Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

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Set in France (primarily Paris) during the 1930s, it is the tale of Miller's life as a struggling writer. Combining fiction and autobiography, some chapters follow a strict narrative and refer to Miller's actual friends, colleagues, and workplaces; others are written as stream-of-consciousness reflections. Its publication in 1961 in the United States by Grove Press led to an obscenity trial that was one of several that tested American laws on pornography in the 1960s.

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The 435th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 11th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 37th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  3. - 50th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  4. - 84th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  5. - 88th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  6. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  7. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  8. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at
  9. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  10. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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