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Quiet Days in Clichy by Henry Miller
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Nov 27, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: adults
Read in September, 2007

I first read Quiet Days in Clichy 20 years ago. Recently, I found a used copy on the street for a couple of bucks (an older edition featuring the essay World of Sex as a back up story) so I thought, what the hell, I will re-read it.

The title is an obvious joke, Clichy being far removed from quiet. Miller is his usual filthy self, regaling of with tales of being out on the prowl with "Carl," merrily drinking in bars, sex with hookers, all the while being flat broke. Surely a great degree is exaggerated, or overly romanticized, but who cares. And as always, there exists a backdrop of highly literary discussions.

I started reading Henry Miller when I was 15. Probably warped my brain & sexuality at that tender age. No matter though, I love Henry Miller.
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