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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Oct 15, Robert Davis marked it as to-read. I love the way the story ends. It was a period where cunt was in the air. Quiet Days in Clichy chronicles a period of about one year. If you are familiar with his books, you know it wasn’t always easy.

One story leads into another story and back to others within others I thought it was a really good deal, but it turns out it’s only about an afternoon worth of reading. Its not quiet at all Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. It also brings to mind Thomas Hardy’s novel, The Well-Beloved, probably the only book I’ve read that actually deals explicitly with this extraordinary concept. The way I see it, reading someone’s novel is like looking at an artist’s work: In the first few pages, we observe his encounter with a voluptuous female named “N-Y-S” “Like the city, Nice,” she sayswho Joey declares looks looks like a woman moller a Renoir painting “A Renoir,” she repeated, almost as if she clichhy never heard the name.


Essai d’approche socio-linguistique de la condition McCarthy was 26 years old when he played Miller, who is in his early 40s in un book. This is his limbo, being forced to eat at a buffet all day.

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It’s a dusty saga through the white legs of limbo, as henry miller cuts into prostitute after prostitute during the rainy days of Clichy. Instead of the carefree, jovial Miller tasting all life has to offer, here, he sounds more like Miller in New York. Our narrator is jumping from whoring to dumpster diving, back and forth.

He may be cruel to women, he may be overly sexually exploiting and objectifying, but that is his dirty business. Lists with This Book. There really is no insight into the motivations to his actions, or should be assume we are dealing at a basic level of hierarchy of needs, like food and sex, and that is sufficient.

Trying to support oneself by writing is an arduous task, but checks from America arrive from time to time. ,iller Miller for me. 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 thought this book was alright. She was just a babbling wound that had found a voice He opens the chapter with the words on the second page: I can’t pretend to sit here and critique a guy who’s known for his legendary misogynistic writing.

DearbornThe Happiest Man Alive: I read Tropic of Cancer a few decades ago – this book certainly has the same flavor. But I realized that sooner or later, a girl needs to pull qujet her bloomers and conquer the rest of the literary world.

Quiet Days in Clichy

There is an amazing scene where Miller donates all of his money to a weeping prostitute then comes home ravenous and begins chewing the bones and moldy bread out of the garbage, First edition cover, Paris, She doesn’t know for what.

Say anything you like, do anything you like, but use the language of loveā€”the glamorous, romantic, sentimental words which conceal the ugly, naked reality of the sexual assault.

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