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Título: Complete Essays. Volume I, 1920-1925
Editorial: Ivan R. Dee, Chicago
Año de publicación: 2000
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+
Edición: First Edition.
Edited with commentary by Robert S. Baker and James Sexton. 487pp. Small piece missing from bottom back edge of dust jacket. This copy is a review copy, used by Bill Pritchard, well-known literary critic and book reviewer, for a review. Laid-in are 5 typed and handwritten pages for the review. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 062154
Sinopsis: 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.
Biografía del autor: Aldous Huxley (1894?1963) was one of the most important novelists of the twentieth century. Robert S. Baker is professor of literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of The Dark Historic Page and Aldous Huxley?s Brave New World. James Sexton teaches English at Camosun College in British Columbia.
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