Blogs in March 2020

The Colossus of Maroussi 11th March 2020

‘Out of the sea, as if Homer himself had arranged it for me, the islands bobbed up, lonely, deserted, mysterious in the fading light’ Enraptured by a young woman’s account of the landscapes of Greece, Henry Miller set off...

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Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymous Bosch 1st July 2014

This book recounts Miller’s life in Big Sur, and is a perfect rendition of time and place. The quality of writing is tremendous, and the passion for the area really comes through in the writing.

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Tropic of Cancer 1st January 1970

Miller’s groundbreaking first novel, banned in Britain for almost thirty years, now reinvigorated in a new Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition. A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930. Leaving behind a disintegrating...

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