Don’t expect me to be sane anymore

In 1932, months after first meeting in Paris and despite both being married, Cuban diarist Anaïs Nin and hugely influential novelist Henry Miller began an incredibly intense love affair that would last for many years and, along the way, generate countless passionate love letters. Below, in my humble opinion, is one of the most powerful examples, written

I had to turn down BLACK SPRING

On September 8th of 1936, Bennett Cerf – co-founder of Random House – wrote the following letter to author Henry Miller. In it, he rejected Miller’s third novel, Black Spring, adding that it hadn’t “the faintest chance of achieving commercial success in America.” Miller’s reaction to Cerf’s appraisal can be seen by way his brief handwritten annotation at the foot of the