Henry Miller (1891-1980) was one of the most controversial American novelists during his lifetime. His book, The Tropic of Cancer, was banned in the some U.S. states before being overruled by the Supreme Court. New Directions publishes several of his books.
"A simple, decorous and somehow devout tale." -- The New York Times Book Review "It is a modern parable. Like all good parables, it can have as many interpretations as there are readers. It has the magic of mystery, for which each reader must find his own clues and supply his own solution." -- Chicago Sunday Tribune "It has shape, like a good poem; it has emotional density, delicacy of thought and beauty of language." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch