Aldous Huxley: a beginner's guide
O'Hara, Kieron (2012) Aldous Huxley: a beginner's guide, London, GB, Oneworld, 220pp.
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Author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception, and inventor of the term 'psychedelic', Aldous Huxley was a global trend-setter ahead of his time. Charting his transformation from society satirist to Californian guru-mystic, Aldous Huxley: A Beginner's Guide shows how his ideas evolved and why his writing is still vitally relevant today - from detailing the lures of consumerism to exploring individual responsibility in a globalised world. With biographical notes on Huxley's extraordinary life, a guide to the key works, and astute analysis of his (sometimes contradictory) philosophical themes, this is the definitive introduction to one of the greatest visionaries of modern times.
|Keywords:||huxley, mysticism, satire, value, pacifism, literature, utopia, dystopia, d.h. lawrence, mescalin, lsd|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
|Date Deposited:||29 May 2012 13:42|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 20:22|
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