Henry Miller (1891-1980) was one of the most controversial American novelists during his lifetime. His book, The Tropic of Cancer, was banned in the some U.S. states before being overruled by the Supreme Court. New Directions publishes several of his books.
"Henry Miller is the nearest thing to Celine America has produced ... He aims not at the ears, brains or consciences, but at the viscera and solar plexus." -- New Leader