“A excellent expression of Miller’s ethical standpoint in addition to one in every of his remarkable demonstrations of narrative ability. It presents a superb cinematic view of 2 indomitable egotists in lethal conflict.” —The Nation
The satan in Henry Miller’s giant Sur paradise is Conrad Moricand: “A good friend of his Paris days, who, having been financed and taken over from Europe as an act of mercy by way of Mr. Miller, seems as exacting, sponging, evil, crafty and ungrateful a visitor as are available in modern literature. Mr. Miller has constantly been a outstanding writer of personality. Conrad Moricand is perhaps his masterpiece. . . .A satan in Paradise is the paintings of an exceptional novelist manqué, a novelist who has no stricter experience of shape than the divine writer. . . .Fresh and intoxicating, humorous and relocating. . .” —The occasions Literary Supplement (London)
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