“The Rosy Crucifixion may be Miller’s masterpiece. It is an extended account of Miller’s efforts to become a writer and relates his struggles, financial and spiritual, in detail. At the same time, it recreates the tone and texture of Miller’s environment, and brings alive his varied cronies. Written in a relaxed, naturalistic American prose, the book is at times uproariously funny, especially when Miller pokes fun at himself. Like Frank Harris’ My Life and Loves, the volumes attempt to tell everything and some will be certain that Miller tells entirely too much. Whatever Miller’s lapses in taste, he is always on the side of life and creativity; he rejoices in the simple fact that he is alive and experiencing. The trilogy belongs in every American literature collection.” Choice
978-0-8021-5178-0 • $16.00 • Paperback • June 1971
Nexus, the last book of Henry Miller’s epic trilogy The Rosy Crucifixion, is widely considered to be one of the landmarks of American fiction. In it, Miller vividly recalls his many years as a down-and-out writer in New York City, his friends, mistresses, and the unusual circumstances of his eventful life.