Before 50 Shades of Grey: 7 Classic Works of Erotic Literature

by Katy Kelleher It’s no secret that some members of the Literary Traveler staff are fans of the EL James […]

Finding Balance in Bali: Anaïs Nin’s Message for the Island of Gods

By Tess Joyce “The colors, the perfumes, the dances, the music of Bali stay with you because they all penetrate […]

La Belle Helene: A Rare Discovery at Greece’s Mycenae

By Albert Englehardt “See, here is the German archaeologist Wilhelm Dörpfeld’s signature, and here is Agatha Christie’s, and over there is […]

Hotel du Pont Royal: Paris, France

By Kelsey Liebenson-Morse “There is never any ending to Paris, and the memory of each person who has lived in it […]

Henry Miller in Paris, The Mean Streets of the Tropic of Cancer

by William Caverlee Best not to look at the scenery: eight lanes of traffic, roaring motorcycles, flashing billboards, and steel-and-glass […]

Henry Miller and The Dance of Life

The art of living is based on rhythm – on give and take, ebb and flow, light and dark, life and death. By acceptance of all the aspects of life, good and bad, right and wrong, yours and mine, the static, defensive life, which is what most people are cursed with, is converted into a dance, ‘the dance of life.’ The real function of the dance is- metamorphosis.