Lesson 1 (from Part 1, The Oranges of the Millennium)
Part 1, The Oranges of the Millennium
Henry Miller (1891 - 1980) was an American novelist and painter. Miller is also the dominant figure in the narrative of Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, striving to simplify his life and talking about the local folk who have embraced the healing ambiance and discovered how to live in peace, solitude, and community. Miller was known for developing a new sort of 'novel' that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, and free association. Students in today's lesson are introduced to the author of the novel and will research and discuss Miller's style and major themes.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the class to the book. Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch is one of Henry Miller's later works. Miller's distinct style developed "novels" that were a mixture of autobiography, social criticism, novel, and free...
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