Tropic of Cancer

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Grove Press, 1961 - 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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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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Dirty old horn-bag wrote of fuck too much, which is telling, and ironic, because he had as much trouble writing this book as aged satyrs such as himself do when trying to bust a nut: after the ... Read full review

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Henry Valentine Miller was born in New York City in 1891 and raised in Brooklyn. He lived in Europe, particularly Paris, Berlin, the south of France, and Greece; in New York; and in Beverly Glen, Big Sur, and Pacific Palisades, California where he died in 1980. He is also the author, among many other works, of "Tropic of Capricorn", the "Rosy Crucifixion" trilogy ("Sexus", "Plexus", "Nexus"), and "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare".

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