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Young Professionals Book Club: Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

Please join us for a candid and lively discussion about this controversial classic.

Now hailed as an American classic, "Tropic of Cancer," Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller's famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. "Tropic of Cancer" is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, "one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century."

This meeting is a reschedule of our December 15 meeting, which was canceled due to inclement weather.

Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org with any questions about the Young Professionals Book Club.

Book Club Info
Title: 
Tropic of Cancer
Author: 
Henry Miller
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http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0451526058/COVER_GIF
ISBN: 
0451526058
Event Info
Date: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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