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

By Raychel Haugrud Reiff

Introduces the lifestyles and writings of authors whose works perpetually replaced the period of time within which they lived, and whose writing remains to be a dynamic a part of the literary panorama.

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The fierce battle for the rest of Normandy raged throughout the summer, made worse by terrain that was interwoven with hedgerows and deep ditches where Germans waited in ambush. In spite of great losses, the Allied troops liberated Paris on August 25. From there, they swept through France, Belgium, and The Netherlands, driving the Germans back. Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945. 48 Huxley’s Times THE NAZIS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD-OF ATROCITIES. HERE, NAZI OFFICIALS USE CALIPERS TO MEASURE A MONKEY’S EAR TO HELP THEM DEVELOP A SYSTEM OF FACIAL MEASUREMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO MEASURE RACIAL DESCENT AND DECIDE WHETHER A GIVEN PERSON COUNTED AS LOWLY ENOUGH TO EXTERMINATE.

A riot results, and Bernard and Helmholtz Watson, another discontented intellectual, try to help the Savage.

HUXLEY WAS SURVIVED BY HIS BROTHER JULIAN (LEFT), WHO HAD MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF AS A SCIENTIST. 34 The Life of Aldous Huxley On Friday, November 22, 1963, Huxley was too sick to be aware that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. Just before noon, the author, too weak to speak, wrote Laura a note asking for LSD, which she administered to him, convinced that he was “taking a mind-enlarging drug in extremis, and she saw it as a sign of his awareness and acceptance” of approaching death (Bedford, 741).

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