve. The contents complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “The World of Sex was written in 1940 and published privately. There have been subsequent French and American editions, but this is the first British publication. This remarkable book treats its subject with all the candour readers have come to associate with Miller’s writing. Through a serious examination of his preoccupations as a man and a writer, Miller launches a boisterous plea for a fresh reverence for sex. His penetrating examination of this phenomenon makes it a work which, by strengthening and elucidating his other works, brings us in even closer sympathy with this brave and serious writer.
Max and the White Phagocytes was first published by the Obelisk Press, Paris, and now appears in Great Britain for the first time. Max is one of the most moving, comic and unforgettable stories ever written in the English language. There were thousands of men like Max roaming the streets, writes Miller of his hero, but Max was the personification of all. He was Unemployment, he was Hunger, he was Misery, he was Woe, he was Despair, he was Defeat, he was Humiliation. This story embodies the best in Miller’s writing: warmth, compassion and, above all, zest for life.
These two diverse books now bring together in one volume the very essence of Henry Miller.”