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"An Astonishing Work"
Brand new trade paperback book.
Over 500 pages!
Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.5 x 8.2 inches
In 40 years of reading, no book has had as much influence on me as Sexus, part one of Henry Miller's ribald, rambling autobiographical trilogy, based on his relationship with his wife June (here called Mara, then Mona). The events of the book center around his original meeting with Mara/Mona and from there spiral outwards in many directions, gathering in a wide variety of bizarre and loveable characters, and showcasing Miller's unparalleled ear for language and gift for description.
Yes, there is plenty of sex in Sexus, more so in fact than in any other Miller work. While some readers will of course be put off by graphic sex of any kind, those with flexible tastes are in for some good laughs, as well as virtuoso displays of first rate writing talent.
"Dirty parts" aside, this vast ocean of a book tells a powerful story that is compulsively readable throughout. It is more accessible than the "Tropics" pieces, which are more surrealist and abstract; here Miller employs a much more straightforward narrative.
This is probably one of the four or five most important works in English to be published in the 20th century (and is in many respects a repudiation of 19th century literature). Highly recommended for anyone with a halfway-open mind.
Note: We only sell smart, well-written books that are fun to read. They are also all trade paperbacks (unless otherwise noted). Trade paperbacks are bigger than mass market paperbacks; they are more durable; the pages don't fall out; they have larger print; they are wider and easier to hold (especially while reading on your back) & they are more affordable than cumbersome hardbacks. You can even shade your eyes from the sun and take a nap with a trade paperback book.