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Nexus: The Rosy Crucifixion, Book 3 Paperback – 1965
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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Even though the book is loosely based around his tumultuous years with his wife (referred to as Mona in this trilogy) before leaving for Paris, the reader gets far more than that. Miller uses this concrete platform to churn out ideas on most anything else in existence. His writing is lucid, thought-provoking, and intelligent here, some of the best he has ever created.
Overall, a fantastic summation of the points articulated throughout the Rosy Crucifixion and Miller's own life. This is an absolutely amazing writer at his best, not to be missed!
Unlike the over-the-top pornography of Sexus or the bloated verbal wanderings of Plexus, Nexus is tight (shorter than either of the other two by a considerable length) and while not totally puritanical—Miller still drops a few f- and c-bombs to keep the censors interested—it (mostly) reins in the self-obsession. In fact, the Miller of Nexus is almost a totally different person from the Miller of Sexus and Plexus, an often self-doubting beta male who is pussy-whipped by his wife Mona (based on Miller's second wife June) and her live-in girlfriend/probable lover Stasia. The book chronicles the last stages of Miller's life in New York City in the late 1920s before he left to live in Paris (as chronicled in Tropic of Cancer).
Mona here becomes a truly fascinating character, supportive and bitchy by turns, and such a fabulist that one can never be sure what she's saying is the whole, partial or non-truth.The tight narrative includes a number of wonderful set pieces, particularly the chronicle of a Christmas Day Miller, Mona and Stasia spent with Miller's family.
Of course, since this is Miller's account of what happened, it must be read with a bit of caution as to total fidelity to facts but still, it's a highly readable chronicle of life in late-20s New York and Miller's adventures therein.
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I have the entire Rosy Cruxifixion trilogy! Great price, and the book was in good shape.Published 6 months ago by La-Shon Archibald
I read the Rosy Crucifixion when I was very young. I thought it was hilarious and a great rollicking bollicking ride. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Eddie Russell
Excellent read. Henry's voice is strong and stories brilliant as always. It's as memorable as it is nostalgic and sentimental.Published 13 months ago by Christian D.P. Sallah
When a fellow orders a "Hardcover" book, he thinks most booksellers know the difference between hardcover and a "softcover" or... Read morePublished on July 19, 2014 by James Henry Harrison Smith
While I think the first book, "Sexus", is still the best in this amazing series, "Nexus" is still a thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining novel by our... Read morePublished on April 27, 2014 by Bob Marley
You can not call yourself a reader if you have not read Henry Miller.
He is one of the best writers of all times and reading his work will change the way you think of books as... Read more
This book was recommended to me but it did not satisfy my interest, so far that I don't even remember what it was all about. :(Published on December 15, 2012 by Aron Mueller
The final book in Miller's "Rosy Crucifixion" trilogy chronicles the beginning of the dissolution of his marriage to ephemeral second wife Mona/Mara (aka June Smith) as she embarks... Read morePublished on September 28, 2011 by DLD