The novel Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller was published in Paris in 1934, but was banned in the United States until 1961 for being pornography. All of Henry Miller’s novels were banned in the United States until 1961 because they were considered pornography.
Hello, all my brother and sister writers of erotic flash fiction from all over the world. It’s a lovely, autumn afternoon in Pittsburgh, with fluffy white clouds drifting across a light blue sky and a high around 60. The Old Soldier went for a walk down by the campus of the University of Pittsburgh (students were everywhere) and then I walked through Schenley Park, back through campus and finally back to my apartment building. I was in my publisher’s state of mind.
I found myself at my workstation. For some reason I googled Tropic of Cancer and Henry Miller. Here are some things that I found out on Wikipedia.
Henry Miller was born in 1891 and died in 1980. All of his novels were banned in the United States until 1961 because they were considered pornography. Tropic of Cancer is a novel that has been described as “notorious for its candid sexuality” and is responsible for the “free speech that we now take for granted in literature.”
He was known for developing a new sort of semi-autobiorgaphical novel that blended character study, social criticism, philosophy, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association and mysticism…
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This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.
- Tropic Of Cancer – Restless Idylls (thequietus.com)