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Tropic of Cancer (Paperback) Paperback – 1994


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic (1994)
  • ASIN: B002VH3AMK
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie Anne on November 17, 2014
I read an old musty copy that made my eyes itch but it was worth every page. I adore Henry Miller ~ it's like reading words that are swirling in a blender. It's like he has a machine gun pointed at you and bang bang he starts shooting every word into your flesh except when they hit you, the words feel like whip cream and you just want to bathe in them. This was one writer that was fully alive. It starts off with him saying that he has no money and no resources and that he is the happiest man alive (love that)! This book was published in the 1930s and banned in America for being too smutty. Yes he talks about sex but he talks more about life and even more about living. He has more interesting things to say in this one book than most people ever say in an entire lifetime. This book is deep and funny ~ my favorite kind of books and people. If you haven't read it ~ give yourself a treat and dive bomb right into it. Henry Miller was a genius and even though he's dead ~ you can still enjoy him. He feels very much alive as you read him because he didn't save anything when he wrote ~ he gave everything and it feels like it. I wish more people were more like that ~ everyone is so busy saving it up for a rainy day. Not Henry.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dirdee on June 14, 2014
This book changed my life. The profound insights, fiercely intellectual content, and poetic phrasings scattered amongst the sociopathic hedonism of this book is beautiful. This book led me to a spiritual awakening, a new appreciation of life, a new perspective on the world. It's inspiring and powerful, entertaining and thought-provoking.

If you're one of those sensitive types, the kind of person who likes to take the self-righteous holier-than-thou moral high ground, you may not be able to look past the lewd behavior in this book. Then again, you may not have the intellectual capacity to handle the real meat and potatoes of this book anyway. This isn't Naked Lunch. This book actually has something worth saying.

If you aren't a prude, I couldn't recommend this book more.
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the book came in completely destroyed, pages almos falling off the book. overall, i paid 14/15 for a 5 dollar-condition book.
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By Karina M. Huertas on November 3, 2014
Hard to get into, but well worth staying around for the middle/ending.
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