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Author Sion, Ronald T

Title Aldous Huxley and the search for meaning : a study of the eleven novels / Ronald T. Sion

Publ Info Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PR6015.U9 Z877 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  PR6015.U9 Z877 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript v, 231 pages ; 23 cm
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volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The man -- The four social satires. Crome yellow ; Antic hay ; Those barren leaves ; Point counter point -- Three novels of transformation. Eyeless in Gaza ; After many a summer dies the swan ; Time must have a stop -- Thesis, antithesis, synthesis: three futuristic novels. Thesis: Brave new world ; Antithesis: Ape and essence ; Synthesis: Island -- Standing alone: The genius and the goddess -- Integration and conclusion -- Appendix: selected books and articles by Aldous Huxley
Note Aldous Huxley, author of eleven novels, remains one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, his work resistant to passing fads in literature. This critical biography explores Huxley's lifelong quest for self-actualization by intertwining the events of his life and details of the creative period that produced each book. Considering Huxley's letters, essays and interviews in its examination of the thematic content of each novel, the text finds a man striving for the intellectual growth that would yield a sound philosophical and spiritual view of life, one he infused into his work. -- From publisher
LC subject Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography
ISBN 9780786447466 (pbk. : alk. paper)
078644746X (pbk. : alk. paper)