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Aldous Huxley

in Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310256
eISBN:
9781846312557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310256.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Aldous Huxley was a novelist and essayist who was born into a family of immense intellectual achievement. This chapter first discusses Huxley's aesthetic approach to social affairs and his alignment ... More


Huxley’s Slump: Planning, Eugenics, and the ‘Ultimate Need’ of Stability

DAVID BRADSHAW

in The Art of Literary Biography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Lawrence was the recipient of at least six letters, a post card, two calendars, a nickel cigarette case, and some poems from ‘the irrepressible Durham miner man’, all designed to lure the ailing ... More


Out of Time: Aldous Huxley and the Extinction of the Novel

Jonathan Foltz

in The Novel after Film: Modernism and the Decline of Autonomy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190676490
eISBN:
9780190676520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676490.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter tracks film’s role in rewriting the possibilities of novelistic irony. It focuses on the work of Aldous Huxley, the period’s most well-known satirist, who relocated to Hollywood in the ... More


The Huxleyan Conundrum: Brave New World as Anti-Utopia

Gregory Claeys

in Dystopia: A Natural History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785682
eISBN:
9780191827471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785682.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, World Modern History

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) remains one of the most popular dystopian texts, second only to Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four in defining the emerging genre of dystopia. The work is usually ... More


The Coterie as Commodity: Huxley, Lawrence, Rhys, and the Business of Revenge

Sean Latham

in The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195379990
eISBN:
9780199869053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379990.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The continuing expansion of the mass media in the 20th century, and particularly the emergence of mass-mediated celebrity culture, meant that an ever-growing audience imagined they had access to even ... More


The Antipodes of the Mind

Christopher Partridge

in High Culture: Drugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190459116
eISBN:
9780190459147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459116.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1956, in a letter to Aldous Huxley, the British psychiatrist Humphry Osmond coined the term “psychedelic.” This chapter provides an analysis of the events that led up to Huxley’s psychedelic ... More


‘Pleasure too often repeated’:1 Aldous Huxley’s Modernity

Morag Shiach

in The Modernist Party

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647316
eISBN:
9780748684380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647316.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In ‘“Pleasure too often repeated”: Aldous Huxley’s Modernity’, Morag Shiach focuses on three kinds of Huxleyan repetition: quotation, circulating sexual energies and social rituals. Huxley’s ... More


Huxley’s Feelies: Engineered Pleasure in Brave New World

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the intricate balance of pleasure and unpleasure in Aldous Huxley's novel, Brave New World. In particular, it considers the dense composite of references around the “feelies” in ... More


The Entertainment Empire: Britain's Hollywood between the Wars

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

In the period shortly after the First World War, the vast majority of films viewed in Britain and its Empire came from America. This worrisome state of affairs led some British politicians, cultural ... More


The Politics of Value

Nathan Waddell

in Moonlighting: Beethoven and Literary Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198816706
eISBN:
9780191858338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816706.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the music of Beethoven’s so-called ‘late’ period and its representation in the work of Aldous Huxley, among others. Beethoven’s music may or may not embody values over which ... More


Coda: Brave New World

David Ayers

in Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748647330
eISBN:
9781474453820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The conclusion briefly reflects on the myopia that the Russian Revolution itself generated, and suggests that in British literature it was Aldous Huxley, just a few years after the period considered ... More


Huxley and Isherwood: The California Years

Peter Edgerly Firchow

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Christopher Isherwood’s collaboration with Aldous Huxley on a number of literary projects in California during the 1950s and early 1960s. It considers how the Huxley–Isherwood ... More


Introducing LSD, 1953–1956

Stephen Siff

in Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039195
eISBN:
9780252097232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039195.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter studies the dramatic appearance of LSD on the news agenda in reports on scientific studies using drugs to simulate madness, and the concurrent discussion of mystical, mind-expanding drug ... More


Literary Culture

Valentine Cunningham

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the literary culture of the university during the period from 1914 to 1970. Twentieth-century Oxford contained an extraordinary matrix of extraordinary literary talent. It ... More


Herodotus and the ‘Resurrection’

John Gould

in Herodotus and his World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253746
eISBN:
9780191719745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In 1925, Aldous Huxley in his book Along the Road wrote an essay in the course of which he asserted that the ‘best picture’ in the world was Piero della Francesca's ‘Resurrection’, a mural which was ... More


Safa’s Translation and Its Remainders

Nergis Ertürk

in Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746682
eISBN:
9780199918775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Four examines another exemplary novel, Matmazel Noraliya’nın Koltuğu (“Mademoiselle Noralia’s Armchair,” 1949), by the journalist, novelist, and critic Peyami Safa. In a narrative and ... More


Isherwood and Huxley: The Novel as Mystic Fable

Robert L. Caserio

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the role played by the novel in Christopher Isherwood’s attitudes toward mysticism as well as his writing’s relation to Aldous Huxley. To this end, it considers the place of ... More


Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

David Goodway

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310256
eISBN:
9781846312557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312557
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From William Morris to Oscar Wilde to George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. This book seeks to recover and ... More


The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Laura Frost

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Aldous Huxley decried “the horrors of modern pleasure,” or the proliferation of mass produced, widely accessible entertainment that could degrade or dull the mind. He and his contemporaries, ... More


Taste and Distaste

Christopher Ricks

in Keats and Embarrassment

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128298
eISBN:
9780191671654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128298.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

The lines from the ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ are parodied but respected in Aldous Huxley's ‘Frascati's’, a poem which deliberately has some of the stage-properties but not the properties of a John Keats ... More


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