Book Club Pick of the Month--Fiction

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Book Club Pick of the Month--Fiction

"Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller

Image of book cover for "Tropic of Cancer"The West End Fiction Book Club will meet Tuesday, September 23, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, in observance of Banned Books Week (September 20-27).  The novel was first published in 1934 by the Obelisk Press in Paris, France, and promptly banned in the United States.  Its publication in 1961 in the United States by Grove Press led to obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography in the early 1960s.  In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the book non-obscene.  Tropic of Cancer is widely regarded as an important masterpiece of 20th-century literature.

Copies are available at the library.  Please pick one up and join us.