The Henry Miller Library at Big Sur

By far the most visited Miller Site on the web, The Henry Miller Library is incommensurably better in reality.

Located in Big Sur, California, 35 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea on Highway One, the Library occupies the former home of long-time Miller friend Emil White, who established it as a fitting permanent memorial to Miller and especially to his years writing and painting in Big Sur (1944-1962).

If you've never driven California's famous winding, two-lane coast highway through the Big Sur region, definitely make plans to do so before you die. Use Miller as an excuse. Stop at The Henry Miller Library and buy a copy of Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch. And while you're at it, go read it over an "Ambrosia Burger" at the cliff-hanging Nepenthe Restaurant just up and across the road. Whether you drive up the coast past Hearst Castle or down through Monterey Bay, you'll never regret it. Good weather and a convertible highly recommended.

I'll post pictures here when I manage to dig them out. Better yet, I may have to go back just to take some more.

rri (January 6, 2005)

« Previous | Main | Next »