Here, in a private letter to Alfred Perles, the reader is offered an unpolished glimpse into Miller's views on life. Miller's blind love for all things French clearly shines through, and his dislike for everything American is passionate. For the avid Miller reader this letter is full of genuine emotions. A short glimpse into a period marking his return to France after a brief stay in America.
In 1935, author Henry Miller set off from his adopted residence, Paris, to visit his home country - America. An inveterate letter-writer, he wrote a long and entertaining account of his trip to New York to his friend Alfred Perles. Filled with vivid impressions and scandalous reflections, and including an entertaining sketch of his journey, via steamer, back to France, this is a comic and exuberant portrait of both the author and his birthplace.