Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Cancer is a novel by Henry Miller which has been described as "notorious for its candid sexuality" and as responsible for the "free speech that we now take for granted in literature." It was first published in 1934 in Paris, France, but this edition was banned in the United States. Its... show more
Tropic of Cancer is a novel by Henry Miller which has been described as "notorious for its candid sexuality" and as responsible for the "free speech that we now take for granted in literature." It was first published in 1934 in Paris, France, but this edition was banned in the United States. Its publication in 1961 in the U.S. led to obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography in the early 1960s. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the book non-obscene. It is widely regarded as an important masterpiece of 20th century literature.
Publish date: March 5th 2012
Pages no: 188
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 ...
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