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Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Cancer


by Henry Miller

Analysis: Trivia

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We're not sure how The Grapes of Wrath beat out Henry Miller, but Tropic Of Cancer finds itself as #3 on the most banned books list. (Source.)

Everyone's pretty sure that Tania is based on Anaïs Nin, Henry Miller's long-time mistress who also wrote the preface to Tropic of Cancer. How would you like to be one of the characters in a book like this?

Tropic of Cancer went all the way to the Supreme Court, folks. And it wasn't until 1964—a quarter of a century after it was first published—that it was finally deemed not obscene. Thank you, the 60s. (Source.)

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