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Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch.
by Miller, Henry.

Publisher Information:
New Directions, New York: 1957.

A Very Good plus copy with offsetting to the front and rear preliminaries in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with a closed tear to front panel, a tiny chip to heel of spine and some light edgewear. In his great triptych "The Millennium," Bosch used oranges and other fruits to symbolize the delights of Paradise. Hence Henry Miller's title for this, one of his most appealing books, 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 (and writers who didn't 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. 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 and 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.


Edition: First Printing of the First Edition
Book Id: 23038

Price: $375.00

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