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Aldous Huxley: A Quest for Values by Milton Birnbaum PDF

By Milton Birnbaum

ISBN-10: 1412805082

ISBN-13: 9781412805087

within the ethical vacuum and global of moving values following global conflict I, Aldous Huxley was once either a delicate refl ector and an articulate catalyst. This paintings presents a hugely illuminating research of Huxley's evolution from skeptic to mystic. As Milton Birnbaum exhibits, in a perceptive interpretation of Huxley's poetry, fi ction, essays and biographies-what developed in Huxley's ethical and highbrow pilgrimage was once no longer rather a lot a transformation in path as a shift in emphasis. Even within the sardonic Huxley of the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, there's a ethical drawback. within the later Huxley, there are strains of the satirical skepticism which overjoyed his readers within the a long time previous global battle II. a guy of letters, a prepared observer, seeker of recent methods whereas profoundly an expert within the truths of old knowledge, Huxley attempted to accomplish a symbiotic synthesis of the simplest of all worlds. In clarifying and analyzing Huxley's highbrow, ethical, and philosophical improvement, Birnbaum touches upon the entire matters that got here less than the scrutiny of a singularly encyclopedic brain. This booklet is of significant worthy to these either in Huxley the bright satirist and in Huxley the seeker of salvation. In his seek, Huxley typifi ed the fashionable quest for values. Milton Birnbaum's research is a useful consultant in that trip. His new creation takes account of analysis and research of Huxley that has happened due to the fact this book's unique publication.

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