Aldous Huxley: A Quest for Values by Milton Birnbaum

By Milton Birnbaum

within the ethical vacuum and global of transferring values following international warfare I, Aldous Huxley was once either a delicate refl ector and an articulate catalyst. This paintings offers a hugely illuminating research of Huxley's evolution from skeptic to mystic. As Milton Birnbaum indicates, in a perceptive interpretation of Huxley's poetry, fi ction, essays and biographies-what developed in Huxley's ethical and highbrow pilgrimage used to be now not a lot a metamorphosis in course as a shift in emphasis. Even within the sardonic Huxley of the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, there's a ethical hindrance. within the later Huxley, there are strains of the satirical skepticism which thrilled his readers within the a long time previous international conflict II. a guy of letters, a willing observer, seeker of recent methods whereas profoundly an expert within the truths of historical knowledge, Huxley attempted to accomplish a symbiotic synthesis of the simplest of all worlds. In clarifying and reading Huxley's highbrow, ethical, and philosophical improvement, Birnbaum touches upon all of the topics that got here less than the scrutiny of a singularly encyclopedic brain. This ebook is of serious worthy to these either in Huxley the bright satirist and in Huxley the seeker of salvation. In his seek, Huxley typifi ed the fashionable quest for values. Milton Birnbaum's research is a useful consultant in that trip. His new creation takes account of study and research of Huxley that has happened given that this book's unique publication.

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