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Tropic of Cancer

Author: Henry Miller; Karl Shapiro; Anaïs Nin
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, Inc., [1961] ©1961
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A stream-of-consciousness story of a poverty-stricken young American, living in Paris.
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Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
Autobiographical fiction
Erotic fiction
Fiction
Fictional autobiographies
Erotic stories
Named Person: Paris
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Miller; Karl Shapiro; Anaïs Nin
ISBN: 9780802131782 0802131786
OCLC Number: 289532
Description: xxxiii, 318 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Henry Miller ; introduction by Karl Shapiro ; preface by Anaïs Nin.

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A stream-of-consciousness story of a poverty-stricken young American, living in Paris.

Miller's groundbreaking first novel, banned in Britain for almost thirty years. A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930. Leaving behind a disintegrating marriage and an unhappy career in America, he threw himself into the low-life of bohemian Paris with unwavering gusto. A fictional account of Miller's adventures amongst the prostitutes and pimps, the penniless painters and writers of Montparnasse, Tropic of Cancer is an extravagant and rhapsodic hymn to a world of unrivalled eroticism and freedom. Tropic of Cancer's 1934 publication in France was hailed by Samuel Beckett as 'a momentous event in the history of modern writing'. The novel was subsequently banned in the UK and the USA and not released for publication for a further thirty years.

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