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Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Devils of Loudun, The Doors of Perception, and The Perennial Philosophy. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at... show more



Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Devils of Loudun, The Doors of Perception, and The Perennial Philosophy. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles.

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Birth date: July 26, 1894
Died: November 22, 1963
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 3 months ago
by Aldous Huxley Non-fiction This is a well-known treatise on altered perceptions and is loosely categorized as Philosophy. The Doors of Perception is largely about the author's experience of mescaline and the altered mental perceptions of the world he experienced under the influence of the dr...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
I don't even know why I thought this might be a good read for me. Sure, this is the book the inspired The Doors but it is infinitely more enjoyable to listen to Jim Morrison's musical expressions of his experiments with drugs than it is to read Huxley's accounts of his, and even then this is only...
Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it 2 years ago
I am only giving it two stars because this book is for some reason considered a great classic, but I really didn’t like it. After overcoming the initial shock of Huxley’s brave new capitalist eugenics utopia, I kept asking myself through most of the book what Huxley was high on and reminding myself ...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 2 years ago
I know that I read this book shortly after I graduated from high school. I'm not sure I remembered much. I remembered about the engineering of humans, but I'm not sure I was "mature" enough to understand the consumerism and free sex and drugs aspect. Basically, if one can keep society in a steady ci...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 3 years ago
"Les choses qui importent se produisent dans le cœur. Les choses qu'on voit sont douces, mais les choses qu'on ne voit pas sont mille fois plus importantes. C'est l'Invisible qui compte dans la vie."Mr. Scogan ressemblait à l'un de ces oiseaux-lézards de l'ère tertiaire, dont l'espèce est éteinte.- ...
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