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بليكسوس (The Rosy Crucifixion #2)

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بليكسوس" هي الرواية الثانية في ثلاثية ميللر الضخمة "الصلب الوردي"، المبنية على أساس سيرته الذاتية.

"كتاب شاسع، متفجر، كشلال مضطرب... سوف تضحك وتبكي مع ميللر؛ سوف تحتج على شطحاته المحلقة، وستشعر بالتقزز من فحشه العرضي وستغمرك فقرات تتصف بجمال غنائي هائل. لا يمكنك أبداً أن تشعر بالملل إلا إذا كنت تمل الحياة نفسها"
صحيفة "أكسفورد ميل"
"إن الأدب الأميركي يبدأ وينتهي بمغزى ما أنجز
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Paperback, الطبعة الأولي, 854 pages
Published 2002 by دار المدى (first published 1952)
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Kristin Myrtle
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'm wondering since i start reading Miller how a character completely imaginable by him will look like
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Ana
I feel like any laudatory words on my part would simply do an unforgivable injustice to this man's writing. I keep having to stand back and re-read passages and whole chapters just because of their layering, so subtle on the surface and so complex in their structure, writing that seems to have just been carelessly thrown on the page but is in fact of a destructive force for those who understand it. Or, as is my case, for those who humbly try to...
Sul6an
Dec 29, 2014 Sul6an rated it really liked it
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.
Yehia Nasser
Nov 17, 2015 Yehia Nasser rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هنرى ميللر كاتب بائس سعيد شهوانى فيلسوف انسان يجمع كل المتناقضات يبحث عن معنى فتضيع معه

Ahmad Alghofaily
Dec 11, 2011 Ahmad Alghofaily rated it really liked it
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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Wafa
Dec 21, 2015 Wafa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: امريكا
أي معذب هذا الميللر!! يبقى يجرك في صحراء سرده طوال الرواية ليكافؤك نهايةً بواحة عذبة لتسقي كل الظمأ الذي مررت به طوال الرحلة ويبقى طعم العذوبة التي ذقتها في الفصلين الأخيرين يحرضك للبحث الدائم عن واحات ميللر .. التي قد تعبر عوالم عدة لتعيش فيها بضع لحظات فقط

أنت عجائبي جدا ياميللر
Vit Babenco
Apr 07, 2015 Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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..
Yasser
Feb 09, 2016 Yasser rated it really liked it
ومازلنا مع ملحمة ميللر الثلاثية وصلبه الوردى نتابع معاناته واحلامه كى يصبح كاتبا كبيرا استقالته اخيرا من وظيفته وحياته الالية فهنيئا لك ياميللر لقد فعلتها واصبحت حرا معاناته مع زوجته مونا لتدبير نفقات المعيشة وكتاباته الاولى التى يحاول بها كسب قوت يومه احلامه الغريبة والتى يتذكرها بدقة رهيبة عن دراجته ومنزله واصدقائه رؤيته لفان جوخ الذى عانى من الصعوبات فى حياته وموته فقيرا ارائه عن ديستوفيسكى وانحدار الغرب لشبلنغر ..

بعد ميللر فى هذا الجزء تماما عن البورنوغرافيا فاصبحت بيلكسوس اشبه بكتاب عن الد
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وليد الشايجي
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
Dmitry Verkhoturov
Большая, местами пространная, многоуровневая, насыщенная грандиозным количеством отсылок к современной и классической культуре книга.
Вещи, которые зацепили меня сильнее всего:
* описания фактических событий, описывающие жизнь лирического героя в любовном треугольнике с женой и её возлюбленной, сумасшедшей художденицей;
* размышления о стезе современного писателя (и вообще творческого человека), с постоянными сравнением с прошлым мировым опытом, с биографиями таких людей, как Ван Гог;
* оды искусств
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Stefano Zorba
Plexus è un romanzo di Henry Miller, pubblicato da Longanesi nel 1956 e secondo volume di The Rosy Crucifixion.

Mentre è appena uscito Sexus, Lawrence Durell, critico e amico da sempre di Miller, gli scrive una lunga lettera in cui esprime il suo orrrore nel leggere quello che, a mio avviso, è il capolavoro dello scrittore Statiunitense. Sexus, appunto.

Devo confessarti d’esserne rimasto amaramente deluso, nonostante il fatto che esso contenga alcune delle pagine più belle che tu abbia scritto fin
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David James
Oct 05, 2015 David James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miller, Henry. Plexus (The Rosy Crucifixion, Book 2)

I have always found Henry Miller addictive, having first read Tropic of Cancer in 1954, and smuggled it into England as if carrying dynamite. Ever since I’ve been a sucker for anything he wrote. I suppose I admired the man rather than the books themselves. He had done what many of us at some time in our lives have done or, rather, wished to do: given up the rat race. In his case it was choice rather than necessity that drove him into poverty an
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Victoria
Jan 10, 2009 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 09, 2012 Wendy Wax rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 01, 2013 Arthur Hoyle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 26, 2014 Jonas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 28, 2014 Jeruen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Greg
Oct 26, 2015 Greg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: henry-miller
Another great mountain from Miller's semi-autobiographical epic. This covers much of Miller's early thirties, where he's still in New York, living a bohemian life that is by turns romantic, pathetic, exiting, and exhausting, viewed from Miller's unique perspective. I guess when you know your wife is prostituting herself to support you and your art, which you rarely make time to pursue, you certainly need to develop an unusual worldview.

Still, as always, Miller finds beauty and electricity in li
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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
Feb 03, 2013 Eric Phetteplace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prose
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
xDEAD ENDx
Nov 03, 2015 xDEAD ENDx rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I sort of have this idea in the back of my head about how Henry Miller is basically this heterosexual Genet and this book both confirmed and questioned that. Confirmed, in that so many of the stories here are basically just bumbling about New York City (with some hitchhiking here and there) trying to find and/or hating work and job-ness. Questioned, in that there's hardly any sex. Instead it's more philosophical and introspective, and Henry Miller is an amazing wordsmith.
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
Nov 30, 2011 Isaac rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Ahmed Attef
Feb 12, 2016 Ahmed Attef rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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<"إن كنت أقرأ كتاباً وحدث أن مر بي مقطع رائع كنت أغلق الكتاب قي ذلك الزمان والمكان وأخرج لأتمشي. فقد كنت أكره فكرة أن أصل إلى نهاية كتاب جيد. أحاول أن أطيل قراءته، أؤجل الأمر الحتمي قدر ما أمكنني.">

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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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