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Tropic of Cancer

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Campbell Scott

10 Hours 5 Minutes

Caedmon

September 2008

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Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1943. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller's famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto, the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, 'one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century.'

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  • Jose B

    First time I listen to Miller and I could not match with his work. I do like how he expresses his thoughts, but I need something else to get attached. I will try reading or listening again in the future (with more... literature experience) because of his reputation. The narrator was neutral for me... not repelling but not appealing either.

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  • irine g

    I have a mixed emotions regarding this book- I like it and I don't. for me it's aggressive and impulsive. the way the author describes feelings, emotions and everyday life of people not agreeable with me, but who knows maybe there are readers who will enjoy this writing style. As for the narrator- it was hard to listen and get interested.

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