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Tropic of Capricorn

Tropic of Capricorn

1994 ·
·3.85·12,814 Ratings ·348 Pages
“ Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. ” ― Michelangelo
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  • The Cosmological Eye

    ·3.89·259 Ratings
    They are taken from the Paris books Black Spring (1936) and Max and the White Phagocytes (1938) and were for the most part, written at about the satire time as Tropic of Capricorn—the period of Miller’s and Durrell’s life in the famous Villa Seurat
  • Under the Roofs of Paris

    ·3.41·1,046 Ratings
    In 1941, Henry Miller, the author of Tropic of Cancer, was commissioned by a Los Angeles bookseller to write an erotic novel for a dollar a page. Under the Roofs of Paris (originally published as Opus Pistorum) is that book. Here one finds Miller’s char
  • A Devil in Paradise

    ·3.7·559 Ratings
    The devil in Henry Miller's Big Sur paradise is Conrad Moricand: A friend of his Paris days, who, having been financed and brought over from Europe as an act of mercy by Mr. Miller, turns out as exacting, sponging, evil, cunning and ungrateful a guest as
  • Henry Miller on Writing

    ·4.24·909 Ratings
    Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how
  • The Colossus of Maroussi

    ·3.98·2,398 Ratings
    The Colossus of Maroussi is an impressionist travelogue by Henry Miller, written in 1939 and first published in 1941 by Colt Press of San Francisco. As an impoverished writer in need of rejuvenation, Miller travelled to Greece at the invitation of his fri
  • Quiet Days in Clichy

    ·3.69·3,171 Ratings
    This tender and nostalgic work dates from the same period as Tropic of Cancer (1934). It is a celebration of love, art, and the Bohemian life at a time when the world was simpler and slower, and Miller an obscure, penniless young writer in Paris. Whether
  • The Time of the Assassins: a Study of Rimbaud

    ·3.96·774 Ratings
    The social function of the creative personality is a recurrent theme with Henry Miller, and this book is perhaps his most poignant and concentrated analysis of the artist's dilemma.
  • The Obelisk Trilogy: Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Black Spring

    ·4.1·70 Ratings
    Henry Miller's collaboration with the Obelisk press in the 1930s produced three phenomenal works still much-loved to this day. The groundbreaking Tropic of Cancer published by Jack Kahane in 1934 after Anais Nin helped cover costs, its followup Tropic of
  • The Books in My Life

    ·3.82·677 Ratings
    Some writers attempt to conceal the literary influences which have shaped their thinking––but not Henry Miller. In this unique work, he gives an utterly candid and self-revealing account of the reading he did during his formative years. In  The
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