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Complete essays

Aldous Huxley ; edited with commentary by Robert S. Baker and James Sexton

Ivan R. Dee, 2000-

  • v. 1
  • v. 2
  • v. 3
  • v. 4
  • v. 5
  • v. 6

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Essays

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注記

v. 1. 1920-1925 -- v. 2. 1926-1929 -- v. 3. 1930-1935 -- v. 4. 1936-1938 -- v. 5. 1939-1956 -- v. 6. 1956-1963 and supplement, 1920-1948

Includes index

内容説明・目次

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v. 1 ISBN 9781566633222

内容説明

These first two volumes of a projected five, in preparation for several years, begin a major publishing venture, collecting the complete essays of one of the giants of modern English prose and of social commentary in our time. The first two volumes span the most productive period of Huxley's career. Volume I begins with his essays for Gilbert Murray's Athenaeum and his music essays for the New Westminster Gazette. Volume II continues through the 1920s and includes his controversial essays on India and the empire in "Jesting Pilate." The essays of both volumes range from nuanced assessments of art and architecture to political analyses, history, science, religion, and art, and a newly discovered series on music. Wide-ranging, allusive, and witty, they are informed by the probing skepticism of a highly educated and ironically incisive member of the English upper middle class. Huxley's fascination with the codes and conventions of European culture, his growing apprehensions about the menacing collapse of the European political order, and his awareness of the impact of science and technology on the post-Versailles world of England, France, Germany, and the United States form the basis for his critique. His subjects overlap with the satirical novels he wrote during the period between the wars, culminating in Point Counter Point and Brave New World. At their best, these essays stand among the finest examples of the genre in modern literature.
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v. 2 ISBN 9781566633239

内容説明

These first two volumes of a projected five, in preparation for several years, begin a major publishing venture, collecting the complete essays of one of the giants of modern English prose and of social commentary in our time. The first two volumes span the most productive period of Huxley's career. Volume I begins with his essays for Gilbert Murray's Athenaeum and his music essays for the New Westminster Gazette. Volume II continues through the 1920s and includes his controversial essays on India and the empire in "Jesting Pilate." The essays of both volumes range from nuanced assessments of art and architecture to political analyses, history, science, religion, and art, and a newly discovered series on music. Wide-ranging, allusive, and witty, they are informed by the probing skepticism of a highly educated and ironically incisive member of the English upper middle class. Huxley's fascination with the codes and conventions of European culture, his growing apprehensions about the menacing collapse of the European political order, and his awareness of the impact of science and technology on the post-Versailles world of England, France, Germany, and the United States form the basis for his critique. His subjects overlap with the satirical novels he wrote during the period between the wars, culminating in Point Counter Point and Brave New World. At their best, these essays stand among the finest examples of the genre in modern literature.
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v. 3 ISBN 9781566633475

内容説明

This third volume (including the years 1930-1935) of a projected six reinforces Huxley's stature as one of the most acute and informed observers of the social and ideological trends of the years between the world wars. These essays register his growing ambivalence about the role of technocracy and science in an era of experimentation in the concentration of executive and legislative power. "He was among the few writers who...played with ideas so freely, so gaily, with such virtuosity, that the responsive reader...was dazzled and excited."-Isaiah Berlin. "Commendable."-Times Literary Supplement. "A remarkable publishing event...beautifully produced and authoritatively edited."-Jeffrey Hart, Washington Times. Edited with Commentary by Robert S. Baker and James Sexton.
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v. 4 ISBN 9781566633949

内容説明

In this fourth volume of a projected six, Huxley registers his deep misgivings about the course of history in the late 1930s as the world moved toward a second global war. Many of his essays reflect his continuing interest in the conventions of popular culture as well as the philosophy of science and history, particularly as they inform developments in art and politics.
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v. 5 ISBN 9781566634410

内容説明

At their best, Huxley's essays stand among the finest examples of the genre in modern literature. From 1938 to 1956 Aldous Huxley continues to explore the role of science and technology in modern culture, and seeks a final level of foundational Truth that might provide the basis for his growing interest in religious mysticism. It is in this period that his philosophy of history took its final form. Here is the fifth volume of a projected six. "He writes with an easy assurance and a command of classical and modern cross-references."-Christopher Hitchens, Los Angeles Times. "There is much to enjoy in these volumes...they are important as a document of his times, and of a window on to a stage in the evolution of his mind."-Economist. "Aldous Huxley very early in life became one of the leading essayists of the 20th century."-Michael Potemra, National Review.
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v. 6 ISBN 9781566634649

内容説明

These six volumes collect the complete essays of one of the giants of modern English prose and of social commentary in our time. At their best, Huxley's essays stand among the finest examples of the genre in modern literature. "His place in English literature is unique and is certainly assured."-T.S. Eliot. "He was among the few writers who...played with ideas so freely, so gaily, with such virtuosity, that the responsive reader...was dazzled and excited."-Isaiah Berlin.

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA54089395
  • ISBN
    • 9781566633222
    • 1566633230
    • 1566633478
    • 156663394X
    • 9781566634410
    • 9781566634649
  • LCCN
    00034564
  • 出版国コード
    us
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    Chicago
  • ページ数/冊数
    v.
  • 大きさ
    25 cm
  • 分類
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