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Black Spring (original 1936; edition 1989)

by Henry Miller

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Title:Black Spring
Authors:Henry Miller
Info:Grove Press (1989), Paperback, 243 pages
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Rating:*****
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Black Spring by Henry Miller (1936)

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I started reading Miller' books from this one. And it definitely deserves the time you spend on it. ( )
  otikhonova | Dec 8, 2014 |
Awful, just awful. Miller's interesting use of language wasn't enough to rescue this piece of crap from the crap pile. No redeeming value whatsoever. ( )
1 vote AliceAnna | Aug 9, 2014 |
Huh ! Now that I found Miller... should I tell mom ?!
Absolutely new, out of common, vulgar, extremely indecent... great pieces of work though ! No wonder they were all prohibited in US, for years... Not the kind of books you would hear in school about. ( )
  Myhi | Jul 2, 2009 |
Henry Miller's Black Spring, like Tropic of Cancer, is a feverish narrative filled with images from the gutter, both beautiful and terrifying. Unlike Cancer, Black Spring is composed of several short pieces and some are better than others. Though not quite the stunning revelation of Miller's most infamous work, Black Spring is a fascinating look into the mind of one of America's greatest modern writers. ( )
  poetontheone | May 21, 2009 |
Important literary figure, he really must be read... I find him dull, but this is definitely a minority opinion. ( )
1 vote amandrake | May 29, 2008 |
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Please distinguish between Henry Miller's 1936 novel, Black Spring, and Christina Henry's similarly-titled Black Spring (A Black Wings Novel) from 2014. Thank you.
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A former Agent of death, Madeline Black now has everything to live for, most importantly, her unborn child. But Chicago has become ground zero in a struggle between ancient creatures, and only Maddy can stop the carnage…

The mayor of Chicago has announced a plan to round up the city’s supernatural beings and put them in camps. With her due date looming, Maddy’s best move would be to lay low for a while. But not everyone is willing to respect her privacy. Hounded by tentacled monsters, a rogue shapeshifter, and a tenacious blogger, Maddy turns to her most powerful ally, her uncle Daharan, only to find him missing.

Just when it seems like things can’t get any worse, Maddy gets an invitation in the mail—to Lucifer’s wedding. Turns out everyone has been invited, friends and enemies alike. And with that kind of guest list, it’s highly unlikely there will be a happily ever after.
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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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Continuing the subversive self-revelation begun in Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, Henry Miller takes readers along on 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.… (more)

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