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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.

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Published date: May 2012
Keywords: huxley, mysticism, satire, value, pacifism, literature, utopia, dystopia, d.h. lawrence, mescalin, lsd
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 339704
ISBN: 978-1-85168-923-1
PURE UUID: 673497eb-a250-4151-808a-69c386fce3ec

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Date deposited: 29 May 2012 13:42
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:52

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Author: Kieron O'Hara

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