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"There is nothing like Henry Miller when he gets rolling. . . . One has to take the language back to Marlowe and Shakespeare before encountering a wealth of imagery equal in intensity. Norman Mailer There is an eager vitality and exuberance to the writing . . . we watchfully hear the language skip, whoop and wheel across Miller s pages. William H. Gass The most enthralling and hilarious explosions are the sexual ones. "Newsweek" A superb entertainment that brings in jeremiads, casual lyrics, and sudden reaches toward the spiritual core of life . . . "The New York Times Book Review" Miller has once and for all blasted away the very foundation of human hypocrisymoral, social, and political. . . . The grandest passages are the scenes of lovemaking. They join in a grand paean to all that is still joyous, healthy, happy, and affirmative. "The Nation" American literature today begins and ends with the meaning of what Miller has done. Lawrence Durell "
Henry Valentine Miller was born in 1891 in New York City and spent most of his life in Brooklyn, Paris, and Big Sur, California. His books include Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, the Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus), Black Spring, and Crazy Cock. He died in 1980.
looking back during the period of time when Miller wrote this may have invoked more of a edgier feel for thebook. Read morePublished on July 14 2003 by William D. Tompkins
Henry Miller captivates the reader from the first sentences, with his strong and astonishing philosophical thoughts and criticism of religion, of life in America. Read morePublished on March 20 2003 by carol France
Tropic of Capricorn was first published in openminded pre-war Paris in 1939, but it took a Supreme Court decision for the book to be declared "safe" for JFK's America twenty-two... Read morePublished on June 22 2002 by Lucian of Samosata
wow. reading henry miller is like taking an amazing roller coaster rider while on ecstasy. his writing is intoxicating, it would make a truck driver blush. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2000 by MICHAEL SAMUELIAN C/O HOK
i've read several books of henry's,but it's the very best coz i'm moved by what he said,so frank so grey so sentimentaland so good. Read morePublished on July 19 2000 by "diulay"
This book was way ahead of it's time. Written in the 1930's and banned for almost 30 years, it sounds like something written only yesterday. Read morePublished on April 4 2000 by "grandmasterspam3"
In my opinion, it is essential that any budding writer read any Henry Miller book they can find. One of my personal favourites is Tropic of Capricorn. Read morePublished on March 17 2000 by bonni
I am 17 and I got this book at the school library. I have found three main themes the author seems to be putting out: the main character tells the story of a tragic death, the... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2000