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Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch is for any reader who is in the mood for a beguiling rumination on how a man once tried to bring peace into his life. The story, as such, is this: Henry Miller moves to Big Sur, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and sets out to create a new home infused with energy, creativity, a sense of community, and an appreciation of nature, while at the same time he copes with intrusions and financial pressures and the charisma and creepiness of other people.
Autobiographical novel of the adventures of the wandering beatnik during the summer of 1960. Classic from Jack Kerouac describes the author's own mental breakdown.
history of Big Sur. Rosalind S. Wall was privileged to grow
up on a rancho in Old Big Sur, way at the back of a canyon.
Before the coastal Highway 1 was built, the area put a new
definition to the word `remote,' and Wall was one of many
who refused to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony opening
the highway. Those people recognized that a whole way of life
would disappear within a few years, and they were right. The first half of her book deals with the historical colonial
settlers of Mexican, Indian, and American heritages, how those
three came together through business, ranching, and intermarriage
to form the unique flavor and heritage of this special region.
Wild regions tend to attract wild people, and Big Sur has
always had its share of `characters.' It still does. Wall
recalls from her own memory many of these people and brings
them to life for us.
Each year millions of people visit the area of rugged California coastline and wild mountains known as Big Sur. Finally here is a book that is both a natural history of this beautiful region and an excellent guide to its extensive public lands. The first section introduces the area's geology, climate, flora, fauna, and human history. The second section describes selected sites, trails, and features that are mentioned in Part One. Paperback edition.
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