Tropic of Cancer

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San Val, 1994 - Fiction - 318 pages
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Now hailed as an American classic, "Tropic of Cancer, " Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedomand frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller's famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s.

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There are brilliant passages to be found on just about every page of Tropic of Cancer, but the story and characters did nothing for me. Set in Paris during the 1920s and '30s, the book combines loose ... Read full review

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What a painful experience. The last 1/4 of the novel made up for all it put me through as a woman. Glad I read it? Yes, now that I'm finished. Beautifully written? Absolutely. Still, I'm giving this a ... Read full review

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Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 - June 7, 1980) American novelist, was born 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 home in Pacific Palisades, California.

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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