Eyeless in Gaza, novel of ideas by Aldous Huxley, published in This semiautobiographical novel criticizes the dearth of spiritual values in contemporary. Structure and Meaning in Aldous Huxley’s. Eyeless in Gaza. The most obvious and disturbing feature of Eyeless In Gaza is the peculiar narrative technique used . One of Brave New World author Aldous Huxley’s finest and most personal novels, now back in print in a Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition, Eyeless in.

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Forcing ideas to associate or come apart. The proof of God’s goodness floated in those clouds, crept in those grazing sheep, shone from every burning bush of incandescent blossom — and, in himself and Joan, walked hand in hand across the grass and was manifest in their happiness.

And his character likes the pain and defeat of it all that he keeps associating with her It had been on my shelf for a few years, a nice old copy fromthick paper making it look even longer than it was. The reader is advised to pay very close attention to the dates at the head of each chapter.

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Thank You for Your Contribution! Through his novels and es Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Huxley treads the line of being moralistic without being overbearing quite well. Having read ‘The Doors aldojs Perception-Heaven and Hell’, ‘Brave New World’ and ‘Island’ all those years ago, it has been a joy to return to this masters writing and still find it exquisite.

Eyeless in Gaza

This book is like eyeleess terrible airplane crash. The Language Instinct Steven Pinker. Dust-jacket from the first edition. The catalogue of my occupations would be humiliatingly absurd and pointless.

There was something sensual and real about this one- and something truthful, beyond my years, that appealed to me. Philosophical ideas that suffer from some repetition but don’t lose their charm and freshness.


This book delves into and dissects both social issues and conflicts of the human psyche through engaging dialogue and monologues. Am un singur regret, ca nu am citit-o in engleza; tatal lui Anthony e lingvist si face tot timpul jocuri de cuvinte amuzante, unele ladous sau imposibil de tradus, imi dau seama. That’s why the inhabitants of imaginative literature have always been recruited from the pages of Who’s Who.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The chronological gaps between the two can be huge or very short and what is remembered ranges from the obviously significant The story jumps around eyeles lot chronologically so it is quite hard to establish the characters definitively, especially the peripheral ones.

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Oct 20, Alethea Hammer rated it liked it. Books by Aldous Huxley. The story jumps around a lot chronologically so it is quite hard to establish the characters definitively, especially the peripheral ones. Nov 15, Josh Marcus rated it it was amazing Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Point Counter Point Get at Amazon: These entries cover a range of topics that are largely still relevant today: More important really than English poetry.

Although some of it went over my head, I kept reading. Take it easy ggaza your colon. Quotes from Eyeless in Gaza.

The mother to his future best and closest friend will provide for him holidays where the two boys can experience some of the good life but with constant urgings to lead spiritual lives. Eyeless in Gaza Aldous Huxley. But the basis of their rel This is the first Aldous Huxley novel I’ve read that felt like a novel and not a treatise. Please try again later. His a,dous never did seem to transcend the early 20th century upper middle class British intellectual gxza that he was born into.

Trivia About Eyeless in Gaza. I found it fascinating to see how much he had developed as a novelist bywhen he published Eyeless in Gaza. These are ‘heavy’ thoughts on the human condition. They are easily able to do this because of the structure Huxley establishes. The narrative is not exactly chronological and the novel isn’t plot driven.


More brutal than Orwell’s Clergyman’s Daughter! I think Huxley was trying to dissect life from the inside out and outside in. It approached the trivial and was almost predictable. Back cover copy Written at the height of his powers immediately after Brave New World, Aldous Huxley’s highly acclaimed Eyeless in Gaza is his most personal novel. The chapters of the book are not ordered chronologically. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.

Whereas what I was trying to do was to avoid occasions for emphasizing individual separateness through sensuality. The question that Huxley may not have appreciated as he finished this book in was: By then his hair had regrown, and even blind he was able to pull down the temple on the heads of the celebrating Philistines and kill himself at the same time. It very much felt as thought he was talking of his own experience when discussing much of the books content.

Even so, I have to admit that I was hanging on to this story by the barest of threads for a while. Mar 09, Jens Personius rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 31, Bob Newman rated it really liked it. Eyeless in Gaza is at the same time a novel of ideas and a novel with developed characters and a story. The sections of the book I enjoyed most were when the characters actually did something or at lea Some books can be read in large chunks and some cannot.