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 (& writers who didn't write), mystics seeking truth in meditation (& the not-so-saintly looking for sex-cults or celebrity), sophisticated children & adult innocents; geniuses, cranks & 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--the testament of a free spirit who has broken through the restraints & cliches of modern life to find within himself his own kind of paradise.
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. . . a large scale book written with the skill in essay/fictional writing that will help it remain a classic for years to come.
The only imaginative prose-writer of the slightest value who has appeared among the English-speaking races for some years past.--George Orwell
Henry Miller was born in Brooklyn, New York. He had a variety of jobs as a young man, including several years working for the Western Union Telegraph Company. During this time, encouraged by June Mansfield Smith, the second of his five wives, Miller began to write. Aside from articles, stories for pulp magazines and prose poems, Miller worked on his first novels ‘Crazy Cock’ and ‘Moloch’, and on the copious notes which would eventually transmute into the notorious ‘Tropics’ books.
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Book Description Dec 13, 1993. Book Condition: D'occasion - Très bon état. Très bon état général [Nom et dédicace de l'ancien proprietaire sur 1ere page intérieure]. Envoi rapide et soigné [Expedition sous 12/24 h] [en Stock]. Bookseller Inventory # 8R-M8UP-X6JO
Book Description Flamingo 13/12/1993, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Minor shelfware. Some foxing to pages, content is in very good condition. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 111563-5