Aldous Huxley





Aldous Huxley

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

died
November 22, 1963

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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 considered, in some academic circles, a leader of modern thought and an in...more


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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.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays

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Hey Beauties,

September 21-27, 2014 is Banned Books Week. In honor of the first amendment, I have picked a few challenged or banned books for us to vote on for our September book. The selections range from classic to contemporary.

"The books the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame" --Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde

Brave New World/ Brave New World Revisited Brave New World/Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley
 
  2 votes, 50.0%

1984 1984 by George Orwell George Orwell
 
  1 vote, 25.0%

Looking for Alaska Looking for Alaska by John Green John Green
 
  1 vote, 25.0%

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Sherman Alexie
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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