New PDF release: Aldous Huxley: A Quest for Values

By Milton Birnbaum

within the ethical vacuum and international of moving values following international warfare I, Aldous Huxley was once either a delicate refl ector and an articulate catalyst. This paintings presents a hugely illuminating research of Huxley's evolution from skeptic to mystic. As Milton Birnbaum exhibits, in a perceptive interpretation of Huxley's poetry, fi ction, essays and biographies-what developed in Huxley's ethical and highbrow pilgrimage used to be no longer a lot a metamorphosis in path as a shift in emphasis. Even within the sardonic Huxley of the Twenties and Thirties, there's a ethical drawback. within the later Huxley, there are lines of the satirical skepticism which overjoyed his readers within the many years previous international battle II. a guy of letters, a prepared observer, seeker of recent methods whereas profoundly a professional within the truths of historical knowledge, Huxley attempted to accomplish a symbiotic synthesis of the easiest of all worlds. In clarifying and reading Huxley's highbrow, ethical, and philosophical improvement, Birnbaum touches upon the entire matters that got here below the scrutiny of a singularly encyclopedic brain. This booklet is of serious worthy to these either in Huxley the intense satirist and in Huxley the seeker of salvation. In his seek, Huxley typifi ed the fashionable quest for values. Milton Birnbaum's examine is a useful consultant in that trip. His new creation takes account of analysis and research of Huxley that has happened considering this book's unique publication.

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