Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch - Part 3, Paradise Lost, pgs. 309-349 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Paradise Lost, pgs. 309-349 Summary and Analysis

A week into his stay, Moricand shows Miller his scabby legs and, over Miller's objections, obtains codeine by mail from Switzerland. The itching grows worse and spreads. Moricand takes for granted that Miller's friends do him favors. He fails to teach Val French, because he has no use for English or children and finds Val and all American children undisciplined. Many evenings Moricand and Janina Miller discuss domestic problems while Miller sits sullenly. Moricand proves a good referee between the battling spouses. Long monologues evoke the world of French artists before World War I. He detests the Republic and seems to have had prior lives in ancient Alexandria and Persia. Evil is an absolute realty for him.

Miller begins a long monologue about astrology, in which he has only a poetic interest. Asking...

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