Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue Summary and Analysis

The Epilogue opens by describing three-day-a-week mail service by Jake. After things are lugged home, Miller's wife opens letters, pushes reviews under his nose, and reads items aloud. Packages follow, followed by unannounced visitors who stay for dinner, followed by early bedtime. Next day, answering a few items he finds research interrupted by neighbors needing help and household chores, including buckets of diapers to wash in the sulfur baths, six miles round-trip. Trudging home in the rain, Miller gets wonderful writing ideas, which he tries desperately to memorize for later. Another mail day arrives before finishes with the last. Working at night is impossible. Early mornings are taken up by walks, breakfast, and playing with the baby. If the weather is too nice, Miller paints instead of writing. He believes that he will die at a typewriter, but yearns to chuck...

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