Tropic of Cancer

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San Val, 1994 - Fiction - 318 pages
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Forty years have passed since Grove Press first published Henry Miller's landmark masterpiece -- an act that would forever change the face of American literature. Initially banned in America as obscene, Tropic of Cancer was first published in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards permitted its publication. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, "one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century". Also banned in America for almost thirty years, Tropic of Capricorn is now considered a cornerstone of modern literature.Together, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn are a lasting testament to one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century and his contribution not only to literature but to the cause of free speech.

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The prose and writing is beautiful. - Goodreads
Sex scenes are not credible, excessive chest-pounding - Goodreads
Great intro to henry miller reading. - Goodreads
The patron writer of the working class artist. - Goodreads
Nice use of free association imagery. - Goodreads
The book has no narrative, plot or obvious direction. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Carolyn Hamilton - Goodreads

I read this so long ago, that I am inclined to read it again. Read full review

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User Review  - Tinea - Goodreads

Everything I so desperately fall for and am totally bored by in artist people. Ugh, if only you were activists, Henry Miller characters. I get that it would spoil the whole show for you tho. Read full review

About the author (1994)

Henry Miller, American novelist, was born in 1891 in New York City. His most famous works, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, were written while Miller was an expatriate living in Paris and were originally published in France in the mid-1930s. At that time, the two books were widely considered obscene in the United States, and they were banned from sale there until 1961. Some of Miller's other works include The Colossus of Maroussi and Big Sur and the Oranges of Heironymus Bosch. Henry Miller was married five times and he also had an extended love affair with Anais Nin. He died in 1980 in his Pacific Palisades, Calif., home.

AnaIs Nin (1903-1977) was a French-born American novelist and diarist. After publishing over a dozen books, she gained notoriety with the publication of "The Diary of AnaIs Nin". There are thirteen published volumes based on her diary. The film "Henry and June" was also based on this diary.

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