Air-Conditioned Nightmare

Air-Conditioned Nightmare

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by Henry Miller
     
 

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His stories and essays celebrate those rare individuals (famous and obscure) whose creative resilience and mere existence oppose the mechanization of minds and souls.
In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller returned to the United States with a keen desire to see what his native land was really like—to get to the roots of the American nature

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His stories and essays celebrate those rare individuals (famous and obscure) whose creative resilience and mere existence oppose the mechanization of minds and souls.
In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller returned to the United States with a keen desire to see what his native land was really like—to get to the roots of the American nature and experience. He set out on a journey that was to last three years, visiting many sections of the country and making friends of all descriptions. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is the result of that odyssey.

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“Henry Miller is the nearest thing to Céline America has produced .... He aims not at the ears, brains or consciences, but at the viscera and solarplexus.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811201063
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
01/28/1970
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
494,867
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Henry Miller (1891—1980) was one of the most controversial American novelists during his lifetime. His book, The Tropic of Cancer, was banned in the some U.S. states before being overruled by the Supreme Court. New Directions publishes several of his books.

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Air-Conditioned Nightmare 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Miller's vision of America cuts through the facade of dream like a diamond-knife. He sees a society sufficated by the 'benefits' of modern convenience, where the rugged individualism supposedly so prized by Americans is quickly fading from the scene as the shambles of materialism replaces the quest for personal freedom and growth. The frightening thing is that this was written during the 1940s. Amazing how prophetic this book became!