Books: Aphrodite Ascending

THE HAPPY ROCK: A BOOK ABOUT HENRY MILLER—Published by Bern Porter ($5).

THE AIR-CONDITIONED NIGHTMARE (Volume I)—Henry Miller—New Directions ($3.50).

In The Happy Rock, which is printed on pink, orange, blue and saffron paper, 30 intellectuals, of whom most people never heard, pay tribute to a U.S. writer, whom most people have never read. The subject of their encomiums is ex-expatriate Author Henry Miller.

One of Miller's admirers likens him to Lord Nelson, another to a "sledgehammer." "When I say that [he] is a saint." says one, "I do not mean, of course, that...

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