Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

The book is a semi-autobiographical novel set in 1930s Paris and describes the protagonist's life as a struggling writer. The narrative is filled with vivid descriptions of the city, sexual encounters, and philosophical musings, all penned in a stream-of-consciousness style. The protagonist's experiences living in poverty, his relationships with other expatriates, and his pursuit of artistic freedom are central to the story. Despite the explicit content, the novel is noted for its candid exploration of the human condition and the author's quest for personal and creative authenticity.

The 233rd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1244

Since this book was first published in 1934, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 1244.0.

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