Aldous (Leonard) Huxley Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 40 pages of information about the life of Aldous (Leonard) Huxley.
This section contains 11,850 words
(approx. 40 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Aldous (Leonard) Huxley Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography on Aldous (Leonard) Huxley

Tall, witty, charismatic, conspicuously handsome, a polymath, Aldous Huxley was an intellectual lighthouse for over forty years. He wrote poetry; drama; screenplays; journalism; biography; social, scientific, and intellectual history; he was a distinguished essayist, but above all else, he was a novelist. Judged early by critics and by a large popular audience as an original lamp of modern fiction, Huxley's work is now best understood as a mirror that creatively distorts and reshapes two lines of the narrative tradition. The dominant mode since Gustave Flaubert and Henry James has been the novel of selection, the novel that strives toward unity of effects, balance of parts, and realistic probability of story and its narration. Huxley's accomplishment does not lie in this line. Instead, his achievement has two sources: one in what Mikhail Bakhtin has called the "carnivalesque novel" and the other in what Sheldon Sacks has deemed the...

(read more)

This section contains 11,850 words
(approx. 40 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Aldous (Leonard) Huxley Biography
Copyrights
Gale
Aldous (Leonard) Huxley from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook