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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Eyeless in Gaza

I admire the writing but was not convinced by the plotting. We are asked to read a long pages in preparation for Anthony to squarely face himself only to be dropped into his life after an incomplete melodrama that is the climax of the book. Utopia, hkxley, academia, came to mind.

It is a serious book written brilliantly. Whereas games can be. I saw Eyeless in Gaza, and skimmed the words, held its weight in my hands. He is a figure from the society Anthony knows, appearing in a strange land at a time when he desperately needs help and he provides it to him while simultaneously reflecting on the metaphysical nature of the universe!

Philosophically, Huxley was a very admirable individual.

Nov ib, Josh Marcus rated it it was amazing Shelves: Huxley is an interesting thinker, and I enjoyed reading this one. It took me fair bit of time to read, partly because of the length, the fact I am quite a slow reader, the numerous references and the parts written in French, German and Latin.

Eyeless in Gaza (novel) – Wikipedia

Eyeless in Gaza is at the same time a novel of ideas and a novel with developed characters and a story. Even so, I have to admit that I was hanging on to this story by the barest of threads for a while.


The proof of God’s goodness floated in those clouds, crept hucley those grazing sheep, shone from every burning bush of incandescent blossom — and, in himself and Joan, walked hand in hand across the grass and was manifest in their happiness.

He so believes in a pure, ideal version of love that he thinks any physical expressions of that love will tarnish it. Point Counter Point Get at Amazon: The War itself is hardly mentioned directly; Beavis’ part in it was minor and overshadowed by the suicide. Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. Still, I suppose that makes this book quite unique. This really is a great work, one of searching, of a subtle, subliminal, but very real dissatisfaction, and of making terrible human mistakes in the midst of many others making terrible human mistakes, a book filled with passionate pondering, with sharp reflections of ‘us’, as always, and finally with a message that eventually finds its fruition in his much later essays and works.

It does not content itself with skimming wittily across the surface of life, but attempts successfully, in my view to go deep. A very good book, if slightly of its time.

I had just given up oil-painting and become an English major, and my reading history was frighteningly bleak. I take up Eyeless in Gaza as a more mature and better read person. The Odyssey of Homer Richmond Lattimore.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Anyways, his embarrassing descriptive precision makes for a sumptuous read. The final passages of the book, where Anthony expounds a meditative philosophy of peace, contain some very beautiful passages: Throughout, we see him grapple with what has led him to his bad decisions.


Eyeless in Gaza | novel by Huxley |

The Widow Clicquot Tilar J. Experiment in Literary Investigation v. Each chapter hops backwards and forwards across the first few huxkey of the twentieth century, continually introducing characters, school friends, family and lovers.

The sections of the book I enjoyed most were when the characters actually did something or at least talked about doing something versus the parts of the book that were so much “washing machine” cycles with trains of thought going round and round. The opening chapter has the main character randomly huley through old photographs, some taken thirty years ago, some ten. It is about how people change, how they turn to be totally and unexpectedly different from what they considered their true nature The literature of World War I and the interwar period.

He was way too dark in this novel. By then his hair had regrown, and even blind he was able to pull down the temple on the heads of the celebrating Philistines and kill himself at the same time.

Aldlus 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. Brave New World Get at Amazon: Books by Aldous Huxley. It is very intelligently built, bringing past events in the present, there are no corny characters, archetypes are absent I wouldn’t think of the doctor as archetype, as long as one may trace down his evolutionI began to conceptualize and meet the author at the page.