Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus BoschHenry Miller
In his great triptych “The Millennium” Bosch used oranges and other fruits to symbolize the delights of Paradise.
Whence Henry Miller’s title for this, one of his most appealing books; first published in 1957, it tells the story of Miller’s life on the Big Sur, a section of California coast where he lived for fifteen years.
Big Sur is the portrait of a place—one of the most colorful in the U.S.—and of the extraordinary people Miller knew there: writers (& writers who didn’t write), mystics seeking truth in meditation (& the not-so-saintly looking for sex-cults or celebrity), sophisticated children & adult innocents; geniuses, cranks & the unclassifiable.
|genre||Literature and Fiction » General Literature|
|publisher||New Directions Publishing Co|
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