Tropic of Capricorn (Modern Classics)  - paperback-Miller, Henry

Tropic of Capricorn (Modern Classics) - paperback-Miller, Henry

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
Shipping calculated at checkout.


Item Condition: Used; Very Good

The world of Capricorn is peopled by eccentrics
and nymphomaniacs, to say nothing of the
incorrigibly ečcentric Miller himself. There is
also a memorable portrait of his father, a
delicate account of childhood, and savage,
humane comedy in the bedlam of an
employment office. The rest: fornication and
anarchism, sometimes very funny, always rich,
exultant and honest."
Sunday Times
A riotous and explosive mixture of joys and
frustrations, Tropic of Capricorm chronicles Miller's early
life in New York, from his repressive Brooklyn
childhood spent amongst 'a galaxy of screwballs' to
frantic. hilarious years of dead-end jobs and
innumerable erotic adventures. Irreverent and ironic,
Tropic of Capricorn is both a comic portrait of the
irrepressible Miller himself and a scathing attack on
respectable America, the very foundations of which he
hoped to shatter.
Publication of Tropic of Capricorn and its sister-volume
Tropic ofConcer in Paris in the 1930s was hailed by
Samuel Beckett as 'a momentous event in the history
of modern writing'. The books were subsequently
banned in the UK and the USA for nearly thirty years.
"In the course of Tropic of Copricorn, Miller
as a Miss Lonelyhearts of the Cosmodemonic
Telegraph Company, hires and fires an
inexhaustible queue of ex-convicts and whores
who turn the office into a hive of degradation.
Miller lives constantly at the flashpoint of
violence, which he manages to convert to
comedy without undermining the anger.'