Black Spring

Black Spring

by Henry Miller, H. Miller


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Black Spring by Henry Miller, H. Miller

Continuing the subversive self-revelation begun in Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, Henry Miller takes readers along a mad, free-associating journey from the damp grime of his Brooklyn youth to the sun-splashed cafes and squalid flats of Paris. With incomparable glee, Miller shifts effortlessly from Virgil to venereal disease, from Rabelais to Roquefort. In this seductive technicolor swirl of Paris and New York, he captures like no one else the blending of people and the cities they inhabit.

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ISBN-13: 9780802131829
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/1994
Series: Miller, Henry
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 243
Sales rank: 419,315
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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Gerald Walker

Miller is subservsive -- quite possibly the most honorably, gloriously subservsive author who ever lived...he is lyrically reverent about a vision of life which simply includes more than conventional minds can bear.

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Black Spring 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
nbNYC More than 1 year ago
Quintessential Miller. Raw, edgy, irreverent--highly entertaining.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Henry Miller's Black Spring combines the genres of Dadaism and surrealism into one book, which is a natural combination of dreams. While Miller himself was questionable as an individual (quite immoral, very egocentric, and rude) he was a great writer, and he knew it. While some parts don't make sense, why should they? They're beautifully written parts and Miller knew this. Does this book have a point? No. This whole book, like most of Miller's work, is nothing more than a meditation on himself, his life, and his work. He certainly wasn't a genuis, nor a god, as he claimed himself to be, for any Automatist Avant-Garde surrealist can write this kind of material. But Miller is still crucial to read for any aspiring writer, for he has a freedom not found in the Clancy and Grisham yarns on the best-seller lists. With freedom and the talent to use his freedom, he shies not away from absurdism. That doesn't scare him. Every page explodes and will take anybody who's never read Miller before by surprise. The only other Miller book I've read was Tropic of Cancer, which I did not and still do not like to this day. Black Spring is way better. Read this novel, and I guarantee that if you like offbeat, wonderfully executed surrealist literature, you will love Black Spring. I did not regret reading this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i'm really not sure how many stars to give this book. it is a collection of stories. some of them r awful. but this book contains some of my favorite lines in all of literature. the story, walking up and down in china, begins, 'in paris, out of paris, leaving paris, or coming back to paris, it's always paris, and paris is france, and france is china.' that may be my favorite single sentence in all of literature.