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Aldous Huxley
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Eyeless in Gaza is considered by many to be Huxley’s definitive work of fiction. Aldous Huxley was born on 26 July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey.

Eyeless in Gaza is considered by many to be Huxley’s definitive work of fiction. He began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties, but it was his first novel, Crome Yellow (1921), which established his literary reputation. This was swiftly followed by Antic Hay (1923), Those Barren Leaves (1925) and Point Counter Point (1928) – bright, brilliant satires of contemporary society. For most of the 1920s Huxley lived in Italy but in the 1930s he moved to Sanary, near Toulon.

Eyeless in Gaza is a bestselling novel by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1936. The title originates from a phrase in John Milton's Samson Agonistes:. Promise was that I. Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver; Ask for this great deliverer now, and find him. Eyeless in Gaza at the Mill with slaves.

Eyeless in Gaza has me frustrated. This is very high quality writing and some high level plotting. 3 people found this helpful.

Eyeless in Gaza book. There is a Latin phrase used early in Aldous Huxley’s Eyeless in Gaza that reads, Video meliora, proboque, deteriora sequor, which, near as I can tell, means, I see better things, and approve, but I follow worse. This saying does a good job tying together the events in the novel. Many of the characters know how they should behave, and yet, they do just the opposite.

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Aldous Huxley umed oak chairs and tables; rep curtains; bamboo stands supporting glazed blue pots. Mark must deliberately have chosen the ugliest surroundings he could find. To punish himself, no doubt – but why, for what offence? ‘Some beer?’.

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. Huxley's bold, nontraditional narrative tells the loosely autobiographical story of Anthony Beavis, a cynical libertine Oxford graduate who comes of age in the vacuum left by World War I. Unfulfilled by his life, loves, and adventures, Anthony is persuaded by a charismatic friend to become a Marxist and take up arms with Mexican revolutionaries.

Eyeless in Gaza rare book for sale. London: Chatto & Windus, 1936. Octavo, original half cloth, beveled decorated boards, top edge gilt, uncut. Godlike in his height, aquiline in features and omnidirectional intelligence, Huxley was a living myt. he questions that racked his brain are still with us (Clive James, The New Yorker).

A good book, perhaps, but not a particularly enjoyable one. "Eyeless in Gaza" is very well-written and its tone . Aldous Huxley was born on 26th July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. "Eyeless in Gaza" is very well-written and its tone is surprisingly literary, particularly since I've always considered Brave New World's. This was swiftly followed by Antic Hay (1923), Those Barren Leaves (1925) and Point Counter Point (1928) - bright, brilliant satires in which Huxley wittily but ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society.

Eyeless in Gaza, novel of ideas by Aldous Huxley, published in 1936. This novel criticizes the dearth of spiritual values in contemporary society. Eyeless in Gaza, novel of ideas by Aldous Huxley, published in 1936. In nonchronological fashion the novel covers more than 30 years in the lives of a group of upper-middle-class English friends, especially Anthony Beavis and his longtime married lover, Helen.

Eyeless in Gaza
  • Since there are already so many excellent reviews of this book, I will just add my two cents.
    First, Huxley's writing is exquisite. Like James, Conrad, among others, and, yes, Shakespeare, he is able to craft language so adeptly to show his characters' beautiful and profoundly complex internal worlds and those separate worlds' couplings and collisions, and, in this case, setting those characters within an enthralling story. I can't give specifics, but many times as I read this book I thought to myself how I will need to reread it fully appreciate Huxley's better passages, of which there are many, many, many.
    Second, Huxley's satire is brutal, reminding me a lot of Zola. All the characters are flawed to loathsome in their own special ways, and the main good, noble character, of course, dies. And, of course, he is flawed too. (Okay, Anthony's father and step-mother are cute in their late in life love.) This book also reminds me of a film like "La Notte," in which bored wealthy people lead empty, pointless lives and try in vain to fill that emptiness with art, philosophy, politics, making more money, adultery, substance abuse, etc. (I'm afraid that is a paltry synopsis.) The story is disturbing, scandalous, and engrossing.
    I'll stop there. This book is great - please read it, and enjoy!

  • This is, by far, the greatest novel ever written (in my opinion). I have no reason to read any other fiction book. In fact, since I've read this book (over a year ago) I have not been able to find anything worth reading. Indeed, this book has spoiled me. This book is extremely intelligent and mature. It is beautiful, yet self-aware. I highly recommend this book - though a younger audience may not understand the maturity and wisdom behind the words.

  • Im surprised this ebook is being distributed by Amazon. For anyow who's had the displeasure of trying to read a PDF converted (poorly) to mobi or azw and found it unreadable, well this is the same, save it will cost you a few dollars. If the formatting is replaced, I'll update my review.

  • I first read "Eyeless in Gaza": when I was in graduate school in the '60s, and I decided to reread it now in retirement. I still regard it as one of the best and best crafted novels I know. The introduction to this edition is very helpful in keeping focus as Huxley skips back and forth between five stages of his protagonist's life. Confusing at first, though engaging from page one, this approach creates a momentum that makes his concluding segments all the more poignant. He gets deeply into the thinking, feelings and motivation of his characters in ways that ring true to any self aware reader's own experience. A great novel!.

  • Great novel by a modern master. I am so inspired by Huxley. Both his fiction and nonfiction are just lovely works to read. And this earlier novel (it predates Brave New World) though hard to come by is definitely worth the find. The plot is not exactly of the "page turner" variety which is fine: it's not so much about what happens as it is about those characters things happen to. Huxley lays bare the inner workings of his creations' minds like Dostoevsky at his finest. Highly recommend!

  • I read this novel only because it was one of Huxley's few I had not read and because it manages to show up after all these years in various articles and essays. I expect this is mostly because of its unusual and potentially provocative title. To immediately clear things for the uninitiated, it has nothing whatever to do with twentieth century political and social history in what is sometimes still called Palestine. The title is taken from the fate of the biblical Sampson, who after losing his strength to a deceitful woman (Delilah), is blinded and forced to spend the rest of his life mindlessly walking in a circle to turn a grinding stone. Huxley, with his usual apparently effortless style, proceeds at leisure to excoriate the entire human race by describing life as a blind, thoughtless, repetitive sequence of pointless actions metaphorically like Sampson's fate. Why this should take 473 self-indulgent pages is unknown. The writing is completely flat; every character sounds exactly like every other. This may have been intentional, but I doubt it because it is characteristic of all his novels. The narrative is not in linear time sequence. This must have been unusual at the time because it caused a great stir, but I have become so used to it in post modern writing that I didn't even notice until I read a review of it. You can find something better to do with your time than this. If you want to read Huxley, try his essays. They are seriously dated, but some are still quite good.