Aldous Huxley

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Infobase Publishing, 2010 - 253 pagina's
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Aldous Huxley has been called the 20th century's answer to the Renaissance thinker. He gained fame for his utopian and dystopian fiction, including Brave New World, Point Counter Point, Crome Yellow, and Ape and Essence. With an introductory essay from Yale literature professor Harold Bloom, this volume contains a collection of the finest contemporary criticism on Huxley, plus a bibliography, a chronology of the author's life, and an index for easy reference. Each title in the Bloom's Modern Critical Views series presents a well-rounded critical portrait of an influential writer by examining his or her body of work through eight to 12 full-length essays.
  

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Introduction
1
Aldous Huxley as a Borrower
3
Mysticism in Two of Aldous Huxleys Early Novels
11
The Philosophical Phases of Aldous Huxley
23
Satire and Structure
31
Structure and Meaning in Aldous Huxleys Eyeless in Gaza
41
Quarles among the Monkeys
59
Bringing Order Out of Chaos
79
Confronting the Abject
123
Brave New World versus Island
147
Designing a Brave New World
163
When the Indian Was in Vogue
191
Chronology
223
Contributors
227
Bibliography
229
Acknowledgments
235

Choosing Utopia
89
Oedipus in Dystopia
103

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Over de auteur (2010)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

Harold Bloom is a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. His more than thirty books include The Best Poems of the English Language, The Art of Reading Poetry, and The Book of J. He is a MacArthur Prize Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, including the Academy's Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism, the International Prize of Catalonia, and the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico.

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