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Fernando

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  • Tropic of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Henry Miller
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (130)

    Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for 27 years after its first publication in Paris in 1943. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller's famed mixture of memoir and fiction.

    Darwin8u says: "A madman who dances with lightening in his hands"
    "amazing book. horrible narrator."
    Overall

    the book has been bestowed so much praise already that nothing more can be said about it. it is simply perfect.

    the narration on the other hand leaves MUCH to be desired. campbell scott has managed to deflate and take out the life of what is a joyful and celebratory book.

    his monotone, droning voice is diametrically opposed to what the work is about. he brings a dour, somber, and exhausted tone to something that should be vibrant and alive. i imagine that henry miller would probably just want to punch him in the mouth.

    what a waste of brilliant piece on such a poor narrator. after listening to Jeremy Irons ecstatic and euphoric read of Lolita this is a definite letdown.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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