Tropic of Cancer
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... show more
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.”
Publish date: January 6th 1994
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
I enjoy to read about bohemian types. Thompson's evocation of Horatio Alger at the end of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is pretty spot on. My adventure novels involve irresponsible artist types blowing all their money on drugs and women in exotic locales. I am not especially proud of this but a do...
Oceniam, choć jej nie skończyłam. Zostało mi dokładnie 69 stron (tak, policzyłam ;p), ale coś czuję, że nie znajdę w sobie siły, by dotrzeć do końca. Zwłaszcza, że mam przed sobą perspektywę innych-ciekawszych pozycji. Ta po prostu mnie znudziła. Opisy stosunków z kobietami są obleśnie i wulgarne, a...
I think I was a virgin when I read it (officially I still am), but he still comes across as a Californian who travelled all the way to Paris just to meet 1 or 2 loose women. I also read it on a very peaceful ferry ride and remember thinking the ferry ride was more of a genuine adventure than most of...
The book is perhaps summed up best by one of its characters: …I’ll lay myself down on the operating table and I’ll expose my whole guts … every goddamned thing. Has anyone ever done that before?—What the hell are you smiling at? Does it sound naïf? It exposes. It hadn’t been done before (well, not i...
Here a cunt, there a cunt, everywhere a cunt cunt ""Art consists in going the full length. If you start with the drums you have to end with dynamite."But if you begin with masturbation, you don't necessarily end with sex. Here's a guy who exemplifies the stream-of-consciousness mode of writing; he ...