Eyeless In Gaza

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409079546

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 1083

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW Anthony Beavis is a man inclined to recoil from life. His past is haunted by the death of his best friend Brian and by his entanglement with the cynical and manipulative Mary Amberley. Realising that his determined detachment from the world has been motivated not by intellectual honesty but by moral cowardice, Anthony attempts to find a new way to live. Eyeless in Gaza is considered by many to be Huxley's definitive work of fiction.

Infernal Paradise

Mexico and the Modern English Novel

Author: Ronald G. Walker

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520031975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 391

View: 2420


Aldous Huxley

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438134371


Page: 253

View: 8978

A collection of critical essays on Huxley, his satires, and fiction works with a chronology of events in the author's life.

Geblendet in Gaza


Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492976603

Category: Psychology

Page: 450

View: 1046

Anthoney Beavis lässt das Leben an sich abprallen. Er wird von Ereignissen seiner Vergangenheit beherrscht, dem Tod seines besten Freundes Brian und der Liebesaffäre mit der manipulativen Mary Amberley. Erst als er erkennt, dass die Distanz, die er zur Welt verspürt, das Resultat seines moralischen Kleinmuts ist, kann er sein Leben ändern. Die von inneren und äußeren Spannungen geladene Geschichte des Anthony Beavis, weitet sich zur Darstellung eines Generationenschicksals. Es ist die Generation zwischen den Kriegen, die die Erschütterung durch die Krisen dieses Jahrhunderts am stärksten an sich erfahren musste. »Geblendet in Gaza« – jetzt wieder bei Piper Edition erhältlich!

Aldous Huxley

Author: Donald Watt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136209697

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 518

View: 9207

This set comprises forty volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first sixty-eight volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

Aldous Huxley

A Study of the Major Novels

Author: Peter Bowering

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472507193

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

View: 2044

Essays analysing the decline of Aldous Huxley as a novelist have become a commonplace of literary criticism over the past two decades, yet he continues to be read and few writers equal his ability to make moral concepts exciting, to animate ideas and clothe them with life and vitality. In this study of the nine major novels, from Crome Yellow (1921) to Island (1962), Mr Bowering offers a positive evaluation Huxley's achievements as a novelist of ideas, as the moralist of a scientific age, and as an ironist worthy to be compared with Swift. He shows how the conflicting claims of morality and art must be judged in relation to Huxley's work as a whole and to this search for a way of life which would 'fit all the facts of experience'. All the principle novels require some knowledge of Huxley's source materials to be adequately understood and Mr Bowering is particularly informative on this score. His discussion indeed attempts to set the novels in the widest possible area of reference.

Aldous Huxley Between East and West

Author: C. C. Barfoot

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042013476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

View: 1821

Although the title of this volume is Aldous Huxley between East and West, the order of the articles found within goes from West to East, which naturally imitates Huxley's own progress, especially since he went to the trouble of stepping out as far West as possible before starting for the East. Indeed one could argue that he was already on his way there before he left for California, a continuous journey, perhaps, since from the Californian shores of the Pacific the East is the further West. After the Introduction which places Huxley between East and West, the book starts with a consideration of Huxley's family connections, then goes onto his earliest fictions, his interest in science and the issue of modernity, and his experiments with drama and their inherent philosophical concerns. The poetry with which he began his writing career is then viewed as a link between his earlier Western self and his later Oriental interests, suggesting that the latter was always inherent in the former. A number of considerations of the Utopian themes in Huxley's middle and later fiction leads the volume to a climax with four articles surveying the foibles and the wisdom of Huxley's encounter with Eastern religious thought and philosophy, his misunderstandings, as well as ours, of what actually he had learned and wished to pass on to the Western world.

Zeit muss enden


Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492976689

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 1902

»Ein versöhnliches, heiteres Werk mit köstlichen Szenen und eigenwilligen Gestalten« Die Welt Als Sebastian Barnack zu einer festlichen Party eingeladen wird, gerät er in Verlegenheit, denn er besitzt keinen Abendanzug. Sein Vater, überzeugter Sozialist, weigert sich ihm dieses bürgerliche Klassen- und Statussymbol zu kaufen. An Sebastians Versuchen, dieses Kleidungsstückes habhaft zu werden, knüpfen sich Schuld und Verbrechen, die ihn schließlich erkennen lassen, dass nichts, was man tut ohne Konsequenzen bleibt ...

Parallelen der Liebe


Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492976654

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 8621

Lilian Aldewinkle, eine reiche Dame aus London, hat ein Schloß in Italien erworben, aus dem sie um jeden Preis einen Treffpunkt der Musen machen will. Deshalb lädt sie alle dorthin ein, die ihrer Meinung nach künstlerische Genalität besitzen: ihren ehemaligen Liebhaber Tom Cardan, den Arbeiterführer Mr. Falx oder den vom gesellschaftlichen Leben angewiderten Calamy, der aus Langeweile ein Verhältnis mit der Schriftstellerin Mary Thriplow anfängt. Aber auch Francis Chelifer kommt auf das Schloß, ein nicht unbedeutender Lyriker, der das Mittelmaß für den einzig erträglichen Zustand hält und von Mrs. Aledwinkle hartnäckiger Liebe verfolgt wird. Und so beginnt ein Reigen um Liebe, Verrat und Leidenschaft. »Parallelen der Liebe« ist ein Feuerwerk funkelnder Gedanken und Einfälle über die Liebe, das Leben und die Kunst präsentiert mit Leichtigkeit und Virtuosität. »Parallelen der Liebe« - jetzt wieder bei Piper Edition erhältlich

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

You Must Read Before You Die

Author: Peter Boxall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844037193

Category: Reference

Page: 960

View: 4723

Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

Aldous Huxley and the Search for Meaning

A Study of the Eleven Novels

Author: Ronald T. Sion

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786457783

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

View: 5501

Aldous Huxley, author of eleven novels, remains one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, his work resistant to passing fads in literature. This critical biography explores Huxley’s lifelong quest for self-actualization by intertwining the events of his life and details of the creative period that produced each book. Considering Huxley’s letters, essays and interviews in its examination of the thematic content of each novel, the text finds a man striving for the intellectual growth that would yield a sound philosophical and spiritual view of life, one he infused into his work.

Arafat's War

The Man and His Battle for Israeli Conquest

Author: Efraim Karsh

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555846602

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 3321

A noted historian analyzes Yasser Arafat’s role in destabilizing the Middle East in a book praised as “eye-opening and exhaustively researched” (New York Post). Offering the first comprehensive account of the collapse of the most promising peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, historian Efraim Karsh details Arafat’s efforts since the historic Oslo Peace Accords in building an extensive terrorist infrastructure, his failure to disarm the extremist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and the Palestinian Authority’s systematic efforts to indoctrinate hate and contempt for the Israeli people through rumor and religious zealotry. Arafat has irrevocably altered the Middle East’s political landscape, and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict will always be Arafat’s war.

Unrechtszurechnung und der Abbruch rettender Verläufe

Author: Joachim Reinhold

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161500251

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 1008

English summary: The concept of imputation has always been a key term in the dogmatics of criminal law, and forms the basis for Joachim Reinhold's study of the structures of offences in legal theory, in which he expresses his criticism of existing theories and models, and presents his own point of view. In doing so, he provides a framework for his theoretical outline by analyzing various types of cases in which the characteristic feature is the prevention of chances for rescue. This results in a comprehensive reflection on causality, obligation, participation and omission as fundamental concepts of criminal law. Thus the author provides the means required to comprehend the existing strategies for solving the problems dealt with in the context of the prevention of chances for rescue and to develop solutions as well. German description: Der Begriff der Zurechnung, der seit jeher ein Schlusselbegriff der Strafrechtsdogmatik ist, dient Joachim Reinhold in seinem Vorhaben - in kritischer Distanz zu vorhandenen Lehren und Modellen - den Strukturen strafrechtlichen Unrechts nachzugehen und einen eigenen Standpunkt einzunehmen. Dabei gibt er dem theoretischen Entwurf durch eine Analyse verschiedener Fallkonstellationen, in denen ein rettender Verlauf abgebrochen wird, einen Rahmen. Mit ihnen ist ein Problemfeld eroffnet, das mehrere strafrechtsdogmatische Kategorien beruhrt und damit Anlass gibt, Kausalitat, Pflichtenstellung, Beteiligung und Unterlassen in einem ubergreifenden Zusammenhang zu reflektieren. Zugleich stellt der Autor damit ein Instrumentarium bereit, um vorhandene Losungsstrategien zu den mit dem Abbruch rettender Verlaufe im Detail verbundenen Fragenkreisen zu begreifen und solche zu entwickeln.

Besservisser beim Kaffeeklatsching

Deutsche Wörter im Ausland - ein Lexikon

Author: Sven Siedenberg

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641033098

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 2399

Deutsch als Exportschlager Dass die deutsche Sprache voller Anglizismen ist, ist bekannt. Dass aber auch viele deutsche Wörter »ausgewandert« sind, weiß kaum jemand. Sven Siedenberg stellt dem staunenden Leser die populärsten und skurrilsten Germanismen mit vielen Erläuterungen zu Herkunft und Bedeutung vor. Denn oft verraten die Sprachexporte, wie die deutsche Kultur im Ausland wahrgenommen wird. Kein langweiliges Wörterbuch, sondern überraschend amüsante Beispiele aus dem täglichen Sprachgebrauch.

The "beauty truths" of literature

Elemente einer Dichtungstheorie in Aldous Huxleys Essayistik

Author: Gerhard Wagner

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825853587

Category: Poetics

Page: 265

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Geschichte der Staatsideen

Author: Reinhold Zippelius

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406494949

Category: Ciencia política

Page: 213

View: 9044



Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407020730

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8485

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW For over a hundred years the Pacific island of Pala has been the scene of a unique experiment in civilisation. Its inhabitants live in a society where western science has been brought together with eastern philosophy and humanism to create a paradise on earth. When cynical journalist, Will Farnaby, arrives to search for information about potential oil reserves on Pala, he quickly falls in love with the way of life on the island. Soon the need to complete his mission becomes an intolerable burden. In counterpoint to Brave New World and Ape and Essence, in Island Huxley gives us his vision of utopia.