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A Collection of Essays Chapter Summary & Analysis - Inside the Whale Summary

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Part 1 - Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer was greeted with cautious praise upon its publication in 1935. The novel is written in an autobiographical style and is considered to be largely autobiographical and factual. It is set in Paris during the pre-World War II boom and the characters are expatriate artists, bums, and idlers. The success of the novel is remarkable, particularly considering the unfolding events of World War II that surrounded its publication. Orwell first largely disregarded the novel as it was full of unprintable words, though once read the imagery remained, and grew more prominent in his memory. Orwell contrasts the novel to several other novels of similar construction and tone. Miller writes about the ordinary man, though as an expatriate artist his connection to the ordinary man is not a connection with the proletariat but with other poor expatriate artists and...

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