15.9.11

When Dylan Thomas Met Henry Miller

Dan Davin recounts the day Dylan met Henry

3:AM Magazine quotes an extract from Dan Davin's Closing Times: 'Miller was drunk and also extremely short-sighted. He was convinced that Dylan had taken him to a brothel and that the plain uniforms and innocent bearing of the waitresses were the last word in lubricious sophistication. Dylan had great difficulty in averting calamity and never succeeded at all in convincing Miller that he was mistaken. We speculated on how many similar misunderstandings might underlie the exploits so boringly recounted in Tropic of Capricorn and Dylan went on to improvise a new work of Miller’s of which the dairy was the transmuted centre and in which Miller played a grotesquely comical role, rather like Mr. Magoo.' [Read More]

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