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Plexus (The Rosy Crucifixion #2)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  2,725 ratings  ·  56 reviews
PLEXUS é o romance central da trilogia “Rosa-Crucificação”, iniciada com SEXUS. Relato ficcionado da frenética e extraordinária vida de Henry Miller com a sua sensual segunda mulher, Mona, em Nova Iorque, é um testemunho da caótica metamorfose do autor e do seu absoluto amor pela vida.
Encorajado por Mona e ansioso por se dedicar à escrita, Henry Miller abandona o seu empr
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Paperback, 592 pages
Published January 2010 by Edições Asa (first published 1952)
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Kristin Rose
I'm waiting until I finish the entire trilogy to write my full review. However I do have a few notes to make. There was little to no sex in this book! I know it's all saved for Sexus, but those sex scenes were so well written and so spectacularly erotic that I thought for sure some of that might seep into Plexus but no such luck. What impressed me the most was Miller's vocabulary. So much so that I kept a list of all the words he used that I had never seen before. I planned to look them all up l ...more
Wael Mahmoud
Henry Miller is the only artist i am really regret that I'd never meet him. He would be - without a doubt - my favorite friend, and I'd cling to him everywhere just to hear him talk.

On the contrary of Sexus, plexus doesn't contain porn scenes, only a brief undetailed group sex scene. The time the novel covers is the first years after Miller married Mona, he was then a faithful lover and husband.

I's wondering since i start reading Miller how a character completely imaginable by him will look like
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Sul6an
آخر كتاب في هذه السنة ( 2014 )، كتاب الصلبِ الورديِّ الطويل للميللر المجنون، العابث، الزاهد، الحريق، الهادئ، الصوفي، الأبله، المثالي، اللص، العاشق، العربيد ... الذي تناقضاتٌ كثيرة - نعم ! والثرثار .. الثرثار جداً . القراءةُ للميللر أمتعتني بحق، وهو يستمتع أيضاً عندما يقرأُ، لكن متعته مختلفة وعميقة - يقول : " إذا كنت أقرأ كتاباً وتصادفَ أني وقعت على فقرة رائعة أغلِق الكتاب على الفور وأخرج لأتمشّى . كنت أكره فكرةَ الإنتهاء من قراءةِ كتاب جيد . كنتُ أزعجه على طول الخط، أؤخِّرُ المحتوم قدر الإمكان . ...more
Autumn Christian
A rambling, sometimes dense book that has rare moments of insight about the artistic life. Was 600 pages and could have been 300. Not Miller's best, but still an enjoyable read for Miller fans.
Ahmad Alghofaily
أحب طريقة هنري في ثلاثيته فهو لايتحدث عن شيء ويتحدث عن كل شيء في الوقت ذاته . مونا , الكتابة , الناس , ديستوفسكي وأسماء لاتنتهي كلها جزء من ذكرياته وجزء منه. قد يحصل أن يبدأ هنري فصله عن مونا لينهيه عن شبنغلر وكتابه انحدار الغرب بدون أن تشعر بأي تغير في السياق . يحكي قصص أصدقاءه ولاينهيها , يكتب قصته مع الكتابة ولازال حتى الآن لم يحكيها.

لم أرد للرواية أن تنتهي , فلطالما أعطتني الشعور بأن الدنيا لن تهرب وبأن الحياة جميلة فقط عندما نعيشها ببطء وبلا هموم. فبعد يوم طويل من العمل والالتزام الاجتماعي
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Vit Babenco
Metaphorically speaking the world is a real network of nerves, blood vessels and lymphatics: a plexus.
And Henry Miller is a human ganglion placed inside this huge Plexus
“Often I have wondered, after reading about evenings with Mallarme, or with Joyce, or with Max Jacob, let us say, how these sessions of ours compared. To be sure, none of my companions of those days ever dreamed of becoming a figure in the world of art. They loved to discuss art, all the arts, but they themselves had no thought
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أحمد شاكر
قد يكون الإنسان راوي قصص، أو مخرفا، أو كذأبا علي طول الخط، ولكن في كل خيال وزيف يكمن جوهر من الحقيقة. هذا ما قاله ميللر، وكأنه يصف نفسه، أو يخبر عن حقيقته..
Waleed Alshaiji
هنري يظهر للناس نفسه .. بكل سفاله و طيبه، بكل بساطه وعفويه. تحدث ميلر في هذا العمل باجزائة عن نفسه وعن مجتمعه في اهم حقبه من حقب المجتمع الامريكي
Victoria
I have tried reading Henry Miller a number of times, and never got through his books, but Plexus was different. There are some passages in this book that are amazing, the way he talked about van gogh was incredible and page 404 I believe it was, incredible. Parts of the book rambled on too much for me, dream sequences that I had a hard time staying interested but most of this book was writing that is of a lost era. Its not going to happen anymore, like losing a generation....
Wendy Wax
Plexus is the second and BEST novel in Henry Miller's "The Rosy Crucifixion" trilogy. Better than Tropic of Cancer (in my opinion). You'll have to go elsewhere to find a real review--I don't have the time to get into it. But I loved the book, dog-eared many pages, underlined constantly, had to tape the cover on twice, and look forward to reading it again.
Arthur Hoyle
A window onto Miller's early years of struggle to become a writer as he surrenders his will to the chaotic personality of his second wife June (Mona). As with all Miller's "novels," the narrative moves through association, memory, and dream rather than a logically organized plot.
Jonas
A very interesting story of Henry's struggles as a writer that I had a hard time putting down. I guess that this can be seen as another account of the struggling artist, but there was something about it that resonated with me. I would think that the general view would be that Henry should have buckled down and gotten a job, but somehow he manages to justify his leeching on Mona and his friends/family. Since I have only read this work by Henry Miller I can't say for sure, but I think that he live ...more
Jeruen
Last year, I picked up Henry Miller's Sexus , which was the first book in the Rosy Crucifixion trilogy. Having read Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn before, I wanted to pick up this book and continue reading the trilogy. Alas, it seems that Miller's style has started to fizzle, and unfortunately, I cannot say that I am enthusiastic about this book the way I was with the previous books I have read.

See, the previous books (both the two Tropics as well as Sexus) was highly charged with s
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Brendan
henry miller basically owns your face.
Gerald Landry
D'une rythmique rapide ce livre m'happa littéralement pour les 300 premières pages...s'essouffle un peu vers la fin mais demeura un plaisir à lire
Un peu Jack London (autobiographique) un peu Jack Kerouac (un peu hobo, voyageur - même si la motivation n'est pas du tout Kérouacenne)
Il s'égare un peu vers la fin (même à partir) du milieu en des descriptions de rêves et des élancées philosophiques qui sentent plus prétention que l'intellect
Un lire plaisant ã lire, tour de même
Eric Phetteplace
Miller's work is all more or less the same narrative style, so it's not like Plexus distinguished itself in that way. Perhaps the only major difference I noticed was that Miller was in a (monogamous?) relationship for the entire book and his wife, Mona, is easily the most alluring character besides Miller himself. Miller's impressions of different places are usually quite brilliant (see The Air-Conditioned Nightmare) but his detour into the South here was rather tame. Overall, Plexus has the sam ...more
Jason Boog
Maybe Miller's best book, loaded with lovely meditations on becoming a writer, crazy dream sequences and a pulpy vision of Brooklyn in the 1920s.

QUOTE: "I glanced at one manuscript after another, reading only a few lines at a time. Finally I came to my notes. They were as fresh and inspiring as when I had jotted them down. Some of them, which I had already made use of, were so provocative that I wanted to write the stories all over again, write them from a fresh, new angle. The more I unearthed,
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Isaac
This was not my favorite book of Miller's. It's excellent nonetheless. I read Tropic of Cancer and maintain my belief in its superlatively lush nature. It is a poetically profound novel without parallel and a paragon of Modern literature, but Plexus is worth reading too. It was written a couple of decades later, and though I'd heard that his later work has a maturity the earlier stuff lacked, this came at the expense of his earlier organic spontaneity. Tropic achieves the magical effect that onl ...more
Gary Cummiskey
Interesting in places, but definitely not one of Miller's best. I have still to read the final volume, Nexus, of The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy, and hope it is better than the second volume. It has its moments of brilliance, yes, but could have been cut to half the length.
Bill McCloskey
I have probably read this book all the way through 4 or 5 times. I pick it up every couple of years and read it again.

If you ever wanted to be a writer, or if you are a writer, this is the book for you. The second in the trilogy which covers the seven years span from when Henry first met June to when she abandons him to go to France with her lesbian lover, the Rosy Crucifixion is one of the great masterpieces of modern 20th century writing. Sexus is focused on June and their meeting, and as the
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Cărți și călătorii
Plexus marchează începutul unei vieți noi alături de Mona, una în care Miller, eliberat de povara unui serviciu plătit, își poate începe activitatea efectivă de scriitor, deocamdată doar aspirant. Însă scrisul unei cărți și publicarea sunt amânate la nesfârșit, fiind înlocuite cu veșnicele întâlniri și discuții cu prietenii, huzureală – în rarele ocazii când au bani, soluții inventive de a face rost de o masă sau doar de câțiva dolari – în mult mai desele ocazii când sunt săraci. De altfel, seri ...more
keith koenigsberg
I love to read Henry Miller in my hometown, in the summertime. He's always bumming money from someone in a dancehall on the lower east side, slumming in Brooklyn, riding the subway from one dead-end job to another. His flights of fancy are mind-numbing and uplifting. And in Plexus (volume 2 of The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy) he finally seems to be getting down to business; vol 1 Sexus was scattershot, without a point. In vol 2 he's finally dialling into a worldview, loving only one woman, and begi ...more
Max
Henry Miller is way more interesting when he talks about selling chocolates than when he talks about fucking
Adam
Less dreamy than the Tropics Series, broader range of thought-streams than Sexus. This is the Miller book I'd recommend to someone who is looking to get lost in Henry Miller's fantastical prose, but who might not feel comfortable with his graphic sexual ramblings. I'm not saying there is no sex in Plexus (this is H. Miller after all), just a lot less sex. Of coarse, if one is easily offended by... anything... one should not put one's nose into a Miller novel :)
Guilherme Martins
O livro Plexus é o desprezo à sociedade das mercadorias do século XX, repúdio da ordem vigente, e manifestação do indivíduo livre. Henry Miller é um escritor boémio e libertino, nesta fase de vida se envolve nos movimentos artísticos e amigos para sobreviver sem necessitar do trabalho abstracto. Estamos perante a concepção niilista do pensamento Nietzschiano, e o mistério do escritor que foi censurado, num movimento antagónico entre Sociedade-artista.


Alex Schmidt
This was my favorite of the Rosy Crucifixion. And it only gets better here after. It is long and if anyone isn't in the Henry Miller Frame of mind it could appear purposeless, or better yet, directionless. However, henry miller's writing is so tight and neat, cutting and thorough that his rambling becomes disguised. It does evoke a lot of mysticism from Nostrademus to Hamsun.
Ned
This was my clear favorite in this series. Many long full-throated rants on Spengler, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, art, and the pettiness of society in general. All interspersed with even longer dream-scape chunks that remake the idea of novel or memoir or biography -- but get directly at primary motivators and the disconnectedness we feel in understanding, time, relationships, memory.
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Henry Miller sought to reestablish the freedom to live without the conventional restraints of civilization. His books are potpourris of sexual description, quasi-philosophical speculation, reflection on literature and society, surrealistic imaginings, and autobiographical incident.

After living in Paris in the 1930s, he returned to the United States and settled in Big Sur, Calif. Miller's first tw
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The Rosy Crucifixion (3 books)
  • Sexus (The Rosy Crucifixion, #1)
  • Nexus (The Rosy Crucifixion, #3)
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