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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
Genre
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."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
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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  • Authors and publishers
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Censorship
  • Politics and literature
  • Miller, Henry
  • Miller, Henry
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Fuck everything!" -- Slaughterhouse -- A great beast -- Folklore of the conquest -- Twain -- Just a Brooklyn boy -- Beginning the streets of sorrow -- The world of sex -- Talk -- Entering the slaughterhouse -- Manhattan monologist -- Cosmodemonic -- She -- Exile -- Where the writers went -- The avant-garde -- Hunger -- June -- An Apache -- Villa Seurat -- What she gave -- 1934 -- Form -- The grounds of great offense -- A new world
Control code
711045625
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780300149494
Lccn
2011019531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)711045625
Label
Renegade : Henry Miller and the making of Tropic of Cancer, Frederick Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Fuck everything!" -- Slaughterhouse -- A great beast -- Folklore of the conquest -- Twain -- Just a Brooklyn boy -- Beginning the streets of sorrow -- The world of sex -- Talk -- Entering the slaughterhouse -- Manhattan monologist -- Cosmodemonic -- She -- Exile -- Where the writers went -- The avant-garde -- Hunger -- June -- An Apache -- Villa Seurat -- What she gave -- 1934 -- Form -- The grounds of great offense -- A new world
Control code
711045625
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780300149494
Lccn
2011019531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)711045625

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