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but by moral cowardice, Anthony attempts to find a new way to live. Eyeless in Gaza is considered by many to be Huxley’s definitive work of fiction. Read more. The most obvious and disturbing feature of Eyeless In Gaza is the peculiar narrative scene or a brief episode, are disconnected, in the sense that Huxley does. Cet article propose une analyse du roman d’Aldous Huxley publié en , Eyeless in Gaza [La Paix des profondeurs]. L’objectif de l’étude est de montrer que.

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Eyeless in Gaza

I can hardly believe this is same author who wrote Brave New World. So much so that I was mistaken in believing it was based on memoirs in the first few chapters.

Written at the height of his powers immediately after Brave New WorldAldous Huxley’s highly acclaimed Eyeless in Gaza is his most personal eyelfss. The novel simultaneously weaves together 3 separate story timelines showing how his childhood shapes the mistakes of his adolescents and the cushion his sardonic personali I read Eyeless in Gaza when I was 18 and again in my 20’s.

Eyeless in Gaza | novel by Huxley |

The effectiveness of the fragmentation and combination lies in its ability to hold the reader in a state of suspension. And so on, indefinitely. Because our minds work slowly and have very feeble powers of analysis. They are all fromafter the journey in Mexico and the meeting with Miller. I had just given up oil-painting and become an English major, and my reading history was frighteningly bleak.


Paperbackpages. Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination…. This is the central conflict of the plot and upon its resolution hangs the pleasure in; or disappointment in the book.

Ultimately, I feel for this book because of the flicker of hope at the close, for an existence not driven by impulses of vanity, lust, a sense of entitlement from one’s intellectual gifts.

Huxley shows both sides, and makes you love the character more for it. Vista which may huxly allowed for better interpretation, but only followed worse. Huxley, I’m sure, is sincere but it is hardly surprising his protagonist comes to the conclusion signalled from the beginning of Eyeless and in the previous novel, Brave New World that social progress is not possible without personal salvation first.

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. I remember that when Gazza wrote down my first review I noted that: He is sufficiently well off that he can peruse a comfortable and self-centered life style. Oct 20, Alethea Hammer rated it liked it.

In the end we don’t know whether he actually goes to speak at the pacifist meeting; or if he does, what might happen if he were physically attacked as had been threatened. It is not sermon like, never patronizing, but very cleverly juxtaposed, almost to the point of a science. This book has some very important stuff to say and I wanted to like it better than I did.


Or more likely I only woke up to the message closer to the end. The opening chapter has the main character randomly shuffling through old photographs, some taken thirty years ago, some ten.


The non-linear presentation was very confusing before I started actively paying attention to what time period in which each chapter took place. There was a problem eyelwss your submission. Gazaa of philosophy, sociology and psychology woven into the story which I enjoyed. I also like the idea, probably more present in the first quote than the second, that what we think of the world is at least as much a reflection of our own internal lives than it is any objective reality.

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Huxley’s highly intellectual narrative is supremely erudite and flows across the pages like honey. While in Mexico, Beavis adopts a Buddhist-centred philosophy, practices meditation, and becomes a pacifist.

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Despite this, it returns to a tangled storyline with its complex linguistics. It was refreshing to see Huxley bring in his friend and respected contemporary, D.