“The empty blue sky of space says, ‘All this comes back to me, then goes again, and comes back again, then goes again, and I don’t care, it still belongs to me.’” ― Jack Kerouac, Big Sur In the winter of 2017, extreme rain fell on Big Sur, California. Mountains ravaged by drought and fire could not hold the water. One of the main bridges on Highway 1 collapsed. Access to Big Sur was cut off from the north. About 30 miles to the south, the largest landslide in Big Sur history buried the highway, cutting off the road to the south. It would be more than a year before Highway 1 would reopen. During this time the four million tourists who visit Big Sur annually could not get in. Big Sur was empty and quiet while the locals began the rebuilding process and waited for the road to reopen. Interested in photographing during the isolation, photographer Kirk Crippens hiked his large format camera into Big Sur. He was guided by Torre McQueen, who grew up in Big Sur, as he spent the next two years exploring, meeting with the residents who call the area home, and photographing. The work continued as the bridge was rebuilt and eventually the highway fully reopened in the summer of 2018.
In his great triptych “The Millennium,” Bosch used oranges and other fruits to symbolize the delights of Paradise. Whence Henry Miller’s title for this, one of his most appealing books; first published in 1957, it tells the story of Miller’s life on the Big Sur, a section of the California coast where he lived for fifteen years. Big Sur is the portrait of a place―one of the most colorful in the United States―and of the extraordinary people Miller knew there: writers (and writers who did not write), mystics seeking truth in meditation (and the not-so-saintly looking for sex-cults or celebrity), sophisticated children and adult innocents; geniuses, cranks and the unclassifiable, like Conrad Moricand, the “Devil in Paradise” who is one of Miller’s greatest character studies. Henry Miller writes with a buoyancy and brimming energy that are infectious. He has a fine touch for comedy. But this is also a serious book―the testament of a free spirit who has broken through the restraints and clichés of modern life to find within himself his own kind of paradise.
Big Sur is a river and a region on California's Central Coast. Extending for 75 miles along the Pacific shore, from south of Carmel to north of San Simeon, the Big Sur Coast is defined by the backdrop of the rugged Santa Lucia Mountains as they abruptly descend to meet the sea. For millennia the home of native people, Americans and Europeans began to settle Big Sur country even before California became a state. This book combines outstanding photographs from 40 collections, ranging from family albums to institutional archives.
Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape
Big Sur embodies much of what has defined California since the mid-twentieth century. A remote, inaccessible, and undeveloped pastoral landscape until 1937, Big Sur quickly became a cultural symbol of California and the West, as well as a home to the ultrawealthy. This transformation was due in part to writers and artists such as Robinson Jeffers and Ansel Adams, who created an enduring mystique for this coastline. But Big Sur’s prized coastline is also the product of the pioneering efforts of residents and Monterey County officials who forged a collaborative public/private preservation model for Big Sur that foreshadowed the shape of California coastal preservation in the twenty-first century. Big Sur’s well-preserved vistas and high-end real estate situate this coastline between American ideals of development and the wild. It is a space that challenges the way most Americans think of nature, of people’s relationship to nature, and of what in fact makes a place “wild.” This book highlights today’s intricate and ambiguous intersections of class, the environment, and economic development through the lens of an iconic California landscape.
Jack Kerouac shot to literary fame in 1957 with the publication of his iconic book of the Beat Generation, On the Road. Kerouac was termed "King of the Beats," a mantle he was entirely uncomfortable with. Along with Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, and several others forged a new literary voice and attitude - it was a movement that often mocked and challenged the American status quo. Prior to the publication of On the Road, Kerouac had written several novels and poems. With the almost overnight success of On the Road, publishers clamored for his other books and a Kerouac industry was born. Within only a few years of being heralded as the voice of a new generation, however, Kerouac was aging, severely alcoholic, and suffering from a death of the spirit. Arguably his finest post-On the Road novel, Big Sur captures Kerouac (here named Jack Duluoz) trying to escape the clamor of beatnik adulation by retreating to Lawrence Ferlinghetti's peaceful cabin in Big Sur. What begins as a pastoral regeneration descends into a personal hell when Kerouac suffers an alcoholic breakdown. Written in Kerouac's elegantly poetic and rapid-fire prose, Big Sur is both beautiful and horrific, a clear-eyed recollection of facing down his many demons and willing hi...
Sur La Table Jacques Pepin Collection Chickens Appetizer Plates 2015/19, Set of 4
The best cooking is a happy marriage between technique and creativity, and who better to demonstrate this than Jacques Pepin? An artist both in the kitchen and in the studio, Jacques worked with us to create this exclusive collection in celebration of his truly remarkable career. Inspired by his whimsical artwork, each piece is designed to bring a bit of the art and soul of cooking to your own table. Bon appetit! Serve everything from appetizers to desserts in style with these handsome plates. Durable white earthenware plates with curvy red edges feature four unique designs based on Jacques Pepin's chicken paintings. Pair with our coordinating linens and serveware for a delightful set that's perfect for entertaining or everyday meals.
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Our Big Sur Shave Collection is reminiscent of hiking among towering red woods. You smell an earthy blend of evergreen and fauna. This collection features slate kaolin clay for skin softening and conditioning, exfoliate to scrub away dead skin, oil and dirt, and almond oil to create a barrier of defense that protects and hydrates skin all day. Suitable for all skin types. Big Sur Shave Collection can be used for daily cleansing of face and body and for shaving. Create a gift set with our matching 3ox Travel Candle Tin. Offerings: (1) 2.9oz Big Sur Shave Soap bar with creamy lather, luxurious basil and oil absorbing clay for a silky finish. Scented in an earthy Bay Rum perfect for Father's Day. Add a gift box of two matching pine cone guest soaps! (1) 4oz or 8oz Exfoliating Shave scrub. (1) 3oz Lotion Balm Tin (1) 3oz Travel Candle Tin Gift options available. Build a basket for the perfect Father's Day gift!
Jack Kerouac: Visions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Big Sur (LOA #262) (Library of America Jack Kerouac Edition)
An authoritative edition of three Beat novels by the legendary author of On the Road. The third volume in The Library of America’s edition of the writings of Jack Kerouac opens with Visions of Cody, the groundbreaking work originally written in the early 1950s and published posthumously in 1972, in which Kerouac first treats the material later immortalized in On the Road. In it he moves beyond his early literary models to discover his own unique “bop prosody,” mixing closely observed description, free-form scats, and transcribed conversation to create an impassioned and hallucinatory portrait of his friend and idol Neal Cassady, here reimagined as Cody Pomeray. Visions of Gerard (1963) is a deeply moving meditation on Kerouac’s older brother, who died at nine of rheumatic fever, and who for Kerouac became an emblem of saintliness. The intensely focused and harrowing Big Sur (1962) finds fictional alter ego Jack Duluoz returning to California to escape fame and celebrity, a fateful decision that leads to a dangerous affair with Pomeray’s mistress, a nightmarish alcohol-fueled breakdown, and a desperate struggle for sobriety.LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and...
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