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Cara, cara Brenda. Lettere d'amore di Henry Miller a Brenda Venus

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Paperback, Tempo ritrovato, 159 pages
Published October 1986 by Feltrinelli (first published January 1st 1986)
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Brian Fagan
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fascinating look into one of literatures most notorious lotharios. It has everything you could expect from Miller. Overuse of the word 'cunt,' fantasies about different women holding his pecker, and he's a man in his mid to late 80s talking to a woman more than half his age.

But, it's also romantic. In the end the love Miller had for this woman. Brenda Venus, kept him alive past his expiration date. I agree with what I think is the point of this book, and probably Miller's overall career,
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Ametista
Jul 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: eros
Henry Miller indirizzò queste lettere a Brenda Venus, scrivendo del suo amore come un uomo che si innamora per la prima volta.
Sono pagine in cui, pur essendo vecchio ed ammalato, Miller non manca di ottimismo, continua a mostrarsi l'uomo traboccante di vita che abbiamo conosciuto nelle altre opere.
Antigonal
Apr 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Since i read it, i fell in love with henry miler <3
Alex
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Must read Henry Miller at some point in my life.
Stefano Zorba
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Prendete un uomo di 85 anni. Una persona intelligente, unica, creativa. Un artista. Che però è ormai sul viale del tramonto. A dire la verità ne sta percorrendo gli ultimi passi.

Poi prendete una donna di 25 anni, un'attrice alle sue prime uscite, una bellissima donna con un seno prosperoso che sparge voluttuosità in ogni movimento.

Immaginate che si scrivano delle lettere.

Come potrebbero essere? Di cosa parlerebbero? Forse l'artista anziano consiglierebbe come vivere alla ragazza giovane. Oppure
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Jan
Mar 18, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Just a little ways into this book. I have read one of Henry Miller's books and liked it. I am not to sure about this book, which is love letter's to Brenda Venus. Not real great so far. Not recommended.
Arsalan Javad
I am looking for this book to read! Like a man looking for water!
jason levins
Oct 24, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who take craps daily
This is hard to classify. Why the hell is drooling over this chick, hes about to fucking die! the energy and intense emotion that he carried all the way to his ending years baffles me.
Lorena Drapeau
what a great insight into this amazing mans thoughts. granted he comes off as a horny old man--- but we don't have brenda's letters to see what she may have encourage him in ;)
Jennifer
Dec 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorites.
Summer Rae Garcia
Dec 19, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ick. I adore Henry Miller, as long as he is edited. This was awful, I hate seeing him as a pitiful old pervert exposed in personal letters. He was a nutty old bastard.
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Sono indeciso tra queste conclusioni: - uno scrittore ormai anziano conosce una giovane e bella attrice e se ne innamora perdutamente scrivendole lettere d'amore e di passione proibita. - Henry Miller a 84 anni si rincoglionisce per una attricetta e scrive lettere francamente imbarazzanti per dichiararle il suo desiderio ardente. - Una delle tante aspiranti starlette in giro per la California capisce che puo' guadagnarci qualcosa e sta al gioco conservando tutte le lettere che un grandissimo scr ...more
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part of an erasure project. Miller was a dirty old man but it makes for good poems.
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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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