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Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
Tropic of Cancer
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The classic, candid, and often shocking novel of ex-pat Paris in the 1930s has spoken to many generations of readers while also being part of the literary underground for nearly three decades, remaining unpublished in the United States until 1961. It is presented in a quality, affordable new... show more
The classic, candid, and often shocking novel of ex-pat Paris in the 1930s has spoken to many generations of readers while also being part of the literary underground for nearly three decades, remaining unpublished in the United States until 1961. It is presented in a quality, affordable new paperback edition from Quaint Press. This edition retains breaks within chapters from the original (when collapsed in generic reprints, the author's intended transitions and timeline are lost). Henry Valentine Miller (1891-1980) was an accomplished author and artist. Born in New York City, he lived much of his life in Paris, France and Big Sur, California. He is the author of Tropic of Capricorn, Black Spring, The Colossus of Maroussi, and Crazy Cock, among other novels and writings. Noted for his semi- autobiographical works that pushed the envelope of the novel form and of social acceptance, this classic book Tropic of Cancer helped to establish First Amendment law in 1964 when it was declared by the United States Supreme Court to be not obscene. Its legal imprimatur as literature virtually sounded the starting gun on the sexual revolution and the freedom in fiction known in the United States today. George Orwell once called Miller "the only imaginative prose-writer of the slightest value who has appeared among the English-speaking races for some years past. Even if that is objected to as an overstatement, it will probably be admitted that Miller is a writer out of the ordinary, worth more than a single glance; and after all, he is a completely negative, unconstructive, amoral writer, a mere Jonah, a passive acceptor of evil, a sort of Whitman among the corpses." No book reflects this truth more than Tropic of Cancer. If reading this book feels like a vaguely familiar experience, it is because the book was passed around furtively in so many formative years . . . or because so much literature today stands on its shoulders.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780615685373 (0615685374)
Publisher: Quaint Press
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
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Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
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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...
Drobna uwaga. Na pewno umrzecie.
Drobna uwaga. Na pewno umrzecie. rated it
2.0 Zwrotnik Raka
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...
travelin
travelin rated it
3.0 Tropic of Cancer
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...
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5.0 A Tropic Book, and the Demand of the Dead White Man...
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...
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