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Aldous Huxley

BornAldous Leonard Huxley 26 July 1894 Godalming , Surrey, England
Died22 November 1963 (aged 69) Los Angeles County, California , United States
Resting placeCompton , Surrey, England
OccupationWriter, philosopher
EducationEton College
Alma materBalliol College, Oxford
Notable worksBrave New World, Island, Point Counter Point, The Doors of Perception, The Perennial Philosophy, The Devils of Loudun
SpousesMaria Nys ( m. 1919; died 1955 ) , Laura Archera ( m. 1956)
ChildrenMatthew Huxley
RelativesLeonard Huxley (father) Julia Arnold (mother) Peter Eckersley (cousin)
Era20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolPerennialism
Main interestsAesthetics, mysticism, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, philosophy of technology, social philosophy

Aldous Huxley was birthed in Godalming, England, on July 26 1894. In adulthood, Huxley's older bros, Julian and Andrew, would both become established biologists, and Huxley himself imagined a future profession in science from an early age. Although Huxley did gain back several of his sight, he would continue to be partially blind for the remainder of his life and read with excellent trouble. Because of this, while going to respected prep school Eton, Huxley deserted his dreams of coming to be a researcher and decided to concentrate on a literary occupation. With his encyclopedic knowledge, matched just by his wit and skill as a conversationalist, it went to Garsington that Huxley first established his reputation as one of the most significant minds in England. In the decades that complied with, that stature would enable Huxley to not just indulge his love of travel but to additionally check out new methods of being.

Birthed in Surrey, England in 1894, Huxley had a challenging very early life. In an interview with Paris Review, Huxley described that he was practically totally blind for a couple of years in his late teenagers: I started writing when I was 17, during a duration when I was nearly totally blind and might barely do anything else. Decades later, Orwell created in a 1946 publication evaluation that Huxley partially plagiarised Brave New World by utilizing motifs that show up in Yevgeny Zamyatin's 1923 dystopian novel We. Huxley composed that his own grim sight of the future was a much more exact forecast than Orwell's: I really feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to regulate into nightmare of a globe having a lot more similarity to that which I envisioned in Brave New World.

After residing in California for 14 years, Huxley and his wife obtained citizenship. In 1915, Huxley took first in English Literature. After taking his level at Oxford, Huxley went back to Eton to instruct. Work also noted an adjustment in Huxley himself. The setup of Brave New World-a future London as opposed to the acquainted lodge and community houses of his previous fiction-seems to have damaged Huxley out of some habits of mind.

In Brave New World, Huxley takes the issue of bad much more seriously than in the past. After magazine of Brave New World, Huxley left England, coping with his wife, Maria, first in New Mexico-the site of Savage Reservation in Brave New World-and later in California, where surgery restored much of his vision. In Los Angeles, Huxley composed screenplays for movie variations of fictional standards such as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and Alice in Wonderland.

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Books

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"The Complete Works of Aldous Huxley" by Aldous Huxley

"Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley (The IVP Signature Collection)" by Kreeft, Peter

"Moksha: Aldous Huxley's Classic Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience" by Huxley, Aldous | Horowitz, Michael | Palmer, Cynthia

"Aldous Huxley: A Biography (Thomas Dunne Books)" by Murray, Nicholas

"Un mundo feliz: Desafío, requisitoria, utopía, este libro mundialmente famoso de la literatura de anticipación, ha hecho de Aldous Huxley uno de los testigos ... lúcidos de nuestro tiempo. (Spanish Edition)" by Huxley , Aldous | Marina, Luys Santa

"7 best short stories by Aldous Huxley" by Huxley, Aldous

"Summary and Analysis of Brave New World: A masterpiece dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley" by Young, Bell | Wang, Iris | Wang, Xueyou

"Zeit muss Enden | Aldous Huxley (German Edition)" by Huxley, Aldous | Heyderli, Heyder

"Aldous Huxley: From Novelist to Mystic" by Moretti, Stella

"Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide (BrightSummaries.com)" by Summaries, Bright

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