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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Retrieved mi,ler ” https: When he’s not annoying me for being a smug snot-nosed shit, though, Miller is fun to read, and he does have some oh-so-French lines.

I always enjoy Henry Miller. The four of them have a spontaneous orgy, which upsets Christine, who is laughed at by the other three. He assigns them no importance beyond their occurrences and their consequences. This short novella has a surprising amount of crazy encounters in it.

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hnry Quiet Days in Clichy probably isn’t even one of his best books. He doesn’t really characterize anyone. Account Options Sign in. He has little regard for emotions of others and yet he gets just the right air for what he’s trying to accomplish: Results 1 to 1 of 1.

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At ehnry same time, these passages are among of favorite ones in this page read. It is like an old man with a metal detector on the beach, combing it scrupulously and finding glee over rusted copper shards.

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But by my estimation, if Miller was born inand these stories take place in the early 30’s, he’d be a year old banging year old chicks, among other casually creepy and misogynistic things. 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.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most influential writers in American literature, he gained fame with Tropic of Cancer, which was banned in the United States until Although Joey’s attraction to Elaine is evident, it is Carl who enjoys clandestine meetings she is married with her.

For, as Joey says when speaking of his friend’s love affairs: Whether discussing the early days of his long friendship with Alfred Perles or his escapades at the Club Melody brothel, in Quiet Days in Clichy Miller describes a period that would shape his entire life and oeuvre.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The “Mara” Joey is currently beguiled by Carl’s girlfriend, Elaine ” Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Would you like to tell milleer about a lower price? It is almost painful to hear how she is viewed by the two men. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through mliler support? Now for the characters. What’s beautiful to some may be nothing but ugly and meaningless bauble to quet.

Miller fled Paris when the war commenced, mller this is a “swan song” for that era. She was not stupid, but she was dumb. The rosy glow which suffused the place emanated from the cluster of whores who usually congregated near the entrance.

Don’t ever ask dayd to go to a neutral country again. She responds to this in such a way that Joey, rather irritated by her obsequiousness, spouts, “Almighty, what’s the matter iin you–hasn’t anybody ever treated you decently? I was that peppery I could dqys raped a nun. Say anything you like, do anything you like, but use the language of loveā€”the glamorous, romantic, sentimental words which clicy the ugly, naked reality of the sexual assault.


Even if he is a pig.

Although this excursion is rather uneventful, Joey’s reaction to it tells us something about his penchant for fast living. The time now is Every woman in these two stories exist entirely as sex objects for Joey and Carl, and almost all of them are ready and willing to spread their legs, for money or lust, and occasionally with utter indifference.

From the Inside Flap This tender and nostalgic work dates from the same period as Tropic of Cancer Never having read Miller before, aside from perfunctory glances at a couple of his novels, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Better a good venereal disease than a moribund peace and quiet.

Quiet Days in Clichy by Henry Miller

The novella has twice been made into a feature film. I started Tropic of Cancer many moons back but had to quit before I got to the ‘good parts’. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Instead of the carefree, jovial Miller tasting all life has to offer, here, he sounds more like Miller in New York.

I’m just calling it for what it is. Interesting book to read if you are familiar with Montmartre and Parisian hotspots, and also wonderful to see an author who really doesn’t care what he says or who he might offend with his shocking use of language.

Cljchy book is divided in two parts. But this is the ‘s Paris – where everything goes and you’d get a pat on the back for violating a minor simply because you’re a writer. But who’s to say he hasn’t been?