Miller, Henry: The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1st Ed.)
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare. Volume one.
First edition, first printing. Published by New Directions in 1945. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good antiquarian condition. Cover slightly worn on the edges, a small tear on the top spine. Internally clean, no handwritten marks or previous owner inscriptions. From the library of the art critic C-J af Forselles. Ex-libris inside the front cover. Price unclipped.
Henry Miller was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new type of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, stream of consciousness, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association and mysticism. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is a memoir written by Henry Miller about his year-long trip across the United States in 1939.