Henry Miller Big Sur and The Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch
Henry Miller Big Sur and The Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch
Henry Miller Big Sur and The Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

Henry Miller Big Sur and The Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

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Published by New Directions Publishing Corporation in 1957, New York. Condition: Good.

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Written after his move  to Big Sur, California where he lived for eighteen years, this book is a memoir of his time there. Depicting the area as paradise on earth and musing on the benefits of solitude, the title of the book is taken from the 15th-century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch's triptych "The Garden of earthly delights.” His most famous work Tropic of Cancer was written during 1930 on an unaccompanied trip to Paris and was funded entirely by Anais Nin (a Sendb00ks favourite) who introduced him to the literary circles in Paris and paid his rent. She had a long affair with Miller and his wife June that she too writes extensively about in her work. He is remembered for breaking with existing literary forms to blend philosophical reflection with explicit language and sex, social criticism and stream of consciousness style in his work. His work was banned under obscenity laws in America until the sixties, although his memoirs were widely published and he continues to attract a cult following with his work.