I’m reading Henry Miller’s The Air-Conditioned Nightmare and really enjoying it.
Basically he just talks a lot of crap about America. He loves America, but I think he just hates Capitalism. He says a lot of insightful things, for example about balancing career and art, like we can’t produce timeless masterpieces in our consumer-obsessed economy because artists are by nature, poor. In his time, that is, when people didn’t have a lot of free time or government hand outs and had to struggle to survive. I wonder what he would think about America today.
Has anything really changed?