By Nicholas Murray
When Aldous Huxley died on November 22, 1963, at the similar day that John F. Kennedy used to be assassinated, he was once extensively thought of to be the most clever and wide-ranging English writers of the 20th century. linked within the public brain along with his dystopian satire, Brave New World, and experimentation with medicinal drugs that preceded the psychedelic, a time period he invented, period of the Sixties, Huxley looked as if it would include the situation of twentieth-century guy in his stressed interest, his look for which means in a post-religious age, and his drawback in regards to the misuses of technological know-how and the way forward for the planet.
But Huxley used to be born whilst Queen Victoria used to be at the British throne. He was once the grandson of the nice Victorian scientist Thomas Henry Huxley "Darwin's bulldog," and the great-nephew of the good poet and critic Matthew Arnold. Exiled within the Californian sunlight, he by no means ceased to consider himself as a part of a convention which may be traced again to the Victorian public intellectuals.
This biography of Huxley---the first in thirty years---draws on an excessive amount of unpublished fabric, in addition to various interviews together with his friends and family. it's a portrait of a bold and iconoclastic novelist; a guy hampered by way of semi-blindness, who spent a stressed lifestyles looking for own enlightenment. Nicholas Murray charts Huxley's Bloomsbury years, his astounding and intricate courting with D. H. Lawrence, and his emigration to the USA within the overdue Thirties, the place he pursued a profession as a screenwriter whereas carrying on with his fascination with mysticism and faith. Huxley's deepest lifestyles used to be additionally unconventional, and this e-book finds for the 1st time the intense tale of the ménage à trois together with Huxley, his impressive spouse, Maria, and the Bloomsbury socialite and mistress of Clive Bell, Mary Hutchinson.
Huxley emerges from this new biography as essentially the most interesting and complicated figures of twentieth-century English writing---novelist, poet, biographer, thinker, social and political philosopher. In an period of severe specialization he remained a free-ranging philosopher, unconfined through traditional different types, involved to speak his insights in traditional language---a very English intellectual.
Read Online or Download Aldous Huxley: A Biography (Thomas Dunne Books) PDF
Similar authors books
The moment manhattan instances bestseller now in exchange paperback: a “compelling story of drug abuse, melancholy, and, ultimately, wish” (Chicago Sun-Times). • serious and advertisement phenomenon: The evening of the Gun hit bestseller lists due to a countrywide travel and rave reports from each significant newspaper within the kingdom.
Michael Coren, a professional at the existence and writings of Lewis, provides an engrossing biography for teenagers and adults of the fellow "who created Narnia". Following the exposure of the 1st of numerous theatrical significant function motion pictures from Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, this biography, lavishly illustrated with a variety of photographs from the total lifetime of Lewis, is written in a attractive approach that it'll entice every age, early life and adults alike.
Allan Ginsberg was once the best poet and moral sense of the Beat iteration. Indian Journals collects Ginsberg’s writings from his journey to India in 196263.
A son's own exploration of 1 of the main influential—and troubled—artistic of the 20th centuryStephen Spender's lifestyles, with all its secrets and techniques, successes, and contradictions, is a vibrant prism in which to view the 20 th century. He befriended Auden and Isherwood whereas at Oxford, and jointly the 3 had wildly transgressive adventures in Europe and have been early vocal critics of Hitler and the increase of fascism of their celebrated writings.
- Thousand Laurie Lees: The Centenary Celebration of a Man and a Valley
- Mazo de la Roche (Quest Biography)
- Bohemian Love Diaries: A Memoir
- Zelda: A Biography
- The Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1955–1966: 1955–1966 (The Diary of Anais Nin)
Extra resources for Aldous Huxley: A Biography (Thomas Dunne Books)
Aldous Huxley: A Biography (Thomas Dunne Books) by Nicholas Murray