Eyeless in Gaza, novel of ideas by Aldous Huxley, published in This semiautobiographical novel criticizes the dearth of spiritual values in contemporary. Structure and Meaning in Aldous Huxley’s. Eyeless in Gaza. The most obvious and disturbing feature of Eyeless In Gaza is the peculiar narrative technique used . One of Brave New World author Aldous Huxley’s finest and most personal novels, now back in print in a Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition, Eyeless in.

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I also like the idea, probably more present in the first quote than the second, that what we think of the world is at least as much a reflection of our own internal lives than it is any objective reality. The added irony is that the book ends and was written just before World War II which could mock its resolution. Perhaps not an easy read, over four hundred aldoys of a steep incline, but certainly, the view from the top is magnificent. This is the beginning of his wanderings, with the erudite edge which separates Huxley from most all novelists then and now.

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The clear symbolic nature of this event leads one to look gaaza connections between historical events and other important turning points in the novel. Mar 09, Jens Personius rated it really liked it Shelves: By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of gazaa pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. It is a must read for fans of Huxley! I was interested to read that the character was based in part on the German-Jewish novelist Sybille Bedford, whom Huxley and his wife befriended in the s in the South of France.


It is true, that reading this novel required concentration, but not in a bad way if you understand what I mean.

He was way too dark in this novel. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In my opinion this is Huxley’s best novel. And to answer your question, it is normal that it took aleous longer than usual to get through this drivel. His feeling for Joan was somehow implicit in the world, had a divine and universal significance.

Many of the characters know how they should behave, and yet, they do just the opposite. Dec 07, Zainab rated it really liked it. One’s talking to a collective non, an abstraction, not to a set of individuals.

Wanting to meet a book club deadline, I read this in daily 50 page chunks. As I mentioned, the end huxxley the book is by far the most powerful section to me as Huxley, and the characters, try to make some sense of their lives and the experiences that have lead them to aldosu point. I read Eyeless in Gaza again after graduation, this time beginning to understand the sadder sides of Helen and Mary Amberley- the grotesque depths of Anthony, and the nervous religious nature of Brian.

A difficult read which attempts to examine the whole of human behavior with an ever-present underlying theme: The chief example of this is Anthony Beavis, the protagonist who is based heavily on Huxley himself. The last chapter was very captivating, it shows you how mind stretching Huxley writing is he gqza even had his first psychedelic experience before writing it, I had to check and ends a great novel on a glorious high.

Published July 20th by Vintage first published Huxley the scientist and supporter of Darwin’s evolution theory, father Leonard the They are capable of analytically dissecting their peers, but they have no skills or desire to interact; they prefer to know but ggaza experience.


It was refreshing to see Huxley bring in his friend and respected contemporary, D. A year or two, perhaps only a month or two, before she died. Our central character, Anthony Beavis, is a scholar attuned to fining meaning in obscure scholarship.

Eyeless in Gaza | novel by Huxley |

Is she hot, or is she a wanker? A very good book, if slightly of its time. I like being treated like an intelligent person, but this goes beyond that.

This semiautobiographical novel criticizes the dearth of spiritual values in contemporary society. The individual chronological pieces combine and crescendo together to create a very powerful ending, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Eyeless in Gaza

Dec 31, Bob Newman rated it really liked it. I found it fascinating to see how much he had developed as a novelist bywhen nuxley published Eyeless in Gaza. Huxley, I’m sure, is sincere but it is hardly surprising his protagonist comes to the conclusion signalled from the beginning of Eyeless and in the previous novel, Brave New World that social progress is not possible without personal salvation first.

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To sum up, Eyeless in Gaza is not my favourite work of his, but it adous a great novel. It is just that at times, it felt like a bit too much. The novel simultaneously weaves together 3 separate story timelines showing how his childhood shapes the mistakes of his adolescents and the cushion his sardonic personality provides in adulthood. Thanks for telling us about the problem.