Nexus (The Rosy Crucifixion, #3)

ISBN: 0802151787
ISBN 13: 9780802151780
By: Henry Miller

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Nexus, the last book of Henry Miller's epic trilogy The Rosy Crucifixion, is widely considered to be one of the landmarks of American fiction. In it, Miller vividly recalls his many years as a down-and-out writer in New York City, his friends, mistresses, and the unusual circumstances of his eventful life.

Reader's Thoughts

Kumar Tushar

"If it was in bad taste, it was on the side of life"On to Sexus and Plexus now.

Sidharth Mohapatra

Brilliant, disturbing, difficult to come out of. It forces you to think.

keith koenigsberg

The best of the three in the Rosy Crucifixion series, after an interminable 100 pages or so of hemming and hawing abut how he was coping with his domestic situation (his wife was more in love with her girlfriend than with him) the book really gets rolling; some of Miller's best flights of fancy ever. He actually starts his life as a writer, and you get some feeling of forward motion.

jason levins

You know i love the guy, but plexus is a filling in of gaps like caulking a piece of swiss cheese. The cheese is good enough, keep the caulk out, even the air in the holes can be fragrant! The book follow henry and june through a period of time, they move about mooching off friends, and henry records and illustrates portrait after portrait of these people as if we care. This book is best used as a teaching tool to write good portraits if you ask me.


A bit boring...

Christopher Ammons

Henry Miller had a cool girlfriend.

Melting Uncle

The last and shortest volume of the Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy actually ended up feeling like the longest to me. I would rank this one around 3.25 out of 5. I really wanted to like it. There is not much plot to speak of, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the book ended up feeling very repetitive and monotonous since HM writes all the characters with basically the same voice i.e. his own. There are lots of times when other characters tell Henry how brilliant he is and how great of a writer he could be. I started to wonder if maybe to get the most out of this book, you have to buy into this way of thinking and basically sit at the feet of the master HM as he spins yarn after yarn. Personally, I was never convinced that Henry was quite on the level of someone like Nietzsche or Jesus Christ, so I had difficulty engaging his every thought and flight of fancy. It just feels like he wanted to write an epic work, so he really went for it at the type-writer with barely any editing. Which results in the books feeling like they are full of filler. I'm sure Henry Miller was a very nice intelligent man, but I don't think, with this trilogy, that he quite succeeded in creating the eternal epic masterpiece he might have set out for.

Saharnaz s

يه جنگ رواني به تمام معناس..از اين نويسنده كتابي پيدا نكردم به غير از نكسوس كه به فارسي ترجمه شده باشه


Nexus completes Miller's trilogy. At times, this book wanders a little. For the sake of completing the trilogy I powered through. Nexus definitely holds some gems that are worth finishing it to find.

Alex Schmidt

This serves as the perfect mix of Tropics and Sexus/Plexus. And if anyone knows the life of Henry Miller this makes sense. I felt like I was in a different world when I was reading this. It's style was potent enough to permeate my life at the time.


There is an element of the exotic and the animalistic in Miller, but at his core, he is a typical and rebellious American. He is equally at home comparing himself to a dog or to Jesus, and through these images, he traces his evolution from Wastrel to Want-Not Prophet, from his dingy childhood to idyllic Paris. On the surface, it is easy to see oneself in Miller's desperate attempts to sort out love, work, money, and art. ...and really, Miller is so likable in this last installment of The Rosy Crucifixion precisely because he is exactly like most other Americans: cursing our day jobs and fantasizing about the adventures we will have when we are fortunate enough to retire. I may be exaggerating a bit, but Miller manages--at least in part--to relish life and his role in it, regardless of both its glories and its flaws. He learns to let go, pick up, embrace everything, value nothing...this book almost reads like Miller's Enlightenment/Gnosis/Reincarnation/Resurrection...and that is the idea.Read the full review at BookWormWood (My Book Blog).

Randi Hope

Read my review for Sexus- it's basically the same thing.How many times do I want to read about someone else's sexcapades before I close the book and 'get some of my own'.


Not as good as Plexus or some others. Still great, but not as inspiring to be creative or ecstatic about life and friends in the face of poverty.

Nelson Zagalo

Absolutamente brilhante, toda a trilogia.


Dreams of dog collars.

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