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Tropic of Capricorn (Miller, Henry) by [Henry Miller]

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Tropic of Capricorn (Miller, Henry) Kindle Edition

3.9 3.9 out of 5 stars 480 ratings

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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 hypocrisy--moral, 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

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Campbell Scott might possibly be a narrative dead-ringer for the eponymous protagonist in Henry Miller's semi-autobiographical TROPIC OF CAPRICORN. Scott's dry, languorous, and lovely voice, which he uses for most of this book, hits all of Miller's cynical but observant notes as he describes the great muddle and mess of humanity around him in New York City during the 1920s. Most of the time Scott sounds almost apathetic, mimicking the distant, disenchanted tone of Miller. Yet, besides all the derogatory adjectives that can be thrown at Miller--misogynist, misanthrope, depressed artist--the writer was also ebullient, mystical, and euphoric. Scott, however, captures this side of Miller barely at all, to the detriment of this production. R.L.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008RZKDHU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grove Press; Reprint edition (December 1, 2007)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 1, 2007
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1628 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 292 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 3.9 out of 5 stars 480 ratings

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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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