Henry Miller and AC
Yesterday I bought 'Incest' by Anais Nin and found in the last two pages that her lover Henry Miller 'has come under the spell of a wise old man' identified in the notes as AC. This was in 1934. My biography of Miller makes no mention of AC, so I wondered if anyone here knows anything else about the relationship between Miller and AC? As an admirer of both men, I'd be very grateful for any further info.
( When I have the book to hand I'll post a quote from the relevant passage ).
Miller claims to have met Crowley in Paris in 1934 but AC never went there after 1929. He may have met an imposter, a phantom, dreamt it or lied. The annotator of Nin's book may be relying on Miller's account to identify the 'wise old man'. There used to be an account of these circumstances on Redflame93.com on the Friends and Acquaintances page but it's not there now.
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine to the rescue!
You can find the Henry Miller page here.
I don't know the answer to this puzzle , but in relation to Crowleys banishing from France in 1929, it's perhaps relevant to point out that the old rogue liked his disguises and alter-ego's. And I doubt it would be very difficult to get into France in 1934 by a route other than the main ports .
This is easy. Austin Spare and Henry Miller kept up a long correspondence. The Spare/Miller letters are in an archive somewhere in the USA. A.C. and Spare met for the last time in the 1930's.So Spare probably told Crowley about it and for some reason Crowley claimed the contact as his own.
Best Wishes Robert.
Crowley not claim. Miller claim. Nin's annotator repeat.
The WayBack Machine isn't too far from where I'm at now. A friend once had a contract to clean their facilities and I volunteered to help so I could see it in person. It's a massive server farm with over 2,000 machines humming along, very much like google up until a few years ago. I met one of the admins and he proceeded to impress me with how fast there downloads are by downloading a Linux.iso file (which normally takes at least an hour on dsl) in 2-3 seconds. 8)
ps- sorry for being off topic!
Force and Fire is not metaphorical. In Prophetes Veritas Venit.
Thanks for all this, interesting stuff to chase up. Very interested to learn that AOS and Miller kept up a correspondence. That would be an interesting read.
The Miller Library is right off Highway 1 in Big Sur, California. I'll be going there in June and I'll check if you wish...
Wasn't Gurdjieff in Paris at the time? Seems a likely candidate.