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Tropic of Cancer / Black Spring / The Colossus of Maroussi
Tropic of Cancer / Black Spring / The Colossus of Maroussi Author:Henry Miller To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Henry Miller's birth, Quality Paperback Book Club is proud to offer this edition of three of Miller's works, each strikingly different from the others. Born in Brooklyn in 1891, a wanderer for most of his life, Miller didn't publish his first book book until he was 43, beginning a brilliant and prolific care... more »er made chaotic by controversy. This volume reveals the many sides of Miller's tireless pursuit of intellectual, sexual and aesthetic adventure.
Suppressed for 27 years in the United States, _Tropic of Cancer_, a mix of memoir and fiction, tells of a young poet's "heroic descent into the very bowels of the earth" in 1930s Paris. In _Black Spring_ Miller recalls, among other things, his boyhood in Brooklyn, growing up with frauds and fornicators. Norman Mailer calls the book "a wildwater of prose, a cataract, a volcano, a torrent, an earthquake." And _The Colossus of Maroussi_, thought by many to be Miller's finest and most concentrated effort, shows Miller the mystic, searching for "a world of light" in Greece during World War II. Taken together, these three works offer undisputed proof that Miller, who died in 1980, lived by his conviction: "More obscene than anything is inertia."« less