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Quiet Days in Clichy [Henry Miller] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This tender and nostalgic work dates from the same period as Tropic. Looking back to Henry Miller’s bohemian life in s Paris, when he was an obscure, penniless writer, Quiet Days in Clichy is a love letter to a. Henry Miller Quiet Days in Clichy (First published in ) On a grey day in Paris I often found myself walking towards the Place Clichy in Montmartre.

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Don’t, for a moment, believe that this is erotica. A time and a place have come to focus in a writer’s voice Say anything you like, do anything you like, but use the language of clicy glamorous, romantic, sentimental words which conceal the ugly, naked reality of the sexual assault. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Better a good venereal disease than a moribund peace and quiet.

Tropic of Cancer was recommended to me in a dark, nasty corner of the Internets where I found some of the other books I’ve read recently, but it was either prohibitively expensive or not available in the format I needed.

Not salacious; it might make you smile. The name Mara refers to Joey’s “ideal” woman. Henryy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The sexual adventures continue with everyone from a hat-check girl ih the ex-mistress of a French Surrealist poet. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

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The only thing I remember about this book is that Henry Miller was a horny whore of a toad and notably gross about it in this particular volume. Colette is just fifteen. He’s essentially a writer of romance novels fantasies for writers, virginal librarians and others who yearn for the Good Old Days of Debauchery. He used to say that I was an incurable optimist, but it wasn’t optimism, it was the deep realization that, even though the world was busy digging its grave, there was still time to enjoy life, to be merry, carefree, to work or not to work.


Most of his works have an underlying sexual motif, a presence of sorts. The Paris Yearsp. This was an easy read, and I finished the book in less than a week, but there’s not much to it. As usual, Miller is broke, sharing an apartment with his friend, who in this book goes by the name of Carl Alfred Perles, an excellent author himself. I always enjoy Henry Miller.

Miller has the power to pick me up when I’m down, the power to make me laugh when I’m sad, the power to see beauty in our messed-up world. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Never having read Miller before, aside from perfunctory glances at a couple of his novels, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

All other ills were imaginary. Even if that is objected to as an overstatement, it will probably be admitted that Miller is a writer out of the ordinary, worth more than a single glance; and after all, he is a completely negative, unconstructive, amoral writer, a mere Jonah, a passive Please try again later.

I enjoyed the background of he and his friend Carl and more of the intrigue of their wacky, dysfunctional, yet somehow brotherly “companionship of two men looking to live life in the moment, do as they please pretty much when they please and with whom they desire, and to enjoy and make something out of all of it”.

So where’s Henry’s Nobel Prize? They were pretty much giving Clichy away, on the other hand.


He experiences a good bit of fun with Colette, a young virgin who claims she’s seventeen but who doesn’t look over fourteen. As they gradually distributed themselves among the clientele, daus place became not only warm and rosy but fragrant. I felt she had given me a knowing look; guiltily I hastily blurted out that it was “for a school assignment,” to which she simply chuckled.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Maybe it’s his literary energy. I can’t pretend to sit here and critique henrg guy who’s known for his legendary misogynistic writing. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Les mots et les femmes: Mara reminds Joey of a previous lover, the married Christine, who he regrets not marrying himself. Results 1 to 1 of 1. But upon finding out that he and Joey are writers who study the likes of Proust and Goethe, they are instantly placated and decide not to press any charges.

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I would just live. The second part, entitled “Mara-Marignan” seems almost like an afterthought on Miller’s part, though it is really no less significant than the rest of the book. She was as ih as a cow, obedient as a slave, attractive as a doll. Our narrator is jumping from whoring to dumpster diving, back and forth.