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Nexus (The Rosy Crucifixion #3)

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Nexus, the last book of Henry Miller's epic trilogy The Rosy Crucifixion, is widely considered to be one of the landmarks of American fiction. In it, Miller vividly recalls his many years as a down-and-out writer in New York City, his friends, mistresses, and the unusual circumstances of his eventful life.
Paperback, 316 pages
Published January 13th 1994 by Grove Press (first published 1959)
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Vit Babenco
Mar 22, 2016 Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing
“Loving and loathing; accepting and rejecting; grasping and disdaining; longing and spurning: this is the disease of the mind.”
Reading Nexus I quite often had an impression that I was reading some contemporary version of The Ship of Fools.
“Think of the military, with their perpetual talk of the enemy. Think of the clergy, with their perpetual talk of sin and damnation. Think of the legal fraternity, with their perpetual talk of fine and imprisonment. Think of the medical profession, with their p
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Mohammadreza
به احتمال زیاد دیگر کتابی از هنری میلر نخواهم خواند، نه به این دلیل که نویسندهی ضعیفیست، بلکه به این دلیل که کتابهایش اکثرن خودزندگینامه هستند و قاعدتن خیلی خوشایند نیست که منِ خوانندهی فارسی زبان ایرانی، مدام داستان زندگی و افکار یک نفر از اهالی محله منهتن را بخوانم. همین یک کتاب برای آشنا شدن با زندگی پر از زن و شراب و پر از بدبختی و بیپولی و افکار درهم برهم هنری، ادبی، جنسی یه هنری میلر کافی است.
روشی که ظاهرن کار میلر را از آثار اتوبیوگرافیکال معمول متفاوت میکند این است که در آثار او تنها با
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Shauna
May 04, 2013 Shauna rated it really liked it
You'll like Nexus if, like me, you're not hung up on plot and want to sink into ideas, regardless of their sequence/flow. The book is basically a waiting room -- Miller's killing time in Brooklyn before he can transform himself as writer in Paris. In the meantime, he's got a lot to say about love, family, sex, writing, god, death, and pretty well everything.

Nexus is the third in a series, so if you haven't read the first two, you get the impression you're missing out on the specifics as to how h
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Amir ali
Sep 10, 2013 Amir ali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رمان

رمان نكسوس نوشته هنري ميلر، نويسنده آمريكايي به اعتبار فرم خاصي كه دارد، توسط اول شخص مفرد روايت مي شود و همين امر باعث همذات پنداري خواننده با راويست. البته ناگفته نماند كه اين همذات پنداري از طرف خوانندگان شرقي از قوت بيشتري برخوردار است- چرا كه ميلر- خود از منتقدان سرسخت فرهنگ آمريكاييست و بارها و بارها در آثارش به روحيه شرقي خود اشاره مي كند.
Chuchotement
Oct 02, 2012 Chuchotement rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: budding artists
Shelves: autobiographies
There is an element of the exotic and the animalistic in Miller, but at his core, he is a typical and rebellious American. He is equally at home comparing himself to a dog or to Jesus, and through these images, he traces his evolution from Wastrel to Want-Not Prophet, from his dingy childhood to idyllic Paris. On the surface, it is easy to see oneself in Miller's desperate attempts to sort out love, work, money, and art. ...and really, Miller is so likable in this last installment of The Rosy Cr ...more
Praj
Nov 29, 2010 Praj rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hm
Emergency!! Emergency!! Animal control we have a wild penis on loose!! Help!!!!

Woof!Woof! Ladies hold on to your knickers (as if that matters...hahaha!) I'm back in town darlings!! The horny uncouth bastard, so save your vanities and say hello to Mr. Henry Miller!

Sexual claustrophobia and unrestrained gusto for life made me churn out vulgar visceral depiction of what is christened as ,"Ménage à trois gone down the drain". Mona’s (a.k.a Mara) romps with her eccentric fuckaree lover- Stasia drove
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Wael Mahmoud
Not as good as the first two parts. I don't know why i hate Mona, the feeling was there when she first appeared, here it was clear Mona has a bad influence on Miller. Not only in his life but even when he writes about her.

Only three remarkable parts deserve to be mentioned:

- Trying to get a job at Hobson and Hotbein where he met Jim.
- His discussion about literature in ch.16.
- The last chapter.

If we didn't know what's happened to Miller in his first years in Paris we would be dying to read about
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Sul6an
Jan 09, 2015 Sul6an rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أوه، ياله من كتاب ( الثُلاثية ) - كتاب الوحلِ والسماء ؛ إن صحَّ القول !

بديعٌ هذا الميللر : البذئ، البرئ، الجرئ، الجامح .. بديعٌ ومُريعٌ بتعرّيهِ - هُوَذا عارياً تماماً، ويرقصُ وسطَ غابٍ من حديد عشبُهُ الدولار - أميركا! - مُغنياً بالكلماتِ الأشدّ حِدةً وفتكاً ؛ هُوَذا في الكتاب الطويلِ الطويلِ، يعوي، يبكي، يكوي نفسَه، ينادي، ينبذُ، يئنُّ أنينَ كلبةٍ عُضت، يرنُّ رنينَ وتر، يحنُّ إلى الأقدمينَ، يُجنُّ شبقاً وعِشقاً ... وعوداً على بدءٍ يعوي هاجياً أميركا والموتى السائرون !
Dmitry Verkhoturov
Feb 14, 2016 Dmitry Verkhoturov rated it it was amazing
Фактическая подложка романа — путешествие жены героя и её возлюбленной в Европу, возвращение, написание героем первой книги в своей карьере в ожидании совместного отъезда в Париж. Как и в двух предыдущих романах трилогии, книга пёстро утыкана портретами друзей и знакомых Миллера, имеет интересный сюжет и вдоволь приправлена размышлениями автора об искусстве, морали, творчестве, и ещё чёрт знает чём.
В сравнении с Плексусом мне понравилась большая лёгкость повествования, меньшее количество отвлече
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Yasser
وانتهت رحلتى مع "ثلاثية الصلب الوردى" بنهاية نكسوس اخر اجزائها وان كنت تشعر اثناء القراءة بانها تمثل الجزء الثانى لا الثالث لانها بدات من خاتمة الجزء الاول ..

خضنا مع ميللر رحلته وصراعاته وشهواته واستمتعنا برؤيته للمجتمع الامريكى والحياة الماجنة التى يغرق فيها افراده تقشفه وحربه ضد الحياة الالية اصراره على الكتابة والتاليف ايمان زوجته واصدقائه به انها ليست مجرد سيرة ذاتية فى صورة روائية بل هى حياة كاملة لمجتمع لايحترم الا الاقوياء ولايؤمن الا بالتنافسية..

لو كان ميللر عربيا لعاش حياته طريدا شريدا
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Zari
... می نویسیم، اما پیشاپیش می دانیم چیزی برای نوشتن نداریم.
هر روز برای رنج و عذاب دوباره، التماس و تمنا می کنیم.
هر چقدر پوستمان بیشتر کنده شود، احساس بهتری پیدا می کنیم.
و درست وقتی که این بلا سر خواننده هایمان نیز می آید، احساسمان اوج می گیرد.
مبادا که کسی از پوچ مغزی بمیرد! باشد که آسمان همیشه از پیکار افکار مردان نویسنده بشکافد.
حروف. چه شکیل! حروفی که با رشته های نامرئی به هم می پیوندند،
رشته هایی که حامل جریان های مغناطیسی عظیمی هستند
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کل این تجربه ی شاق بر مغزی تحمیل می شد که می بایست به
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أحمد شاكر
جميل جدا. هنا قصف مدوي من السرد الممتع. من الحكايات الخالصة الجميلة. هنا هنري يودع حياة الموظف المتشرد الصعلوك وينتقل إلى حياة الكاتب المتشرد الصعلوك أيضا. هنا تنتهي ثلاثية الصلب الوردي. .
Al-waleed Kerdie
لم أقرأ من قبل للروائي الأمريكي هنري ميلر, و لكن قررت أن أقرأ ثلاثيته "الصليب الوردي".
في الجزء الأول "الصبوات" كانت الإيروتيكية تنضح منه في شكل و أسلوب لم أقرأ أجمل و أكثر إبداعا منه, خاصة و أتها مستقاة من حياته الشخصية و ليست مجرد تخيلات و عنفوانات جنسية, أما الجزء الثاني "الضفيرة" فكان أكثر عمقا في حياة ميلر اليومية و فلسفته الخاصة و معاناته المالية و الحياتية و كيف سيتحول إلى كاتب...
أما في هذا الجزء الثالث و الأخير "الوشيجة" فهو ينتقل بنا إلى هنري ميلر الروائي, ينقلنا تماما من رؤية هنري ميلر
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Epicarmo Papoula
Dec 24, 2010 Epicarmo Papoula rated it it was amazing
Este foi um amigo muito importante, lido com vagar e cuidado. Henry Miller é meu irmão mais velho, conselheiro atento para meus momentos de insanidade, melancolia e alegria de viver. Sábio que se arrisca , poeta da crueza e da interioridade dilascerada. Meu amigo, meu irmão, eu vos apresento.
Ron
Apr 24, 2008 Ron rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dutch translation of "The Rosy Crucifixion Book Three Nexus" ... translations are difficult ... after reading the books in the language they were written, the Dutch versions seem contrived ...
Randi Hope
Nov 29, 2009 Randi Hope rated it it was ok
Read my review for Sexus- it's basically the same thing.
How many times do I want to read about someone else's sexcapades before I close the book and 'get some of my own'.
Alejandro Ramirez
Dec 07, 2014 Alejandro Ramirez rated it really liked it
Comienza como Bukowsky, pero erotizado. Hay que confesar que literatura erótica tal vez no sea lomas apto para escuchar a las 8 de la mañana mientras vas batallando con el tráfico rumbo al trabajo. Pero en fin, luego de horas y horas de escuchar una escena de sexo tras otra con mínimos elementos de trama; francamente aburrido de tanta repetición, al final viene una sección rabiosa, inspirada, intensa, en la que el cambia de punto de vista de la narrativa totalmente, viéndose a ratos como un perr ...more
Misti Rainwater-Lites
Sep 09, 2010 Misti Rainwater-Lites rated it it was amazing
my favorite Miller book
woof! woof woof!
...am reading it again and loving it more than ever
...sublime! so many killer quotes!
Wendy Wax
Dec 09, 2010 Wendy Wax rated it it was amazing
The beginning was just okay but I'm giving it 5 stars to show how much I LOVED the rest of it.
Jeruen
Mar 09, 2015 Jeruen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally, I have finished reading the last book in Henry Miller's Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy. I guess by this time, I have a deeper understanding of Henry Miller, having read the whole trilogy, as well as the Tropics.

See, somehow, after reading this book, I don't have an enthusiastic opinion of Henry Miller as when I first read Tropic of Cancer. I used to like him. I used to like the idea that he mixed up fact and fiction, writing about his Bohemian life in Paris. But now, after reading the three
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Melting Uncle
Sep 28, 2013 Melting Uncle rated it liked it
The last and shortest volume of the Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy actually ended up feeling like the longest to me. I would rank this one around 3.25 out of 5. I really wanted to like it. There is not much plot to speak of, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the book ended up feeling very repetitive and monotonous since HM writes all the characters with basically the same voice i.e. his own. There are lots of times when other characters tell Henry how brilliant he is and how great of a writer h ...more
أحمد السويدي
Dec 25, 2014 أحمد السويدي rated it it was amazing
ثلاثية هنري هذه رائعة حد الثمالة
حبه للإنسان ورقيه الفكري وكل سفاﻻته ونقده للمثاليات ... هو رائع فيها كلها
حين تقرأ لإنسان وتحسب أنك أنت الكاتب ..

نم بعمق
ahmed
Jun 19, 2014 ahmed rated it it was ok
مفيش اى تشويق فى الرواية غير حشو للاحداث دميم .. والشخصيات لم تستوفى حقها من تسليط الضوء عليها
.اول مرة اقرأله بس معايا كماان كتابين .. ربنا يستر وميكونوش زى دا .
Chris
Jun 07, 2015 Chris marked it as to-read
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Arthur Hoyle
Dec 01, 2013 Arthur Hoyle rated it it was amazing
Miller hoped that with the completion of this book he would no longer need to be a writer, that he would have passed through his art into a higher form of life. This hoped for transformation did not occur, and Miller went into a depression. The book contains his poignant farewell to the promise of America that was never fulfilled for him. Miller considered Nexus to be the most sublime of all his books, and passages in it seem written by a man in state of ecstasy.
jason levins
Oct 24, 2007 jason levins rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: students of henry
You know i love the guy, but plexus is a filling in of gaps like caulking a piece of swiss cheese. The cheese is good enough, keep the caulk out, even the air in the holes can be fragrant! The book follow henry and june through a period of time, they move about mooching off friends, and henry records and illustrates portrait after portrait of these people as if we care. This book is best used as a teaching tool to write good portraits if you ask me.
Yeliz
Oct 07, 2012 Yeliz rated it it was ok
Honestly, though Miller uses beautiful language, his 300+ pages of cravings for the words to come out on a work of literature of his own was very tiresome to me. I can not say it is not good. I found the semi-autobiography to be very interesting indeed. However the repetitions (not of phrases, of the feelings he tries to put into words) and the over self-centeredness you fell about him make the book a hard one to read.
Aneleh Silloh
Sep 01, 2010 Aneleh Silloh rated it it was amazing
I've reached that point a couple of chapters off of the end, where I've slowed. Now the time passes thickly, Henry's hours turning into my days, as I am reluctant to finish. It is the prolonging of climax, desire for the end fading into a need to cling to the moment and not let it pass. I think this is the last of his books that I have not yet read, but I am not ready to accept that there will be no more.
Tina Saldiran
Mar 25, 2011 Tina Saldiran rated it liked it
Wasn't my favorite of the 3. I have to say, the second book of the Rosy Cruxifiction was for me the best. I still don't get Miller completely - at times he's awful and other times he's just genius. I know this is how he writes - everything thrown in together and the button 'crazy spin' hit, and it has its own appeal but one thing I know it definitely is - demanding and exhausting!
keith koenigsberg
Jun 27, 2010 keith koenigsberg rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
The best of the three in the Rosy Crucifixion series, after an interminable 100 pages or so of hemming and hawing abut how he was coping with his domestic situation (his wife was more in love with her girlfriend than with him) the book really gets rolling; some of Miller's best flights of fancy ever. He actually starts his life as a writer, and you get some feeling of forward motion.
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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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“What I really hoped for, no doubt, was to come upon one of those lives which begin nowhere, which lead us through marshes and salt flats, trickling away, seemingly without plan, purpose or goal, and suddenly emerge, gushing like geysers, and never cease gushing, even in death.” 16 likes
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