Selected Letters of Aldous Huxley by Aldous Huxley
Selected Letters of Aldous Huxley
Author: Aldous Huxley
Title: Selected Letters of Aldous Huxley
ISBN10: 1566636299
ISBN13: 978-1566636292
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Ivan R. Dee; First Edition edition (November 30, 2007)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1311 kb
Size epub: 1749 kb
Rating: 3.9 ✪
Votes: 441
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: World Literature
Of the ten thousand letters that Aldous Huxley wrote, only a fraction have been published. Those that were once considered too sensitive for publication can now be included in a wholly new collection. James Sexton's thoughtful selection opens new perspectives on one of the giants of prose. Huxley's letters movingly depict his courageous battle with almost total blindness. Later letters to his patroness demonstrate the brilliance that would soon gain Huxley an international reputation as one of his generation's major satirists. Gradually the letters reveal a shift from cynical satirist to a committed critic of fascism. The letters also provide plentiful insights into the London and New York theater scenes, and vivid discussions of Hollywood's film industry.