Tropic of Cancer

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - 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 freedom and 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. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, “one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century.”

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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
Miller's prose is unbearably affected and monotonous. - Goodreads

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User Review  - George Goodell - Goodreads

Really great depiction of life as a broke American writer in Paris. Not a particularly gripping or well written story-line, though. Still fun to read. Read full review

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User Review  - Wayne Barrett - Goodreads

This read more like speculative prose than a novel...for me anyway. But yes, there is a story here. Is it entertaining? I guess to answer that I will have to lean on the old cliche 'it's in the eye of ... 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.

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