Many people have castigated the shamelessness of the Tropic novels - which for a long time were widely suppressed and illicitly supplied under the ...Show synopsisMany people have castigated the shamelessness of the Tropic novels - which for a long time were widely suppressed and illicitly supplied under the counter - and have been at a loss to explain how their author could have simultaneously maintained a career as a serious essayist. In this book, Miller seeks to set the record straight and argues that there is no contradiction between his salacious novels and his philosophy. Throughout his pamphlet, Miller makes liberal use of raw language to narrate his own experiences as a young man and formulate his philosophical conclusions. Motivated both by a mischievous desire to shock and by a candid endeavour to achieve a crude and precise language, Miller triumphs thanks to his entertaining and seductive enthusiasm.Hide synopsis
Description:Good+ Small tears at top of spine. Pages a little age-darkened;...Good+ Small tears at top of spine. Pages a little age-darkened; book is generally clean and tight; Has copies of pages of the original text showing Miller's revisions mixed in the book.
Description:Fair. B001OOI7DI Ex library book; Acceptable. A well used copy...Fair. B001OOI7DI Ex library book; Acceptable. A well used copy with page markings, inventory stickers, etc. Ships from Florida, with tracking.
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Publisher: Grove Press-An Evergreen Black Cat Book,
Description:Very Good. Collector's 1st US Ed; 1/2 inch tear to sunned white...Very Good. Collector's 1st US Ed; 1/2 inch tear to sunned white wraps, no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 125 pages; Black Cat Book BC-97. Includes ten reproductions of Miller's revisions to the text, on the occasion of its "Olympia Press" edition in 1959. An essay on the literary and social implications of sex by the author of "The Tropic of Cancer". "It attacks the obsessive American preoccupation with acceptable snide smut, in favor of an open reverence for the sex life. " [From the Preface to this edition]. Originally published privately in 1940 by John Henry Nash, for Friends of Henry Miller, in an edition limited to 250 copies w/ twp subsequest revisions.
Description:Fine. 12mo. Original green wraps. Fine with only the barest...Fine. 12mo. Original green wraps. Fine with only the barest touches of shelfwear. Else bright, tight, and sharp. Third printing, ca. 1963 (originally printed by Olympia in 1957), of Number 47 in the famed Traveler's Companion Series. Altered state with 9 francs sticker, see Kearney note p. 167. [Kearney 5.47.3]. 125pp.
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