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Tropic of Cancer

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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 freedomand 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 137 x 207 x 25.4mm | 376g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0802131786
  • 9780802131782
  • 20,285

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“There is an eager vitality and exuberance to the writing which is exhilarating; a rush of spirit into the world as though all the sparkling wines have been uncorked at once; we watchfully hear the language skip, whoop and wheel across Miller's page." —William H. Gass, The New York Times Book Review

“Here is a book which, if such a thing were possible, might restore our appetite for the fundamental realities." —Anais Nin

“American literature today begins and ends with the meaning of what Miller has done." –Lawrence Durrell

“One of the most remarkable, most truly original authors of this or any age." – Saturday Review

“Undeniably salacious but nevertheless serious and important literature, Miller's novel with its ribald sexuality still provokes (and makes feminist hairs stand on end.)" —Victoria A. Brownworth, The Baltimore Sun
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Review quote

"There is an eager vitality and exuberance to the writing which is exhilarating; a rush of spirit into the world as though all the sparkling wines have been uncorked at once; we watchfully hear the language skip, whoop and wheel across Miller's page." --William H. Gass, The New York Times Book Review "Here is a book which, if such a thing were possible, might restore our appetite for the fundamental realities." --Anais Nin

"American literature today begins and ends with the meaning of what Miller has done." -Lawrence Durrell

"One of the most remarkable, most truly original authors of this or any age." -Saturday Review

"Undeniably salacious but nevertheless serious and important literature, Miller's novel with its ribald sexuality still provokes (and makes feminist hairs stand on end.)" --Victoria A. Brownworth, The Baltimore Sun
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About Henry Miller

Henry Miller (1891-1980), wurde in New York geboren und wuchs in Brooklyn auf. Nach bestandenem Highschool-Abschluss begann er sein Studium am City College New York, was er kurz darauf abbrach. Es folgten mehrere Jahre, in denen er sich mit einer Reihe von Gelegenheitsjobs über Wasser hielt, die vom Taxifahrer bis zum Bibliotheksangestellten reichten. 1920 begann er zu schreiben und siedelte 1928 mit seiner zweiten Frau nach Paris über, wo ihm Mitte der 30er Jahre der Durchbruch als Schriftsteller mit "Im Wendekreis des Krebses" gelang. Nach Ausbruch des Zweiten Weltkriegs kehrte Miller nach Amerika zurück, wo er sich nach Jahren des Umherreisens 1944 in Big Sur, Kalifornien niederließ. Millers literarisches Werk ist weltweit mit vielen Auszeichnungen und Preisen geehrt worden.
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55,403 ratings
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4 33% (18,339)
3 25% (13,638)
2 9% (5,251)
1 5% (2,667)
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