Eyeless in Gaza, novel of ideas by Aldous Huxley, published in This semiautobiographical novel criticizes the dearth of spiritual values in contemporary. The most obvious and disturbing feature of Eyeless In Gaza is the peculiar narrative technique used 2 Harold H. Watts, Aldous Huxley (New York, I), p. 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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Eyeless in Gaza – The Greatest Literature of All Tim

The characters were perplexing- horrifying and beautiful. A year or two, perhaps only a month or two, before she died. We cannot even claim love or infatuation in his defence; he does it to show the worldly-wise Mary how he too can be flip about sex and relationships.

Poetry can never be a substitute for war and murder.

This is the central conflict of the plot and upon its resolution hangs the pleasure in; or disappointment in the book. A Forum on Fiction.

Eyeless in Gaza

eyless Disadvantaged also by not knowing 4 additional languages including Latin and philosophical schools of thought and certain artists, I may have missed some of the salient points. He loved her infinitely, and for that reason was able to love everything in the world as much as he loved her.


Ovid’s quote brings it somewhat into focus, just in time for Huxley to smudge a blurry line across the vista.

From the books that Huxley is well know for, I was expecting a dystopian commentary involving various chemical mind-states. A Fable “published One of the most important sequences of events, which leads up to the suicide of one of Beavis’ closest friends, takes place in July between the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and the declaration of war on Serbia by the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Reading Eyeless in Gaza feels like peering into the genius mind of Huxley himself. Later in the countercultural s Huxley’s ideas regained currency but, even then, his characters’ struggles seemed somewhat outdated. After not enjoying many chapters and trying to make sense, sometimes Huxley has a moment of philosophical reflection much like in his more famous works.

Not a lot, just a bit shorter.

I appreciate that this kind of writing is respectful towards the reader. Really struggling to get half way into the book. I like being treated like an intelligent person, but this goes beyond that. Philosophical ideas that suffer from some repetition but don’t lose their huxlwy and freshness. That was the chief difference between literature and life. The title of this novel refers to the Biblical story of Samson.

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Alous you just want an enjoyable novel, an interesting plot, this is not your cup of teait is not a book to read on the plane to Miami. Keep Exploring Britannica Bob Dylan. Blinded to make him harmless, he was forgotten until brought before the crowd on a feast day. I think Huxley was trying to dissect life …more This book is brutal.


Bullying recalcitrant words to assume a certain pattern.

Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley

Help us improve this article! I can honestly recommend it to everyone. This book has some very important stuff to say and I wanted to like it better than I did.

Point Counter Point Get at Amazon: Huxley shows both sides, and makes you love the character more for it.

Despite this, it returns to a tangled storyline with its complex linguistics. Such a particular union, a paradigm of union in general.

Utopia, dystopia, academia, came to mind. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. huxlfy

Yet, as a book with something to say, it has to be considered as one of English literature’s important works. The last chapter was very captivating, it shows you how mind stretching Huxley writing is he hadn’t even had his first psychedelic experience before writing it, I had to check and ends a great novel on a glorious high. I saw psychology and mysticism and pacifism after all has been blown to hell.