Aldous Huxley: Brave New World (Writers and Their Works) by Raychel Haugrud Reiff PDF

By Raychel Haugrud Reiff

ISBN-10: 0761442782

ISBN-13: 9780761442783

Introduces the existence and writings of authors whose works perpetually replaced the period of time during which they lived, and whose writing is still a dynamic a part of the literary panorama.

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They work much harder than we do, because hey’re so frTiHE gh tful ly N cEW leW veORLD r. CONJURE I’m reUPaAlTECHNOLOGICALLY ly awfully glad I’m a WORDS BRAVE ADVANCED WORLD IN WHICH PEOPLE WILLINGLY GIVE UPe THEIR eta, because I don’t work so hard. And th n wFREEDOM e are. much betr than the Gammas and Delta. Gammas are stupid. They all don’t ear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I ant to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. " “Every one belongs to every one else” is one f the basic premises of the Brave New World.

Lawrence, was drawn to Freud’s idea that instinct was more important than the intellect (Fraser, 626), but Huxley was “never an admirer of Freud” (Murray, 435). One way progressives tried to make the world a better place was to promote fairness in British life. Humanitarians, feeling that the state had an obligation to care for the sick and the elderly, passed legislation for old-age pensions in 1908 and national insurance in 1911 (Fraser, 632). Progressives believed that the British colonies would soon be independent, since the British Empire was “merely a trustee for the future.

He admitted in a 1959 interview “that he had little interest in contemporary fiction” (Murray, 388), 58 Huxley’s Times although he had read Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, which he declared was boring, stating that “the road seemed to be awfully long,” and works by British writer Kingsley Amis, whom he thought was “repeating himself” (Murray, 389, 388). Besides writers, musicians were also taking a stand against the status quo. A new style of music called rock ’n’ roll became popular with teenagers in the mid-1950s, with Elvis Presley as the leading artist.

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