Exposing the underbelly of Paris and its world of sex, prostitutes and destitution, the novel was, like most of Miller's novels, repressed in Britain and the USA due to its erotic content. Fortunately, this groundbreaking narrative, which captures the free-love spirit of a generation, has outlived its contemporary accusations of obscenity, ...
Exposing the underbelly of Paris and its world of sex, prostitutes and destitution, the novel was, like most of Miller's novels, repressed in Britain and the USA due to its erotic content. Fortunately, this groundbreaking narrative, which captures the free-love spirit of a generation, has outlived its contemporary accusations of obscenity, demonstrating that stylistically and socially Henry Miller was ahead of his time.
Very Good. Softcover, second Olympia Press printing, 1958. Text & plates very clean, unmarked. Binding is strong, just starting to weaken in a few places (less so than usual). Exterior lightly worn, with shelfwear to the extremities & slight rubbing/soiling. Light creasing along spine, with minimal discoloration. Very good condition. Photos available. Reliable customer service.
Very Good+ Photographs by Brassai. A beautiful book, first and original edition noted on title page. Some very light scuffing along joints and edges of covers, otherwise a tight, clean, lovely copy. Written at about the same period as "Tropic of Cancer, " and concerned with much of the same material--sex, bohemian life, and the beauty of Paris--all nicely captured by Brassai. Photographs printed in gravure.
Very Good. Photographs by Brassai. A beautiful book, first and original edition noted on title page. Fragile, as always, in publisher's decorative wraps, with wear to spine, but better than most copies. Written at about the same period as "Tropic of Cancer, " and concerned with much of the same material--sex, bohemian life, and the beauty of Paris--all nicely captured by Brassai. Photographs printed in gravure.
Near Fine. No Jacket. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. Bound in stiff, colorful boards, Photos by Brassai. An unusually nice copy of the first edition (Stated on title page) of this quaint book with numerous photos throughout. 171 pp. None of the typical spine wear or darkening.
Tiniest of crimps to the front wrapper at the head of the spine, binding lightly sprung as usual (but fully intavt); near fine in distinctive wrappers with French flaps. Jacket designed by T. Tajiri. Lovely copy. First Edition. Small thick octavo. Illustrated with BrassaÔ's luminous photographs of nighttime Paris. There are two versions of this book: one with gravure images printed on matte paper, which is common, and another, like ours, rarer, with the images printed recto and verso on a glossy stock, and having the feel of original prints.
Brassaï Good. Signed by Author and Illustrator Illustrated with black and white photographs by Brassaï (Gyula Halász). First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Miller: "For / Michael Hargraves / [ rule ] / 11/3/78 " to the front free endpaper. Brassaï signature tipped in to the front free endpaper. Publisher's pictorial wrappers designed by T. Tajiri, with blue, yellow, and gray geometric illustrations, lettered in black. A good copy, with some wear and light rubbing to the extremities and hinges, minor vertical creasing to the front panel and spine, minor toning to the spine, a few hints of light soiling to the otherwise clean panels, spine starting inside the front cover, otherwise sturdy spine, front panel detached, rear panel starting at the head and tail, former ownership inscriptions to the rear free endpaper, a few scattered hints of light spotting, otherwise bright and fresh pages. A clean and presentable copy. Quiet Days in Clichy is an autobiographical novella by Henry Miller based on the author's time living as a Parisian literary expatriate in Clichy with fellow author Alfred Perlès. Due to its descriptions of youthful promiscuity, Quiet Days in Clichy was not published in the United States by Grove Press until 1965-almost a decade after this true first edition-and was made possible by Miller's victory in the obscenity trial for his 1934 novel The Tropic of Cancer. The novel follows the fictional American expatriates Joey and Clark (representative of Miller and Perlès, respectively) as they travel around Paris looking for food, women, and excitement. While the characters and events of the novel are fictional, Quiet Days in Clichy provides a unique, personal insight into the daily lives of the literary expatriates in Paris during the inter-war period-a notorious group that also included Oscar Wilde, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and Ezra Pound, among others. Similarly, Hungarian photographer Gyula Halász, who produced work under the pseudonym Brassaï, was a Parisian expatriate who was both demonstrative of the Hungarian artists who flourished in Paris during this time period and was a close friend of both Miller and Perlès.
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