“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Standard Name: Huxley, Aldous
In addition to Brave New World, 1932, one of the most famous dystopian novels of the twentieth century, AH penned more than forty other novels, often satirical, frequently mystical, that confront the dogmas, idiosyncrasies, and ideals of contemporary humankind. He also published poetry. Fascinated by science as well as mysticism, he used essays to explore the dimensions of the human psyche. He has been called often wrong, always fascinating, when right, dead right, almost in spite of himself.
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|Cultural formation||Dora Carrington|
|Cultural formation||Sybille Bedford|
|death||Mary Augusta Ward||
It was said that at her death a copy of Limbo, the first publication of her nephew Aldous Huxley , was found at her bedside. Its opening story incorporates a hostile and no doubt...
|Education||Pamela Hansford Johnson||
She said her only Higher Education was the one in English literature provided by Aldous Huxley 's anthology Texts and Pretexts, 1933. While she believed that a degree course in literature would have been...
At school Barbara chaired the Literary Society, published short stories in the school's magazine, and drafted a first novel in emulation of Aldous Huxley .
Wyatt-Brown, Anne M. Barbara Pym: A Critical Biography. University of Missouri Press, 1992.
BP responded strongly to the intellectual and social opportunities available at university. In her diary (begun in in the year she went up to Oxford and continued for most of her life) she wrote: Oxford...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elspeth Huxley|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Mary Augusta Ward||
Through her sister Julia, MAW became aunt to the novelist Aldous Huxley ; she became in part responsible for his upbringing after his mother's death. She was also his godmother, and he was christened after...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Fay Weldon||
FW 's mother, Margaret (Jepson) Birkinshaw, got married at nineteen at least partly because her home was broken up by the successive defection of her father (to a mistress) and mother (back to her own...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sybille Bedford|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Nancy Cunard|
|Fictionalization||Lady Ottoline Morrell|
|Fictionalization||Mary Augusta Ward||
Her nephew Aldous Huxley depicted her several times in his fiction: in The Farcical History of Richard Greenow, the opening story in his first published volume, Limbo, 1920; again in Eyeless in Gaza...
21-25 June 1935
The First International Congress of Writers for the Defence of Culture (an anti-fascist event urging the responsibility of writers to their society) was held in Paris.
7 April 1956
In correspondence (in verse) with Aldous Huxley , psychiatrist Humphrey Osmond (who had been researching the effects of mescaline with Huxley's enthusiastic participation) coined the word psychedelic.
Borne Back Daily.
7 April 2011