Henry Miller’s “Ideal Library”

In 1956, French poet Raymond Queneau compiled a list of books favorited by several famous authors at the time into its own work titled Pour une Bibliotheque Ideale, or (via the Babel Fish translation service) “for an ideal library.” Among the authors featured was prolific American writer, Henry Miller, who contributed 95 of his favorite books.

Lena Friesen of Toronto typed up Miller’s list and posted it to LiteraryCritic.com for all to see. Sadly, I’ve yet to read a vast majority of the books in the lineup, but I’ll keep the list tucked away for that time when my ever-expanding list of books to read either grows tired or is reduced to nil.

LiteraryCritic.com: Henry Miller’s “Ideal Library”

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