Books: Greatest Living Patagonian

"My scrofulous French novel on grey paper with blunt type."* as Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer might well be described, has now turned up in U.S. bookstores clad in a clean collegiate jacket, tailored at $7.50 by Grove Press, intellectual outfitters to the offbeat, the off-color and the off-limits (in 1959 Grove issued the unabridged Lady Chatterley's Lover). The publishers have so much confidence in Miller's notoriety that they paid the author $50,000 in advance and dumped a 30,000 printing into hospitable bookstores (Scribner and Doubleday, among others, are holdouts) weeks ahead of...

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