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Aldous Huxley

The grandson of the noted biologist T. Suffering from the effects of keratitis punctata, which he contracted when he was 16 and which had left him nearly blind, he was unable to fight in WWI. Nor could he pursue the career in science which he so desired. Huxley turned to writing, publishing his first work of poetry, The Burning Wheel , in He worked for the War Office in and in became a member of the editorial staff at the Athenaeum. In , he became a drama critic for the Westminster Gazette.

Qty : Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. Essays analysing the decline of Aldous Huxley as a novelist have become a commonplace of literary criticism over the past two decades, yet he continues to be read and few writers equal his ability to make moral concepts exciting, to animate ideas and clothe them with life and vitality. In this study of the nine major novels, from Crome Yellow to Island , Mr Bowering offers a positive evaluation Huxley's achievements as a novelist of ideas, as the moralist of a scientific age, and as an ironist worthy to be compared with Swift. He shows how the conflicting claims of morality and art must be judged in relation to Huxley's work as a whole and to this search for a way of life which would 'fit all the facts of experience'. All the principle novels require some knowledge of Huxley's source materials to be adequately understood and Mr Bowering is particularly informative on this score. His discussion indeed attempts to set the novels in the widest possible area of reference.

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Literature and Science , published in September , was Aldous Huxley 's last book prior to his death two months later. The grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley , Charles Darwin 's "bulldog," and the grand-nephew of English poet and essayist Matthew Arnold , Aldous Huxley strived to harmonize the scientific and artistic realms. In Literature and Science , he hones in on language as the stumbling block that divides the realms. He analyzes and discusses how scientists and literary artists use language differently to achieve their desired effects. Recognizing that many differences in language use must persist, he nevertheless urges both camps to seek mutual understanding and appreciation. In Literature and Science , Huxley bemoans the disregard for science shown by many if not most literary contemporaries.

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On the Influence of Literature on Science Sarah Dillon bio Scholars of Literature and Science studies have always maintained that literature influences science as much as science influences literature. In Literature and Science , his contribution to the two cultures debate, Aldous Huxley asserts that "it goes without saying, between the Two Cultures the traffic of learning and understanding must flow in both directions—from science to literature, as well as from literature to science. Rousseau acknowledges that "there is no reason to disbelieve on logical or epistemological grounds that literature and science affect each other reciprocally. That is, that each influences the other in just about the same degree, although conceivably in different ways. He continues,.

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  1. Seraphin A.

    An evaJuation of Aldous Huxley's Literature and Science () is pre ented here in the conte I of Ihe. 'two-cultures' debale with emphasis on Huxley's distinction.

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    This study argues that the novels of Aldous Huxley written reflect the influence of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species on the loss of faith and decline of traditional spiritual values representative of those times.

  3. Humbert C.

    head (), Aldous Huxley () and Peter Medawar (). CHAPTER THREE. The Dominance of Darwin. This chapter discusses the predominant area.

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