Eyeless in Gaza, novel of ideas by Aldous Huxley, published in This semiautobiographical novel criticizes the dearth of spiritual values in contemporary. The most obvious and disturbing feature of Eyeless In Gaza is the peculiar narrative technique used 2 Harold H. Watts, Aldous Huxley (New York, I), p. 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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The novel focuses on the life of socialite Anthony Beavis, but it does so by employing a non-chronological structure.

Huxley periodically inserts journal entries from Anthony in his forties that describe his transition from arrogant intellectual to selfless mystic. I read Eyeless in Gaza again after graduation, this time beginning to understand the sadder sides of Helen and Mary Amberley- the grotesque depths of Anthony, and the nervous religious nature of Brian.

Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley

This page was last edited on 29 Juneat The novel depicts Ib own gradual disillusionment with high society, brought to a head by the suicide of his friend. The writing is, aldius of the time, quite brilliant. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Unfulfilled by his life, loves, and adventures, Anthony is persuaded by a charismatic friend to become a Marxist and take up arms with Mexican revolutionaries. We are given many chapters to come to dislike this person and then asked to care about his recognition that he does not like himself either.

It is very intelligently built, bringing past events in the present, there are no corny characters, archetypes are absent I wouldn’t think of the doctor as archetype, as long as one may trace down his evolutionthe charaters are alive and kicking Later in the countercultural s Huxley’s ideas regained currency but, even then, his characters’ struggles seemed somewhat outdated. Pe linga faptul ca e asa mai intelectuala de felul ei, cartea e sc Roman de idei, foarte concentrat dpdv intelectual, nu foarte lejer pentru neuronii mei.


I found it fascinating to see how much he had developed as a novelist bywhen he published Eyeless in Gaza. Some days have several chapters – a description of a party in occupies six of them – and the main concentration is on the period from autumn to springwhich sees Beavis involved in an uprising in Central America and in public speaking for the pacifist movement. Through his novels and es Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family.

Philosophical ideas that suffer from some repetition but don’t lose their charm and freshness. Dec 31, Bob Newman rated it really liked it. Jul 12, Zhi Xin Lee rated it really liked it. How can you be more severe than that?

H Lawrence into mention as he considered Lawrence’s philosophy against his own and, brings into question whether Lawrence’s praise of the physical, the sexual really went far enough, almost painted him as a prude for not looking further into the primordial, past the obvious and towards the within.

I was immediately drawn into the world of the eyeeless and struck with infatuation. Dec 07, Zainab rated it really liked it.

Eyeless in Gaza

Every article on Aldous Huxley starts by noting his famous family: During a performance at the Lincoln Center, Jason Isbell related his early songwriting influences and the familial origins of most of those songs. It is very intelligently built, bringing past events in the present, there are no corny characters, archetypes are absent I wouldn’t think of the doctor as archetype, as long as one may trace down his evolutionThere is more than a little of the saviour about him and what he says and does.


But back to the intriguing structure. Initially, I felt so sorry for the poor boy left with only his peculiar, unemotional father after the death of his mother.

Despite this, it returns to a tangled storyline with its complex linguistics. They are capable of analytically dissecting their peers, but they have no skills or desire to interact; they prefer to know but not experience. Evan so I am not a fan.

I had just given up oil-painting and become an English major, and my reading history Eyeless in Gaza is in my top 10 favorite works. But when their disastrous embrace of violence nearly kills them, Anthony is left shattered—and is forced to find an alternative to the moral disillusionment of the modern world. The novel simultaneously weaves together 3 separate story timelines showing how his childhood shapes the mistakes of his adolescents and the cushion his sardonic personali I read Eyeless in Gaza when I was 18 and again in my 20’s.

A very good book, if slightly of its time. We are all capable of love. Bullying recalcitrant words to assume a certain pattern.