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Under the Roofs of Paris


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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 characteristic candor, wit, self-mockery, and celebration of the good life. From Marcelle to Tania, to Alexandra, to Anna, and from the Left Bank to Pigalle, Miller sweeps us up in his odyssey in search of the perfect job, the perfect woman, and the perfect experience.

Under the Roofs of Paris 1994, Grove Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802131836

Trade paperback

Under the Roofs of Paris 1987, Nexus, London

ISBN-13: 9780352321077

New edition


Under the Roofs of Paris 1985, Grove/Atlantic, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394620305

Black Cat edition

Trade paperback