“Vintage Miller! . . . In terms of wit and audacity, it is probably his most successful work.” Terry Southern
Under the Roofs of Paris
978-0-8021-3183-6 • $14.95 • Paperback • Oct. 1993
In 1941, Henry Miller, the author of Tropic of Cancer—called “one of the great novels of our century” by Norman Mailer—was commissioned by a Los Angeles bookseller to write an erotic novel for a dollar a page. Under the Roofs of Paris (originally published as Opus Pistorum) is that book. Here one finds Miller’s characteristic candor, wit, self-mockery, and celebration of the good life. From Marcelle to Tania, to Alexandra, to Anna, and from the Left Bank to Pigalle, Miller sweeps us up in his odyssey in search of the perfect job, the perfect woman, the perfect experience.