Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Which compositional habits of Henry Miller make generic criticism of his works difficult or even futile?

Can Miller be defended against the charge that his novels lack form or structure?

Analyze and characterize the “I” in Tropic of Capricorn.

Has the sexual content of Miller’s novels been more enticement or distraction to serious readers?

Is Norman Mailer correct in calling Miller’s attitude toward women one of “utter adoration”?