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.

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Saharnaz s

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

Misti Rainwater-Lites

my favorite Miller bookwoof! woof woof! reading it again and loving it more than ever...sublime! so many killer quotes!

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.

Epicarmo Papoula

Este foi um amigo muito importante, lido com vagar e cuidado. Henry Miller é meu irmão mais velho, conselheiro atento para meus momentos de insanidade, melancolia e alegria de viver. Sábio que se arrisca , poeta da crueza e da interioridade dilascerada. Meu amigo, meu irmão, eu vos apresento.

Sidharth Mohapatra

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


as with each book in "the rosy crucifixion," and pretty much all of henry miller's work, this book is fantastic, well worth reading, and henry miller still pretty much owns your face.

Sorin Hadârcă

Ce idee trăsnită - să bagi realitatea, bună și ne-bună, în trei volume de îndoieli, dezmăț, vagabondaj, promisiuni, speranțe, rateuri... Și totul pentru a descoperi în cele din urmă vocea lăuntrică, cea adevărată? Zău că merită!

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.

Wael Mahmoud

Not as good as the first two parts. I don't know why i hate Mona, the feeling was there when she first appeared, here it was clear Mona has a bad influence on Miller. Not only in his life but even when he writes about her.Only three remarkable parts deserve to be mentioned:- Trying to get a job at Hobson and Hotbein where he met Jim.- His discussion about literature in ch.16.- The last chapter.If we didn't know what's happened to Miller in his first years in Paris we would be dying to read about it.

Christopher Ammons

Henry Miller had a cool girlfriend.


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.

Waleed Alshaiji

هنري يظهر للناس نفسه .. بكل سفاله و طيبه، بكل بساطه وعفويه. تحدث ميلر في هذا العمل باجزائة عن نفسه وعن مجتمعه في اهم حقبه من حقب المجتمع الامريكي


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).


very good

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