Big Sur & the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch
Miller, Henry. Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch. First Edition. 1957. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in good plus condition—jacket shows chipping and fraying.
Henry Miller took the opposite path of most people. In youth, he was a cynic, and in old age, a romantic. What was the catalyst for Miller’s gravity-defying transformation? It is simpler to swim against the current if one frequents the gorgeous beaches of California’s Central Coast. In this appealing memoir, he writes about his late-in-life move to an isolated cabin in Big Sur, where he lived among soaring cliffs, dewy ferns, and groves of redwood trees—with his wife and two young children.
“Here at Big Sur, at a certain time of the year and a certain time of the day only, a pale blue-green hue pervades the distant hills; it is an old, nostalgic hue which one sees only in the works of the old Flemish and Italian masters.”