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Opus Pistorum Unknown Binding – January 1, 1984


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  • Unknown Binding: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Star Books London (1984)
  • ASIN: B000PC4HZC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,338,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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HENRY MILLER (1891-1980) was an American writer and painter infamous for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are "Tropic of Cancer," "Tropic of Capricorn," and "Black Spring." His books were banned in the United States for their lewd content until 1964 when a court ruling overturned this order, acknowledging Miller's work as literature in what became one of the most celebrated victories of the sexual revolution.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Tolliver on September 29, 2009
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Henry Miller was your early 20th century writer of all time in my opinion. this book however is pretty hard to get sometimes and for good reason. It is a rare gem in that it ties in experience of debauch in the classic Henry Miller sense of sex and excess with epiphanies abloom. It is nice to read of a world where passion exists solely as a means of survival. You learn about what is possible and what is permissible and human nature at its base level and even loftiest attempts of experiencing and understanding why and what you are to be.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Buffalohump on October 21, 2013
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This is pretty strong meat, even for me and I'm no prude. As a Henry Miller fanatic I was pretty surprised to come across a Miller title I'd never heard of. So I ordered it up only to discover it was a volume of pure pornography. Who woulda thunk it? Not sure if he'd be all that keen on it being published but who knows the whole story?

By all accounts he wrote it especially for a specialist collector of erotica who paid him a dollar a page to cover pretty much every sexual situation you can think of and quite a few you probably wouldnt be able to dream up if you tried. So kudos to HM for that aspect if nothing else. Generally speaking the writing is pretty dull and ordinary (although the scenarios described are anything but). It does have some glimmers of his unique voice but by and large you can tell he dashed it off and his heart wasn't in it. Its really only for the hardcore Miller aficionado who is interested in reading everything he has done.

If you want some really good Miller smut I would recommend Sexus over this any day.
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