Miller’s groundbreaking first novel, banned in Britain for almost thirty years.
A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930.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....Continua
molto forte, a tratti pulp, ma niente a che vedere con
Bukowsky ; Miller quando vuole scrive egregiamente.
E' che a tratti sembra poco autentico, come se fosse troppo
concentrato a provocare, troppo ossessionato dalla fica, e poco
sullo sviluppo del romanzo . Però cronologicamente è stato lui il precursore
del genere, il romanzo è degli anni 30, da qui lo scalpore
What a beautiful author!
A few chapters in, I got the distinct feeling that all the whorish phraseology was nothing more than a child's attempt to see just how far they could push their parents.