Tropic of Cancer
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Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Book DescriptionNow 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 1943. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780061477898
(151mm x 132mm x 26mm)
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Henry Miller
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An essential collection of writings, bursting with Henry Miller's exhilarating candor and wisdom
Aller Retour New York, Paperback (February 2016)
In 1935, the author set off from his adopted home, Paris, to revisit his native land, America. This title describes the trip and his return journey on a Dutch steamer. It shows height of his powers.
Colossus of Maroussi, Paperback (February 2016)
Explores the Grecian countryside with his friend Lawrence Durrell in 1939. In this book, the author describes drinking from sacred springs, nearly being trampled to death by sheep and encountering the flamboyant Greek poet Katsumbalis, who 'could galvanize the dead with his talk'.
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Looking back to author's bohemian life in 1930s Paris, when he was an obscure, penniless writer, this title is a love letter to a city. It describes nocturnal wanderings through shabby Montmartre streets, cafes and bars, sexual liaisons and volatile love affairs, Miller brilliantly evokes a period that would shape his entire life and oeuvre.
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