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The Resource Renegade : Henry Miller and the making of Tropic of Cancer, Frederick Turner

Renegade : Henry Miller and the making of Tropic of Cancer, Frederick Turner

Label
Renegade : Henry Miller and the making of Tropic of Cancer
Title
Renegade
Title remainder
Henry Miller and the making of Tropic of Cancer
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Turner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Though branded as pornography for its graphic language and explicit sexuality, Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer is far more than a work that tested American censorship laws. In this riveting book, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Tropic of Cancer's initial U.S. release, Frederick Turner investigates Miller's unconventional novel, its tumultuous publishing history, and its unique place in American letters. Written in the slums of a foreign city by a man who was an utter literary failure in his homeland, Tropic of Cancer was published in 1934 by a pornographer in Paris, but soon banned in the United States. Not until 1961, when Grove Press triumphed over the censors, did Miller's book appear in American bookstores. Turner argues that Tropic of Cancer is "lawless, violent, colorful, misogynistic, anarchical, bigoted, and shaped by the same forces that shaped the nation." Further, the novel draws on more than two centuries of New World history, folklore, and popular culture in ways never attempted before. How Henry Miller, outcast and renegade, came to understand what literary dynamite he had within him, how he learned to sound his "war whoop" over the roofs of the world, is the subject of Turner's revelatory study. "--
  • "How Henry Miller, renegade and failed writer, came to understand what literary dynamite he had in him and, drawing on two centuries of New World history, folklore, and popular culture, sent his "war whoop" out over the roofs of the world"--
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DLC
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1937-
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Turner, Frederick W.
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.I5454
LC item number
Z8557 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Icons of America
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  • Miller, Henry
  • Miller, Henry
  • Politics and literature
  • Authors and publishers
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Censorship
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Label
Renegade : Henry Miller and the making of Tropic of Cancer, Frederick Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011019531
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 244 p.
Isbn
9780300149494
Lccn
2011019531
Label
Renegade : Henry Miller and the making of Tropic of Cancer, Frederick Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011019531
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 244 p.
Isbn
9780300149494
Lccn
2011019531

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