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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Thank You for Your Contribution! The arrangement of these events is not chronological, but parallel – dated chapters, like entries in a diary, are arranged so that the significant events are revealed together, alternating between the different periods of Beavis’ life.

I found it fascinating to see how much he had developed as a novelist bywhen he published Eyeless in Gaza. Description One of Brave New World author Aldous Huxley’s finest and most personal novels, now back in print in a Harper Huxpey Modern Classics edition, Eyeless in Gaza is the story of one man’s quest to find a meaningful life, which leads him from blind hedonism to political revolution to spiritual enlightenment.

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan was a warning that I probably missed much in all of 3 these books jn should re-read them.

Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley.

Eyeless in Gaza

There was something sensual and real about this one- and something truthful, beyond my years, that appealed to me. Ultimately I think this is a novel about one trying to engage their real self and transcend their mistakes and fears by finding meaning in a higher power. A Fable “published Whereas what I was trying to do was to avoid occasions for emphasizing individual separateness through sensuality.


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

By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. Home Gasa Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I admire the writing but was not convinced by the plotting.

The sections of the book I enjoyed most ggaza when the characters actually alcous 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 snapshot had become almost as dim as memories. Time jumps are artfully used to give us a deep understanding of Anthony, how he came to be who he is and why he has reason to be dissatisfied.

I can honestly recommend it to everyone. Perhaps not an easy read, over four hundred pages of a steep incline, but certainly, the view from the top is magnificent. Forcing ideas to associate or come apart.

Take it easy on your colon. How can you be more severe than that? I do enjoy reading Huxley and it’s been to long since I read him last. It is just that at times, it felt like a bit too much. In plus, Mary Amberley, care devine la un moment dat un soi de marchiza de Merteuil si din jocurile si pariurile careia se naste unul dintre cele mai dramatice momente ale romanului – sinuciderea lui Brian.

Eyeless in Gaza : Aldous Huxley :

Roman de idei, foarte concentrat dpdv intelectual, nu foarte lejer pentru neuronii mei. Peace through liberation, for peace is achieved freedom. Reading Like a Writer Francine Prose.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I wanted to sleep with the book under my pillow Huxley treads the line of being m I was very surprised by Eyeless in Gaza. The plot revolved around the life of Anthony Beavis, eyelless back and forth betweenwhen he was a child, attending the funeral of his mother, to the mids, watching the world on the akdous of anoth I almost didn’t read this, looking through unread books that I thought I might never start.


School, university, love and loss, mistakes and adventures all play their part in the novel. By means of conventions of hatred and violence.

We are all capable of love. Back cover copy Written at the height of his powers immediately after Brave New World, Aldous Huxley’s highly acclaimed Eyeless in Gaza is his most personal novel.

Aldous Huxley biographer Sybille Bedford claims in her fictive memoir Jigsaw that the novel’s characters Mary Amberley, a drug addict, and her daughter were partly inspired by her own experiences with her morphine gaz mother eyelwss herself, known to Huxley because they were neighbours in the south of France. Not a lot, just a bit shorter. Especially Anthony, who perpetrates the crime against his oldest friend and must have some premonition of the hurtful consequences.

Trivia About Eyeless in Gaza. None of huzley events actually coincides with important dates in the history of the thirties, as far as I can tell, but they certainly have a symbolic air about them, particularly the dead dog. Central to his adult life is an early love affair with an older woman, an affair that has xldous in the lives of his friends as much as in his own.