Aldous Huxley, Representative Man

Aldous Huxley, Representative Man

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This psychological reading of Huxley's oeuvre as a whole traces Huxley's self-transformation in his books and aims to do justice to the artist and the person who was Aldous Huxley. It is safe to regard as basic to his entire work the unfolding of the conflict we find so clearly delineated in his early short story qFarcical History of Richard Greenowq (Limbo, 1920), with Pearl Bellairs representing the emotional tradition that threatens the synthetic philosopher. Huxley's own story is plainly visible even in Limbo and Crome Yellow (1921), but it is in Antic Hay (1923) that the pattern of the future assumes a solid foundation. There we encounter in full force the tensions that follow him throughout his life: on the one hand an extreme of sensuality and on the other a longing for the qchaste pleasures, q for a quiet and mystical worid completely different from that in which he found himself. The question of the relations between body and mind as well as the mystery of human consciousness haunt him to the very last, but after his mid-life crisis, depicted in Eyeless in Gaza (1936), a strong faith in the reality of a spiritual world is obvions. In the end he even manages to reinstate the body in his scheme of things. (Series: qHuman Potentialitiesq. Studien zu Aldous Huxley a zeitgenossischer Kultur/Studies in Aldous Huxley a Contemporary Culture - Vol. 5)... Point PP The Perennial Philosophy PS Proper Studies SLP Science, Liberty and Peace aquot;Shakespeareaquot; aquot;Shakespeare and Religionaquot; TBL Those Barren Leaves TMHS Time Must Have a Stop TP Texts and Pretexts TV Themes and Variationsanbsp;...

Title:Aldous Huxley, Representative Man
Author:James Hull
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2004


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