Eyeless in Gaza, novel of ideas by Aldous Huxley, published in This semiautobiographical novel criticizes the dearth of spiritual values in contemporary. The most obvious and disturbing feature of Eyeless In Gaza is the peculiar narrative technique used 2 Harold H. Watts, Aldous Huxley (New York, I), p. One of Brave New World author Aldous Huxley’s finest and most personal novels, now back in print in a Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition, Eyeless in.

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Huxlwy in Gaza is a bestselling novel by Aldous Huxleyfirst published in There was a problem with your submission. Sep 15, Sara rated it it was amazing Shelves: One’s talking to a collective non, an abstraction, not to a set of individuals.

The chronological gaps between the two can be huge or very short and what is remembered ranges from the obviously significant to the seemingly irrelevant, which all lends yet more mystery to the chimerical huxlye ethereal character of memory! It’s terribly interesting how Brian, Anthony, and Helen all change dramatically as they grow older and yet “I’ve had a queer feeling that I’m not really there We impose limitati on speech-giving: Such a particular union, a paradigm of union in general.

I was immediately drawn eydless the world of the book and struck with infatuation. We are given many chapters to come to dislike this person and then asked to care about his recognition that he does not like himself either. Motiv pentru care am luat si retetele Babettei pe linga, ca suport: His one true friend, Brian Foxe, similarly realizes the problematic nature of the gap between his knowledge and actions.

Eyeless in Gaza

After huxlsy it I immediately wanted to read it again. It was refreshing to see Huxley bring in his friend and respected contemporary, D. Refresh and try again. At that point of my life, I loved feelings, dramas, and life more than I loved ideas and societal commentaries. Quotes from Eyeless in Gaza.


Central to his adult life is an early love affair with an older woman, an affair that has consequences in the lives of his friends as much as in his own. Thank you for your feedback. Thank you Aldous Huxley.

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The end of an affair between Beavis and Helen Elberley is caused by her repulsion when a dog falls from an aeroplane onto the house where they are staying, covering them in blood; and the revolution in Latin Anerica causes another old friend of Beavis’, Mark Staithes, to lose a leg when a wound becomes gangrenous. I saw Eyeless in Gaza, and skimmed the words, held its weight in my hands. I do not believe I missed anything important, but I know I will not be re-reading this one.

The only outcome of violence is more violence and even though love often causes confusion, disorientation, heart-break, and endless guilt, it is the only possible way to move forward. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

A woman who has previously been or is married and who all of a sudden discovers her capability to stuff other people over, but has an indignant and ironic set of morals at the same time probably instilled by some authoritarian father.

In some ways I feel the story might be more powerful if told in a more traditionally chronological way; however, given I found the end very moving this may be an unfair, and inaccurate, criticism to make. Contact our editors with your feedback. 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.


Mar 09, Jens Personius rated it really liked it Shelves: The characters were perplexing- huxleey and beautiful. Through his haza and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms and ideals. The unusual structure of the book gives the reader the vantage point of seeing clearly cause and effect, of how our natural character deepens and hardens to a potential self destruction unless we choose the path of change.

The book club discussion added some context so that I had a better grasp of what the author was trying to accomplish and I award him an “A” for effort.

Huxley shows both sides, and makes you love the character more for it. Anthony on his celibacy: Help us improve this article!

The chronological gaps between the two can be huge or very short and what is remembered ranges from the obviously significant The story jumps around a lot chronologically so it is quite hard to establish the characters definitively, especially the peripheral ones. They are capable of analytically dissecting their peers, but they have no skills or desire to interact; they prefer to know but not experience. During a performance at the Lincoln Center, Jason Isbell related his early songwriting influences and the familial origins of most of those songs.

We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. The narrative is not exactly chronological and the novel isn’t plot driven.