Young Professionals Book Club: Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

Please join us for a candid and lively discussion about this controversial classic.

Now hailed as an American classic, "Tropic of Cancer," Henry Miller's masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. 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, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. "Tropic of Cancer" is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, "one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century."

This meeting is a reschedule of our December 15 meeting, which was canceled due to inclement weather.

Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla [at] hmcpl [dot] org with any questions about the Young Professionals Book Club.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room C

After walking through the external doors, you will pass through a second set of internal doors. The stairs are to your left, and the elevator to your right. Meeting Room C is located on the second floor. If coming from the elevator, turn right; if coming from the stairs, walk straight ahead. Walk past the Reference Desk. Meeting Room C is the first glass room on the left.

Learn more at hmcpl.org/main/meetingroomc