Aldous Huxley





Aldous Huxley

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born
in Godalming, Surrey, England, The United Kingdom
July 26, 1894

died
November 22, 1963

gender
male

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Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms and ideals. Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time.


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More books by Aldous Huxley…
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
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“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays

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1952, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 601 pages
 
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1957, Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, 513 pages
 
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1932, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 268 pages
 
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