Category Archives: Tutelary Spirits

Links for Herman Melville’s “The Confidence-Man”

Manuscript fragment from Chapter 14 of The Confidence-Man. [Source: Wikimedia Commons] The Confidence-Man – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “The Confidence-Man uses the Mississippi River as a metaphor for those broader aspects of American and human identity that unify the otherwise … Continue reading






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Henry Miller: “Asleep and Awake” (1975 Documentary Film)

Tom Schiller Tom Schiller describes his 1975 short documentary (35mins) as ‘a guided tour of the pictures and artefacts of Henry Miller’s bathroom’.






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Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin: Two Film Clips

Henry Miller & Anaïs Nin on Death and Dreams | Anaïs Nin reflections






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The Scarlet Letter

Hester Prynne holds her infant daughter Perl in an engraved illustration from an 1878 edition of The Scarlet Letter. [Source: Wikimedia Commons]






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Partners in Surrealism: Lee Miller and Man Ray

Lee Miller’s lips fly over a forest in Man Ray’s “Observatory Time – The Lovers,” an oil painting from 1934. The surrealist art of Lee Miller and Man Ray are presented together for the first time in a museum show, Man Ray/Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism. Anthony Penrose, Miller’s son, and curator Phillip Prodger discuss the artists on NPR.






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