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Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

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Book by Huxley, Aldous

Contains Jesting Pilate , Proper Studies , Do What You Will , along with "a generous selection of shorter reviews and brief occasional pieces."
Hardcover, 607 pages
Published October 25th 2000 by Ivan R. Dee
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Jason "Knowledge and Understanding" and "Education of an Amphibian" were both published in 1956's TOMORROW AND TOMORROW AND TOMORROW AND OTHER ESSAYS.…more"Knowledge and Understanding" and "Education of an Amphibian" were both published in 1956's TOMORROW AND TOMORROW AND TOMORROW AND OTHER ESSAYS. Because I did not see these in the contents of the Complete Essays: 1956–1963, I would assume they are included in the 1939–1956 volume.

"An Essay on Bird-Mind" is by Aldous' brother Julian Huxley, and is included in 1923's ESSAYS OF A BIOLOGIST.(less)
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Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Realmente la evaluación de este libro para mí estaría en un 4,5 quizás porque la última parte no me ha llenado como la primera. Es el primer libro puramente de ensayos que leo y la verdad es que lo he disfrutado mucho, dudo que haya un libro que recopile temas tan diversos como este. Tiene un apartado sobre el ensay, sobre las drogas, sobre la literatura, sobre el arte (pictórico) y la música, estos dos últimos son para mí los más flojos quizás porque Huxley era escritor, quizás porque al ser ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I was younger, I idolized Aldous Huxley: I read everything I could find. Complete Essays 2, 1926-29 actually represents a falling-off from his essays of the early 1920s, except for the travel essays that were published under the name Jesting Pilate, which tells of a cruise around the world and concentrates heavily on Asia.

The essays I liked the least were published as Proper Studies. There's something about that title that indicates exactly what is wrong with the essays: Who is that young
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Creo q su autor era un pedante soberbio realmente desagradable. El libro está escrito a ese nivel y continuamente le busca la vuelta a las palabras para hacerlo difícil. Pese a todo esto, la parte literaria es francamente entretenida y aunq a veces no sepas si está hablando mal o bien de un escritor consigue hacerlo interesante.
Feb 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
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I don't know if there's such a thing as a casual Huxley fan, but if there is, this is not the book for that person. This second of six volumes of Huxley's essays contains many of the same trials and rewards of the first volume. It covers the years 1926 to 1929 and topics ranging from politics to philosophy to art to travel writing. My major criticism is that much of this work, written as short magazine pieces at the time, has not really stood the test of time, nor was it meant to. The section on ...more
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
La verdad sea dicha, no leí el libro completo porque me interesaba ver qué opinaba de la parte de literatura principalmente.

Mi experiencia fue la de encontrarme con un autor al que le han sobrevivido los prejuicios más que las ideas.

Me explico un poco mejor. Muchas de sus críticas a la industria editorial pasan por una queja de lo mucho que se edita y la poca calidad de lo que se publica, a la lectura ociosa y pasatista en lugar de la lectura erudita, a la basura que son las revistas como medio
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Boring so far...Fuck you Huxley, be more Huxley!! are dead...sorry Huxley...Dead Huxley.

Huxley quotes...Dead Huxley quotes:

"'he is in a position to accept all the partial and apparently contradictory syntheses construced by other philosophers.'"
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A diferencia de muchos que iniciaron con "Mundo Feliz" este es mi primer acercamiento que tengo a la literatura de Aldous Huxley, un fascinante compendio de ensayos que toca diversos temas como arte, drogas, música y literatua entre otras cosas. Un libro que tiene de todo, ensayos críticos y reflexivos que atrapan al lector desde el inicio, hasta análisis muy densos y llenos de información. No es un libro de fácil lectura ya que maneja mucha información y documentación histórica que lo vuelve ...more
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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 ...more

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