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Now I am thinking of re-reading his novels, stories, and essays; and I have just ordered a collection of his letters. It seems to many people these nov Novels like Brave New World, The Handmaid’s Tale and Fahrenheit always seemed to me to be a double-edged knife blade.
In fact, he was quite an extraordinary fellow, from a family of extraordinary people. Human contacts have been so highly valued in the past only because reading was not a common accomplishment and because books were scarce and difficult to reproduce. I actually enjoyed it and when I thought of it on the whole it was quite a quirky gem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
I was surprised to discover that Aldous Huxley was far from a one-hit wonder. Still, I’m glad I finally closed this 30 year old gap between my idea of being well-read and my current situation.
Charles Dickens, English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era.
Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
Scogan talks about a society of the future with regards to a society controlling order. Little Percy, the hero, was never good at games, but he was always clever.
The book is a social satire of the British literati in the period following World War I. As he remarks, ” words have power “.
Jul 16, Jonfaith rated it really liked it Recommended to Jonfaith by: Well, I’m glad it did! It was a worthwhile read IMO. Huxley is a alddous author. Jan 09, Brian rated it really liked it.
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Why do I call it quirky? Last week, I dove in, and absolutely adore it. What I really liked was the writing, that the main character is so obviously introvert and how Huxley caught the mood of the time. I found much to amuse me but it rarely made me laugh out loud. View all 9 comments. After reading “Mortal Coils” and “Crome Yellow” I get more of a sense what kind of writer, he was and his vast ability to tap into the human being with all its pathos, goodness, evilness and yes, self centeredness.
Scogan along with Dennis, another stand-in for the author ; an attack on contemporary life by Henry Winbush; and numerous other conversations that impinge on the young man’s experience at Crome. I confess that I was a bit perplexed to see Dalkey publishing an author as well-known as Huxley, but, seeing how underread the majority of his oeuvre actually is, and now recognizing how talented and significant of a writer he actually was, I find myself wanting to read the rest of the books Dalkey has put out by him.
It was an easy read. Sep 19, Bogdan Gulie rated it liked it.
Huxley’s counter-point to his youthful protagonist is Mr. It Words – I wonder if you can realize how much I love them.
In Arnim’s novel several females come together and find common feelings and friendships, whereas as akdous Huxley’s story you have a get together of family and friends but there is kind of a disconnect. The cast of characters is bizarre, including: Cromes fictional characters were much less distinguished, and Lady Morrell was deeply offended by the portrayal.
It has wit and snark. Erasmus was no longer listened to; he was reviled for his reasonableness.
I have not read this book for 41 years. Yeklow tries to find meaning within himself and, as a poet that means, through his words: More like a series of consecutive anecdotes. The characters are not very likeable, and they are, for the most part, mentally detached from anything that would seem “real” to everyday folks.
Denis knew the names of those stations by heart.
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Sure, their dystopian fiction stands equally amongst the pillars that guxley up the almighty literary temple. And I think it’s fantastic. An impersonal generation will take the place of Nature’s hideous system. They spend most of their time eating, drinking, and holding forth on their personal intellectual conceits. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley. Yet he continued to read, write, and speak, even being known on occasion to use a magnifying glass to read a speech which he had memorized and forgotten.
It was not a fast read for me for several reasons; A I was looking several things up, mind you not a lot but I love doing that because I always learn something new; and B I was still drained from the virus I had which made me fall asleep at the drop of a hat.
The quiet and hard-of-hearing Jenny often hides behind her red journal.