Cinema: Woodshed Sex

The U.S. Customs Bureau office barred it as obscene. Readers found it shocking and scandalous. But since 1964, the courts and the public have acknowledged that it was only Henry Miller letting go his barbaric yawp over the rooftops of Paris. Today The Tropic of Cancer is available without prescription in drugstores all over America. And now, for anyone over 17, it is presented in motion-picture form, dirty words and all. Director Joseph Strick's last adaptation was Ulysses, which suffered not from infidelity to the text but from an insufficiency of imagination. In Tropic of Cancer, he again provides a verbatim...

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