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.
Henry Miller writes with a buoyancy & brimming energy that are infectious. He has a fine touch for comedy. But this is also a serious book—the testament of a free spirit who has broken through the restraints & cliches of modern life to find within himself his own kind of paradise.
"... a large scale book written with the skill in essay/fictional writing that will help it remain a classic for years to come." -- Innovative Fiction Magazine "The only imaginative prose-writer of the slightest value who has appeared among the English-speaking races for some years past." -- George Orwell
Series: New Directions Paperbook, 161
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 17th January 1957
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.4
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1