Aldous Huxley’s Account of Japan in Jesting Pilate(LEONARD). 1. Introduction. Aldous Huxley, celebrated novelist, essayist and travel writer, visited Japan in. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. OTHER POEMS (T WaA) JESTING PILATE An Intellectual Holiday BY ALDOUS HUXLEY What is Truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer.

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Maroon quarter cloth spine with decorative paper on boards, gilt letters on spine. And so on, hour after hour.

Jesting Pilate : an intellectual holyday

This mass being small, it was necessary that the minarets should be very thin for their height. There was fuel here, I suppose, for a week’s cooking. Over the courts of that deserted city of coral and ruddy gold a flight of emerald birds passed jeshing and was gone. Latin tags issue from the mouths only of the aged. A fantastic account of hxuley authors travels in the sub-continent. The decorative details, such of them, at any rate, as remain — for the ornamentation was mostly of a rather gimcrack and temporary char- acter — are without much originality.

He knows that each letter is where it should be.

By the end of the week, everybody, including the Government itself, is feeling rather muddled. The hall was crowded. The bulls browsed on; it was a literary feast.

They do not hiccough — at least I never heard them hiccoughing. Tolstoy objected to too much cleanliness on the ground that to lilate too clean is a badge of class. All religions have been unanimous in encouraging within limits that have tended to grow wider and ever wider, the social, altruistic, humanitarian proclivities of man and in condemning his anti-social, self-assertive tenden- cies.


No wonder we made a habit of it. The words of the poem were incomprehensible to me. Judging by appearances, which are often decep- tive, I should say that this particular holy man had no personal merit, but a very great office.

Jesting Pilate: the diary of a journey – Aldous Huxley – Google Books

Money, in this country, slips rapidly between the fingers, par- ticularly between the fingers of the tourist. Our ignorance of the language did not permit us to discover who this exalted person might be.

But for a man in the thakur’s position, we gathered, indis- pensable, a necessity. But looking round, I would find that it was only one of the mild, dys- peptic totems of the Jesying, gorged with waste- paper and painfully, uncontrollably belching as it walked. Even the guards and ticket-collectors and stationmasters came in to pay their respects.

Religion is ob- viously such a force. A dozen coolies, thin-limbed like spider- monkeys, are drafted to wheel up the gangway.

Jesting Pilate

Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. There are many pandits in Kashmir. The other chantey takes the form of a kind of dialogue between the chorus and a I JESTING PILATE chorus leader, who responds to the two strong beats of the choral song by a single monosyllable, always the same, sustained for two beats, and sung emphatically on a lower note. Indeed, I never remember to have seen mirrors anywhere put to better decorative use than here, in this de- serted Rajput palace of the seventeenth century.

True, the architect might offer a number of excuses for his minarets. The preceding paragraph is full of them: HIS evening a congratulatory address was presented to Mr.


From the bastions of Jodhpur Fort one hears as the gods must hear from their Olympus — the gods to whom each separate word uttered in the innu- merably peopled world below comes up distinct and individual to be recorded in the books huxleh omniscience. As for the has reliefs of flowers which adorn pipate gateway of the Taj — these are frankly bad. Controcorrente Lilate srl BibliotecadiBabele Published: The incorrigible romantic in every one of us believes, with a faith that is proof against all disappointments, that there is always something more remarkable off the Beaten Track than on it, that the things which it is difficult and troublesome to see must for that very reason be the most worth seeing.

The mere disappearance of all Indian servants would be almost enough in itself to bring the white man to terms.

It is a deplorable fact; but there it is. The day’s business was over and the sweepers were at work, making clean for the morrow. A people whose own propagandists proclaim it to be mentally and morally deficient cannot expect to be looked up to.

Jesting Pilate by Aldous, Huxley

A confused ticking and clicking filled the air, and wherever we looked our eyes were dizzied by movement. Music affects us physiologically through rhythm and the volume and quality of huxpey. Curi- ously, admiringly, and at last with a growing sense of nesting, I looked on. The really odd, unexpected thing about Bombay was its birds. But we must not be over-hasty in our judgments. Patrick Donovan rated it it was ok Oct 04,