Primavera negra (2020)

Primavera negra 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
  • Title: Primavera negra
  • Author: Henry Miller
  • ISBN: 9788534810050
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 sContinuing 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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    1. A Miller s TaleIf Tropic of Cancer was Henry Miller s debut album, an outspoken work of radical sexual and philosophical self revelation, then Black Spring is a lesser, sopho work that is a shadow of the debut.Though it is still a worthy effort, it is a lesser work in many ways It is shorter, it isn t one continuous work that flows inexorably from beginning to end It is or less 10 semi autobiographical works, each with its own chapter title, much like a collection of essays Indeed, some of the [...]

    2. This book changed my life No hyperbole I never looked at the world the same way after reading this It was also present at the moment of serendipity when I finally got modernism Probably the best birthday gift I ve ever received Thanks Ken.

    3. Warning This review is long, has excessive amount of quotes, and does not reach much of a conclusion If you have a short attention span, this may not be for you However, if you appreciate fine writing, I encourage you to read on For me, Henry Miller is the finest writer America has produced over the past century When his name comes up, most readers associate Miller with sex, scandals, pornography This is mostly due to the press attention given to his two books, The Tropic of Cancer, and The Trop [...]

    4. Black Spring is Henry Miller s hallucinogenic fragments between the Tropics Each fragment or short story alternates between Paris and New York in a psychedelic swirl of stream of consciousness and technicolor modernism I sit in the dead center of traffic, stilled by the hush of a new life growing out of the decay about me.

    5. Can we just see, by show of hands, how many people understood what this book is about Nobody has their hands up OK We have no idea what this book is about Clearing that up makes reading it easier.Outside of his auto biographical works, Miller is just one lean metaphor making machine From page one, it can discourage even the bravest of readers, by giving you no time at all to adjust to the rhythm or the cadence of his sentences In Black Spring , you will find a very dark Miller, writing as if he [...]

    6. I ve read that Miller is out of fashion at the moment I can see why he might have been in fashion in just the same way as James Joyce and D H Lawrence were banned and so also fashionable because of their shock element Now none of them are particularly shocking so why should we keep reading Based purely on this book, which the blurb on the back calls his most distinguished book from a stylistic point of view, I can see that there is a lot to Miller than simple shock tactics His biggest strength [...]

    7. In the heat of the late afternoon the city rises up like a huge polar bear shaking off its rhododendrons.If you can t enjoy this line, you might not enjoy this book This line is perfect summary, the imagery that needs to be connected is fierce and brilliant The point is that you are going to be falling into the recesses of Miller s brain, dancing with his Id as a stripper dances with the pole, you ll need to make the connections, you ll need to uncover the brilliance of the geography of Miller s [...]

    8. In Black Spring Miller reinvents his inward journey, again endlessly listing, rewriting his history, trying to live dozens of lateral lives while mourning his single linear life One life And there are millions and millions of lives to be lived Like he s astonished a spirit like his is condemned to exist but once, on one patch of land in one chunk of history, so he refuses that fate and writes about everything and anything with an inhuman ferocity It s a fever dream like Ginsberg s Howl, but it s [...]

    9. I could have done with characters and less philosophy, but this is also Miller at the height of his surreal and madman powers, which is always entertaining He really was the successor to Whitman, and here he s channelling him with little to no filter Not his best book, nor his worst.Favorite passage Today it is the third or fourth day of spring and I am sitting at the Place Clichy in full sunshine Today, sitting here in the sun, I tell you it doesn t matter a damn whether the world is going to [...]

    10. Basically That Miller is Nabokov, sans plot, wit, playfulness or purpose Long streams of rarely heard nouns do not a classic make.

    11. Henceforward everything moves on shifting levels our thoughts, our dreams, our actions, our whole life A parallelogram in which we drop from one platform of our scaffold to another Henceforward we walk split into myriad fragments, like an insect with a hundred feet, a centipede with soft stirring feet that drinks in the atmosphere we walk with sensitive filaments that drink avidly of past and future, and all things melt into music and sorrow we walk against a united world, asserting our dividedn [...]

    12. Black Spring is the second book in Henry Miller s most famous trilogy Tropic of Cancer , Black Spring , Tropic of Capricorn , which together form a collection of some of the most original and unique works in contemporary fiction Written from the mid to late 1930s the three books were banned in English speaking countries because of their frank and graphic treatment of sex but also, I can only imagine, because of the socially anarchistic and openly subversive philosophy underlying all of his writi [...]

    13. I loved this I couldn t put it down and felt as if I were in a daze during the last week The writing was distracted, thought provoking, and had a very The Wave esque tone of articulation I found a great part of it to be very quotable, beautiful, serene, but crass and unsociable at times I can t say exactly what Miller hoped to achieve by writing this book, because it was than anything a series of how he saw the world and the philosophies he attached to his thoughts There is definitely wisdom an [...]

    14. travel through all the places and still be a misfit cynical towards big impersonal cities and modern society, until it s all desperate and grotesque and apocalyptic live in the city anyway and glorify life and all it means, stream of consciousness and everything is very alive and there is no giving up involved, just messy incandescent living at which you turn out to be pretty good, with visions of equal grandeur and decay i didn t expect this when i expected to like henry miller, it was a fun ri [...]

    15. Henry in fine spirits, Black Spring is a collection of works seeded together and wrapped up in Miller s later years, the final novel in the Tropics series Very close in some parts to Lawrence Durrell s The Black Book, which I am to think influenced Miller, as there are some aspects that are too glucose for Henry s regular style I just let Millers timeless rants flood me, not worrying too much if my mind wandered, I d always return back to some part which managed to pull me in deep within the bow [...]

    16. Henry Miller, the master of prose and unbelievably evocative imagery It s not what you know, it s experience, it s how you make sense of the reality that you ve been thrown into that Miller successfully expounds Life is an overwhelmingly subjective experience Not to deny the presence of an objective reality but, to accept and unflinchingly acknowledge the simple fact that we don t all think, feel, and experience this world in the same way but, to the contrary, all of our experiences are all whol [...]

    17. This one sucked me in the way Miller s books always do It s hard to wrap your brain around what he s doing, but once you dive in and let go of what you think a novel ought to be, you just can t get enough.I do get tired of the racial and ethnic slurs, but I guess that s part of his honesty Still, some of it s pretty shocking by today s standards And after a while, it s just annoying we get it, man.There s a great Web site, millerwalks, that is an excellent guide to Miller s years in Paris It sho [...]

    18. I hadn t read any Miller in a while so I got an urge to go and read some In hindsight, I think it would have been better to just go back and read one of his other books that I ve already read This one has some great images, some great tumbling language, some great twisting and turning motion that shifts and switches endlessly, but it felt a lot like the other five books of his that I d read I guess it s just gotten a little old.

    19. Dense and difficult to decipher The writing style reveals the talent of the writer, his craftsmanship of words But this style is also making it difficult to follow an idea from start to end.Overall, Black Spring emanates a lot of hate and disdain for the world the author is forced to live in, in which he doesn t fit.

    20. After being so impressed by Tropic of Cancer, I thought everything I was going to read would be equally good Well, I guess I was wrong Shouldn t have bothered.

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