Complete Essays: 1920-1925

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Ivan R. Dee, 2000 - 480 páginas
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These first two volumes of a projected six collect the complete essays of one of the major writers of the 20th century. His reading was immense, his taste impeccable, and his ear acute....His place in English literature is unique and is certainly assured. --T. S. Eliot. Edited with Commentary by Robert S. Baker and James Sexton.

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Although today Huxley (1894-1963) is consigned to the canons of required summer reading (Brave New World), he was a brilliant satirical novelist (Crome Yellow and Antic Hay) and a wide-ranging ... Leer reseña completa

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Aesop Revised
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Vulgarity in Literature
19
Reading the New Vice
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Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894, in Surrey, England, into a distinguished scientific and literary family; his grandfather was the noted scientist and writer, T.H. Huxley. Following an eye illness at age 16 that resulted in near-blindness, Huxley abandoned hope of a career in medicine and turned instead to literature, attending Oxford University and graduating with honors. While at Oxford, he published two volumes of poetry. Crome Yellow, his first novel, was published in 1927 followed by Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves, and Point Counter Point. His most famous novel, Brave New World, published in 1932, is a science fiction classic about a futuristic society controlled by technology. In all, Huxley produced 47 works during his long career, In 1947, Huxley moved with his family to southern California. During the 1950s, he experimented with mescaline and LSD. Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, both works of nonfiction, were based on his experiences while taking mescaline under supervision. In 1959, Aldous Huxley received the Award of Merit for the Novel from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died on November 22, 1963.

Baker is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He studied at the University of Western Ontario and at the University of Illinois, where he received a Ph.D.

Sexton teaches English at Camosum College.

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