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The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley
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Feb 11, 08

bookshelves: waring-canon
Read in January, 1987

Self-transcendence.
I reread this one as an adult and understood the time period better than in high school. It is a book I am glad to have read while a student at Waring as it gave me a sense of being able to delve into a book in-depth, which served me well in college.
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Antoine This is one of those books where I think it is safe to say that it set in motion things and ideas that changed my life. I know I am not the only one in our class who felt that way. At the same time I also know people who groan at the very mention of the book. Their loss.


Cynthia I remember having a "devil" of a time with it in high school. I really felt pushed to the edge of my abilities. At the time and for some time after, I questioned the wisdom of using it in a high school classroom. I believe it is important though to have a few books like this in the curriculum, ones that are particularly challenging. The journey was hard, but I felt that if others could understand it, then so would I.


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