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Now hailed as an American classic Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller’s masterpiece was banned as obscene in this country for twenty seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934 Only a historic court ruling that changed So I was glancing through some of the reviews here and noticed that someone has totally disparaged this book because its hero is immoral It always bewilders me when people judge a book according to the moral judgment that they pass on its characters Like when I was looking at the reviews of John Updike s Run Rabbit and saw a woman saying that she hated the book because Angstrom left his wife twice in the book I was like don t take it personally lady he s not your husband A lot of people do it They ignore the book and get too tangled up in how likeable the characters are I really don t get this Someone should explain it to me Is Lolita a bad book because it s about a pedophile Should writers feel like their characters will be competing in a popularity contest in the minds of the readers Should we then only read books about angels floating happily in Heaven doing good things Aren t evil and immorality whatever they mean facts of life that should be dissected and explained by literatureI didn t bother with the morality of the hero I don t care if he slept with a whore and then stole her money and ran away Who cares Look at all that delicious writing instead all the ranting and raving of a tormented and brilliant mind and the brutal honesty of it I don t know why publishers still insist on marketing this book for its explicit language and breaking of sexual taboos in literature That s just so pass in an age when even pornography makes us yawn The beauty of this book lies somewhere else

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Tropic of Cancer

C gusto the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer his friends and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s Tropic of Cancer is now considered as Norman Mailer said one of the ten or twenty great novels of our centu Don t really have the enthusiasm to review this in depth so will be brief This was my second buddy read reading a chapter per week the fact Paris was the setting got the thumbs up from me before even turning a page and I have to admit I was at first dazzled by Miller s writing the whole bohemian lifestyle scene was uite extraordinary if a little exaggerated But over time I started to drastically lose interest everything just became a little too childish for my liking in the way he continually tried to be controversial just for the sake of it He was like a rabid dog that needed the snip I don t mind books being raunchy and erotic but for characters I didn t really give a monkey s about all that nauseating sex to me just felt empty It s the sort of novel that would feel at home in a filthy toilet cubicle with lots of dirty words scribbled on the sides rather than a nice Mahogany bookshelf I m now off to try and scrub away Miller and his obnoxious cronies with a nice hot shower

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American censorship standards ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller’s famed mixture of memoir and fiction which chronicles with unapologeti My fiction addictionHad lost all its frictionI needed raw meat but this new stuff was veggiePredictable safe and not bold tough and edgyI thought Tropic of CancerWould be the answerFor years it was bannedThroughout every landBut five c words per pageSuppressed masculine rageAnd tours of French pudendaWas his only agendaSo reading Henry MillerJust made me feel illerAnd illerAnd illerAnd iller


10 thoughts on “Tropic of Cancer

  1. says:

    So I was glancing through some of the reviews here and noticed that someone has totally disparaged this book because its “hero” is immoral It always bewilders me when people judge a book according to the moral judgment that they pass on its characters Like when I was looking at the reviews of John Updike’s Run Rabbit and saw a

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    This may be the greatest book ever written This opening passage proves it I have no money no resources no hopes I am the happiest man alive A year ago six months ago I thought I was an artist I no longer think about it I am Everything that was literature has fallen from me There are no books to be written thank God This

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    I got through the first 150 pages before I decided that life is too short to waste time reading books you hate Maybe I'm not smart enough or deep enough to appreciate a book like Tropic of Cancer but for me each page was a tedious struggle The author of the book's introduction boldy asserts that Henry Miller is the greatest living author obviously the edition I read was published prior to Miller's death in 1980 but I fou

  4. says:

    My fiction addictionHad lost all its frictionI needed raw meat but this new stuff was veggiePredictable safe and not bold tough and edgyI thou

  5. says:

    I am going to create a new goodreads bookshelf titled sausage party It will exist solely for Henry Miller

  6. says:

    I feel like I have been reading this for a thousand yearsAfter reading Anais Nin's The Delta of Venus some months

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    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercom I am the original author of this essay as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally Sorry; the last paragraph today gets cut off a few sentences earlyThe CCLaP 100 In which I read for the first time a hundred so called classi

  8. says:

    Considering I often found this virtually unreadable I'm amazed I got to the end reading every word First published in 1934 when undoubtedly it would have been shocking with its relentless lexicon of crude language including every racial slur out there and its insistence on referring to just about every woman as a ct It's a book in which men

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    Don't really have the enthusiasm to review this in depth so will be brief This was my second buddy read reading a chapter

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    When I read this for the first time I thought the world was opening up and eating people I wanted to get drunk and go on a hooker spree to move to Paris and generally debauch for the rest of my 20'sThen I realized I kind of wanted to do all this anyways but with Miller's aid I could and even better I could disguise the whole thing as literary