Books: Larry & Henry

LAWRENCE DURRELL AND HENEY MILLER, A PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE (400 pp.)—Dutton ($6.95).

It is not given to every young man to be told by any credible source that he is "a stinking genius."

This heady information was contained in a letter to Lawrence Durrell, when, at 24 and yet unknown to fame, he was a lonely and industrious apprentice novelist on the island of Corfu. What made him keep opening the letter and reading it again and again in the rain was the fact that it was from that self-acknowledged genius Henry Miller, 21 years older...

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