Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, by Henry Miller
Returning to America after time in Europe, Henry Miller did not like what he saw. In fact, he wrote about America's hyper-consumerism and conformity in the wonderfully-titled "Air Conditioned Nightmare." It wasn't until he stumbled upon Big Sur did he realize that he could, in fact, live in peace in his homeland.
Miller lived in Big Sur from 1944 to 1962 and "Big Sur And The Oranges Of Hieronymus Bosch" is his love letter to his adopted home.
In describing his real-life community, Miller not only introduced the reader to the physical beauty of the region surrounding Big Sur, while describing the variety of artists and unique personalities that used to inhabit the small secluded oceanic precipice, but also created a mythic America for the modern mind; a world of symbolance and order built on the foundations of the natural world.
With this small book, Miller was able to show a land and a people living in a world on the outskirts of the mainstream, uninhibited by the conventionalism of society.
A must-have for lovers of Big Sur, Henry Miller, or literature!
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 29 October, 2010.