Henry Miller and The Dance of Life

By Jeffrey Shea

The art of living is based on rhythm - on give and take, ebb and flow, light and dark, life and death. By acceptance of all the aspects of life, good and bad, right and wrong, yours and mine, the static, defensive life, which is what most people are cursed with, is converted into a dance, 'the dance of life.' The real function of the dance is- metamorphosis.

Henry Valentine Miller was born in Yorkville, New York, in 1891. His family moved to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, the 14th ward and then finally to a part of Brooklyn known as Bushwick, the place he would lat...

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