American author whose semi-autobiographical style broke new literary ground. His best-known works include Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, and The Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy.
He attended the City College of New York for only one semester. During his younger years, he also joined the Socialist Party of America.
His 1936 novel, Black Spring, was lauded by author George Orwell.
He was married five times between 1917 and 1967 and fathered three children. His second wife, June Miller, was a colorful character who inspired The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy as well as characters in Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.
Like Joan Miro, Miller appreciated and experimented with literary surrealism.