Entertainer Hoki Tokuda, the last wife of author Henry Miller, is alive and well and managing the exclusive Tropic of cancer nightclub in Tokyo. Mark Roeder tracked her down. The greatest llving writer of his time. Miller had a habit of puncturing egos. The bigger the ego the deeper he plunged his sword, and the sword became sharper with age. This beautiful Japanese-born singer and piano player was married to him from until she finally plucked up the courage to ask for a divorce the year before his death in She, perhaps more than any other living person, was close enough to witness how the ravages of age affected one of the more iconoclastic literary spirits of our time. Today Hokl owns and manages an exclusive nightclub in Tokyo called the Tropic of Cancer, named after the book that catapulted Miller to international notoriety in Tropic was a landmark book that caused an uproar.
He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new type of semi- autobiographical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, stream of consciousness, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association , and mysticism. In , his family moved to Decatur Street in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Miller married his first wife, Beatrice Sylvas Wickens, in ;  their divorce was granted on December 21, In March , during a three-week vacation, he wrote his first novel, Clipped Wings. It has never been published, and only fragments remain, although parts of it were recycled in other works, such as Tropic of Capricorn. In , while he was still married to Beatrice, Miller met and became enamored of a mysterious dance hall dancer who was born Juliet Edith Smerth but went by the stage name June Mansfield. She was 21 at the time. Miller's second novel, Moloch: or, This Gentile World , was written in —28, initially under the guise of a novel written by June. Kronski lived with Miller and June from until , when June and Kronski went to Paris together, leaving Miller behind, which upset him greatly.
When they met she was working as a lounge pianist in L. She was twenty-nine and Miller, who had been born in , was on the verge of turning seventy-six. She also says she only married him for a green card, and has even joked about him being a bad kisser. In any case, being a pulp site, we just thought we should offer a little background info, since Tokuda was married to a guy who changed English language literature forever. The above photos both date from September , when their love—if it ever existed—was new. American biologists James D. The formal announcement takes place in April following publication in Nature magazine.
Best wishes on your next expedition. Go on dates on days other than Sunday. She's a wonderful person and I think we could work, so yes. OP, I'm not a med student, just a plain old grad student.