The publication of Miller's Tropic of Cancer in the United States in 1961 by Grove Press led to a series of obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography . The . Supreme Court , in Grove Press, Inc., v. Gerstein , citing Jacobellis v. Ohio (which was decided the same day in 1964), overruled the state court findings of obscenity and declared the book a work of literature; it was one of the notable events in what has come to be known as the sexual revolution . Elmer Gertz , the lawyer who successfully argued the initial case for the novel's publication in Illinois , became a lifelong friend of Miller's; a volume of their correspondence has been published.  Following the trial, in 1964–65, other books of Miller's which had also been banned in the US were published by Grove Press : Black Spring , Tropic of Capricorn , Quiet Days in Clichy , Sexus , Plexus and Nexus .  Excerpts from some of these banned books, including Tropic of Cancer , Black Spring and Sexus , were first published in the US by New Directions in The Henry Miller Reader in 1959.  
Ep. 070 - I, Frankenstein & Mitt & Life Itself & Sundance 2014 Report
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A Miller comes next, in this final group of pilgrims (now at the bottom of the class scale!). He is big-boned and has big muscles, and always wins the prize in wrestling matches. There's not a door that he couldn't lift off its hinges, or break it by running at it head-first. He has black, wide nostrils, carries a sword and a buckler (shield) by his side, and has a mouth like a great furnace. He's good at stealing corn and taking payment for it three times. But then, Chaucer implies, there are no honest millers.
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