Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch (1957) by Henry Miller is a monumental work that describes the local history of Big Sur with the friends and artists that arrived on the mountainous coast to form a small artist's community, and includes passages of innovative poetic writing inspired by the natural beauty of the California coast. Henry Miller could meditate on the oceanic views which inspire a poetic style of writing, an esthetic trend of nature inspired writing which I call the Big Sur esthetic, while creating allusions to other writers of relevance: with the original expository style of writing that he developed since his reading of the modern philosophers in his early years as a writer. Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch is an autobiographical memoir of Henry Miller's arrival at Big Sur after having written some of the most well known books of the early 20th Century, including The Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Black Spring (1936).
form: constructing the self,
David Detrich lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he has just completed The Convergence of Two Narrative Lines Ascending, an ultramodern Surrealist novel written in minimal squares. He is working on Dream the Presence of the Circular Breast Starfish Topography, a monumental Surrealist novel written with innovative typographical design. His first novel Big Sur Marvels & Wondrous Delights (2001) is available from Amazon. He is the editor of Innovative Fiction Magazine and Surrealist Star Clustered Illuminations.