Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in the USA for 27 years after its publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards permitted the publication of this first volume of... read more
“I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.”
“I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.”
“Do anything, but let it produce joy. Do anything, but let it yield ecstasy.”
“The man who raises the holy bottle to his lips, the criminal who kneels in the marketplace, the innocent one who discovers that all corpses stink, the madman who dances with lightning in his hands, the friar who lifts his skirts to pee over the world, the fanatic who ransacks libraries in order to find the Word- all these are fused in me, all these make my confusion, my ecstasy.”
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