Tropic of Capricorn

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Grove Press, 1961 - Fiction - 348 pages
Banned in America for almost thirty years because of its explicit sexual content, this companion volume to Miller's Tropic of Cancer chronicles his life in 1920s New York City. Famous for its frank portrayal of life in Brooklyn's ethnic neighborhoods and Miller's outrageous sexual exploits, The Tropic of Capricorn is now considered a cornerstone of modern literature.

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There were parts of Henry Miller's "Tropic of Capricorn" that were absolutely brilliant (such as his detailed description of his days working for a telegram company) and parts that were extremely ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

This book went from a sexual romp to mental masturbation. Very self-indulgent. I didn't care about Henry Miller before I read this and now I care even less. If everyone had his philosophy, the world ... Read full review

About the author (1961)


Henry Valentine Miller was born in 1891 in New York City and spent most of his life in Brooklyn, Paris, and Big Sur, California. His books include Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, the Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus), Black Spring, and Crazy Cock. He died in 1980.

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