Essay Topic 1
Discuss Henry Miller's unique narrative in Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch. What new "genre" of literature is Miller noted for originating?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the setting of the novel. What makes Big Sur unique as an artist's retreat? What is significant about the time period of the setting to the novel's major themes?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. What is significant about these to Miller and why does he choose to cite the artist in his title?
Essay Topic 4
Who are the prominent members of the "Anderson Creek Gang"? What are their relationships and proximity to Henry Miller?
Essay Topic 5
Describe Miller's wife and children in Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch. How old are they? What is the nature of their relationships with Miller?
Essay Topic 6
Discuss Miller's philosophy of art and painting in Big Sur and...
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