Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller
The most important novel of the 20th century. The subject of a Supreme Court obscenity trial. A book, first published in France in 1934, that wasn't published in Miller's own country until 1961.
No matter how you describe it, Tropic of Cancer is as powerful and vital as ever. The book describes Miller's wild and heady times as an ex-pat writer in 1930s-France, and ingeniously blends confessional writing with fiction, metaphysical insights, and stream-of-consciousness expositions.
This is it, kids. The Big One. But don't take our word for it. Samuel Beckett hailed it as "a momentous event in the history of modern writing." No small feat!
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 29 October, 2010.