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Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch (1957)

de Henry Miller

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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 andbrimming 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 clichés of modern life to find within himself his own kind of paradise.… (mais)
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  GlenRalph | Jul 14, 2009 |
Henry Miller moved to Big Sur after WWII when it was relatively inaccessible and housed a bohemian colony of artists and writers. He captures the physical beauty of the place and fills the book with the memorable eccentric characters who are his neighbors. If you ever dine at Nepenthe on the outdoor deck (highly recommended) you can gaze directly south to Partington Ridge where he lived. ( )
  nemoman | Mar 9, 2008 |
I picked up this book at City Lights bookstore in San Francisco. Although I was not headed for Big Sur on that trip, I felt like I visited it in this book. Miller lived there for many years and accurately describes the area and more importantly the people in the area in a very realistic manner. He writes with a tone that is both admiration and at times disgust which makes him seem just as realistic as the people he is describing. The book was written in 1955 and it is interesting to imagine life in a rural environment where the postman delivers the mail, supplies and gossip three times a week provided that his truck is functional. Miller describes a simpler time that many of us in this modern world yearn for. His description of the sheer ridiculousness of selling a barrel of oil for one dollar seems like a breath of fresh air in a world where oil is close to a hundred dollars a barrel. Even if you never make it to Big Sur, this book is an excellent description of human nature which transcends location. ( )
  pbirch01 | Dec 13, 2007 |
One of my favorite Henry Miller works. I would recommend it for anyone who thinks of Mr.Miller as the self indulgent author who focuses solely on his sexual exploits. This work is much more human as he describes his family, friends, and neighbors living in Big Sur. ( )
  mayumikamon | Nov 25, 2007 |
Definetly one for the Miller enthusiast. colorful recollections of his days in Big Sur, and the eclectic life he lived along with the eclectic people who came in and out of his life. As usual, Miller rambles a bit here and there, but for the most part, a must read for the Miller Fan.
  dannywon | May 15, 2007 |
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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 andbrimming 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 clichés of modern life to find within himself his own kind of paradise.

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