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‘A ranting, randy book carried along by a deep, sensual enjoyment of living.’ Sunday Times
‘Tropic of Cancer is a great prophetic book, a warning of what deadens life, an affirmation that it can yet be lived in an age whose sterile non-cultures seek to thwart all mainsprings of fertility. Miller reveals himself as a battered faun, a crafty innocent, a lonely, lazy, sometimes fearful, always steadfast, worshipper of life’ Spectator--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930. Leaving behind a disintegrating marriage and an unhappy career in America, he threw himself into the low-life of Bohemian Paris with unwavering gusto. A fictional account of Miller's adventures amongst the prostitutes and pimps, the penniless painters and writers of Montparnasse, 'Tropic of Cancer' is an extravagant and rhapsodic hymn to a world of unrivalled eroticism and freedom.
'Tropic of Cancer's' 1934 publication in France was hailed by Samuel Beckett as 'a momentous event in the history of modern writing'. The novel was subsequently banned in the UK and the USA and not released for publication for a further thirty years.
"A rhapsody from Whitman, Joyce, Lawrence and Celine, 'Tropic of Cancer' is a ranting, randy book carried along by a deep, sensual enjoyment of living"
"'Tropic of Cancer' is a great prophetic book, a warning of what deadens life, an affirmation that it can yet be lived, though with extreme difficulty, in an age whose sterile non-cultures seek to thwart all mainsprings of fertility. Miller reveals himself as a battered faun, a crafty innocent, a lonely, lazy, sometimes fearful, always steadfast, worshipper of life"
COLIN MACLNNES, 'Spectator'
"In rejecting convention, a safe livelihood, the prison-bars of dailiness, Miller has broken through to an exuberant, bitter joy giving 'Tropic of Cancer' its unique flavour"
JOHN WAIN, 'Observer'
Amusing memoires from this maverick, renegade American from times past. A good read in this world where the 'uptight', the bigots and tedious
money grubbing nerds have taken... Read more
...and he does not nibble earlobes or graze the back of the neck with the finger tips. Sorry ladies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John P. Jones III
I love Henry Miller's work, the shear anarchy and willingness to put down an earthier side to life in that beat era. Better than Kerouac and all of those. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Brian Book Junkie
I haven't read the book yet but I paid for a new one and I can tell by the pages it's been used.Published 10 months ago by Colin MacLeod
'I have made a silent compact with myself not to change a line of what I write.' We are supposed to be impressed?
Those Americans in Paris - wacko, eh? Read more
This Kindle book was not in English. Therefore I was unable to read it. I would like Amazon to correct this.Published 19 months ago by charlotte myhrum
Book delivered in some unknown script-Greek or Russian?-happy with cancellation of order,as interest was passing only-too difficult to achieve suggested remedy of upgrading to 3. Read morePublished 19 months ago by DF Anderson