Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch by Henry Miller audiobook

Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

By Henry Miller
Read by Tom Perkins

15.40 Hours 05/21/2019 Unabridged
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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 clichés of modern life to find within himself his own kind of paradise.

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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 clichés of modern life to find within himself his own kind of paradise.

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Author Bio: Henry Miller

Author Bio: Henry Miller

Henry Miller (1891–1980) was born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn. He lived in Europe, particularly Paris, Berlin, the south of France, and Greece; in New York; and in Beverly Glen, Big Sur, and Pacific Palisades, California, where he died. He is also the author, among many other works, of Tropic of Capricorn, the Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (Sexus, Plexus, Nexus), and The Air-Conditioned Nightmare. Many of his novels, including Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, were banned in the United States until almost thirty years after their initial publication in France. The United States’ publication of Tropic of Cancer in 1961 sparked uproar that led to a number of obscenity trials. One of the early indications of how important Miller’s career would prove to be came in 1940, when George Orwell wrote an essay entitled Inside the Whale in which he praised Miller.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 15.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English