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Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller
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May 02, 2007

really liked it
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Read in December, 2006

hilarious, dense, bad. lots of snakey, hyperbolic, but exciting metaphors.

bits about whats-her-face, june, make you realize how truly freaky the ny underworld in the 20's and 30's were. i get obsessed reading about her. funny to see miller, the typical misogynist white working class hero kind of charicature he is, expose his unravellings because of this girl poverty, work, overbearing family. trials are less romanticised than tropic of cancer. then the bits on the telegraph company are good, he captures the frantic mechanisms of the infrastructure well.

interesting insight into his childhood. can you imagine him being the sequestered poncey kid looking outside his window with his mum lighting into him at every chance? he grew up in south williamsburg, dawg. his father was a tailor. How Great Expectations can you get?
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