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Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch : New Directions Paperbook, 161 - Henry Miller

Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

New Directions Paperbook, 161

Hardcover Published: 17th January 1957
ISBN: 9780811201070
Number Of Pages: 400

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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 the California coast where he lived for fifteen years. Big Sur is the portrait of a place-one of the most colorful in the United States-and of the extraordinary people Miller knew there: writers (and writers who did not write), mystics seeking truth in meditation (and the not-so-saintly looking for sex-cults or celebrity), sophisticated children and adult innocents; geniuses, cranks and the unclassifiable, like Conrad Moricand, the "Devil in Paradise" who is one of Miller's greatest character studies. Henry Miller writes with a buoyancy and 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 and cliches of modern life to find within himself his own kind of paradise.

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"... 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

ISBN: 9780811201070
ISBN-10: 0811201074
Series: New Directions Paperbook, 161
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 17th January 1957
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.4  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1