Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Air-Conditioned Nightmare
Henry Miller


In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller returned to the United States with a keen desire to see what his native land was really like – to get to the roots of the American nature and experience. He set out on a journey that was to last three years, visiting many sections of the country and making friends of all descriptions. The Air-Conditioned Nightmare is the result of that odyssey.

Paperback, 256pp
New Directions, 1970 (1945)
ISBN 9780811201063