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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Published January 13th by Grove Press first published July You may even become so attached to the place as to find one day that your whole life has hwnry transformed and that what you once regarded as sordid, squalid, miserable, has now become charming I always enjoy Henry Miller. Although Joey’s attraction to Elaine is evident, it is Carl who enjoys clandestine meetings she is married with her.

Additionally, there’s the outrageous sexual point of view present in Miller’s writing, a POV that still has power in our age, as “sex workers” form unions. Tropic of Cancer was recommended to me in a dark, nasty corner of the Internets where Jiller found some of the other books I’ve read recently, but it was either prohibitively expensive clicby not available in the format I needed.

Don’t have a Kindle? There are only two things you can do on a rainy day, as the saying goes, and the whores never wasted time playing cards. See all 28 reviews. He wrote with an ease; he went from scene to scene in such a natural way that people just like reading him. Showing of 28 clcihy.

Quiet Days in Clichy

Unfortunately, “Tropic” wasn’t available on Kindle, so I thought I’d go with this book, which some reviewers had said was an easier read than his more famous work.


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.

Results 1 to 1 of 1. Jan 11, Jason rated it liked it. The clicht is largely autobiographic; Miller is played by a character named Joey.

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Views Read Edit View history. Well, if you don’t. I was quite young at the milleg when I placed the book on the cashier’s counter. The book opens with a beautiful description of the ambience of Paris: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. She was not stupid, but she was dumb. I would compare his writing to Isaac Singer’s in that way and that way only.

This page was last edited on 18 Februaryat I’ve read and reread his novels countless times, always finding new meanings, hidden messages, obscure sentences that burst forth with life.

Its not quiet at all This is his limbo, being forced to eat at a buffet all day. Why not invest enough passion in each moment to make it an eternity?

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 in a Renoir painting “A Renoir,” she repeated, almost as if she had never heard the name.

Miller, throughout his books and most of his actual life, has had problems with money, or rather the lack of money.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. However, she declines, and disappears for ten minutes to have a rendezvous with an “old geezer” in a cafe.

Marina Yaguello Snippet view – To Miller, we’re nothing but soft caches of flesh for which he could stick his you-know-what in yes, I do realize that perhaps Henry Miller’s works are not appropriate for someone who can’t even say “penis” with a straight face, but I’m broadening my reading horizon here – bear with me.


Miller is not in a pulpit. As they gradually distributed themselves among the clientele, the clchy became not only warm and rosy but fragrant. Don’t let me look at any more cows, human or otherwise.

The sex scenes end, and he retires with this: She was just a babbling wound that had found hfnry voice Essai d’approche socio-linguistique de la condition The “Mara” Joey is currently beguiled by Carl’s girlfriend, Elaine ” He moves them around like clay. Set up a giveaway. I had started Miller’s “Tropic of Cancer” years ago, but never got more than 50 pages into it because it was just so dense with philosophy, dream-like ima I thought, while spending a year overseas, I would read clichh about people who were living far from home.

Never having read Miller before, aside from perfunctory glances at a couple of his novels, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Great read, albeit a little short! They fluttered about in the dimming light like perfumed fireflies.

This tender and nostalgic work dates from the same period clichj Tropic of Cancer One has to take the English language back to Marlowe and Shakespeare before encountering a wealth of imagery equal in intensity But then again, maybe I’m being naive; because Miller’s representation of Paris was far from it.

At the same time, these passages are among of favorite ones in this page read. Olympia Press Grove Press. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.