Tropic of Capricorn Summary
is always the case in Miller's Asauto-novels, it is the narrative consciousness and sensibility of the author that is the only real "character" in the book. However, the woman he refers to as Mara/Mona, drawn from June Edith Smith, his second wife, is the most completely examined other "person" in his work. He tells the reader almost nothing about her in Tropic of Capricorn, introducing her at first as a near-mythic creature, as much legendary Goddess as earthly woman, but in Sexus and Nexus, as he tells the story of the origin of their romance, their eventual marriage and the eventual dissolution of their relationship, Mona (as she is finally called) evolves into a fascinating, mysterious woman who the author never ceases to love in some way but is never able to really understand. The shifting emphasis on chords of power, rage and empathy as the couple's...
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Henry Miller Biographies (4)
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American author Henry Miller (1891-1980) was a major literary force in the late 1950s largely because his two most important novels, prohibited from publication and sale in the United States for many ...
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No American writer in Paris during the thirties captured so completely the experience of his generation as Henry Miller. He made Paris his permanent residence in 1930, and he stayed until 1939, absorb...
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Henry Miller was a leading example of a special kind of writer who is essentially seer and prophet, whose immediate ancestor was Rimbaud, and whose leading exponent was D. H. Lawrence. This kind o...