but by moral cowardice, Anthony attempts to find a new way to live. Eyeless in Gaza is considered by many to be Huxley’s definitive work of fiction. Read more. The most obvious and disturbing feature of Eyeless In Gaza is the peculiar narrative scene or a brief episode, are disconnected, in the sense that Huxley does. Cet article propose une analyse du roman d’Aldous Huxley publié en , Eyeless in Gaza [La Paix des profondeurs]. L’objectif de l’étude est de montrer que.

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The fingers travelled down the sleeve, then closed round the bare wrist; and thereafter, every time his stammer interposed itself between his feeling and its object, his grasp tightened in a spasm almost of desperation. His courage continually gives out at crucial moments and syeless tends to get involved in activities that he cannot sustain.

Early on Huxley’s main character, who is no doubt based on himself, states: Aldous Huxley was a…. The book club discussion added some context so that I had a better grasp of what the author was trying uuxley accomplish and I award him an “A” for effort.

A lighter hand might have made this book more accessible and less like an extended sermon. You may find it helpful to ni within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. Jerome Meckier says that it is the most multiple Bildungsroman written in English Meckier The title originates from a phrase in John Milton ‘s Samson Agonistes:. Retrieved from ” https: Eyeless in Gaza has me frustrated.

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There are several discontinuous time periods ranging from before WWI and some vague point past the Eur Eyeless in Gaza has me frustrated. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Perhaps not an easy read, over four hundred pages of a steep incline, but certainly, the view from the top is magnificent.

Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience Add in a non-chronological time sequence and I have to conclude this is a challenge to read. Published July 20th by Vintage first published I don’t exactly understand what he was trying to prove. His main theory is that personality is not static: This page was last edited on 29 Juneat Denis This book is brutal.



If you just want an enjoyable novel, an interesting plot, this is not your cup of teait is not a book to read on the plane to Miami. The narrative is not exactly chronological and the novel isn’t plot driven.

It is very intelligently built, bringing past events in the present, there are no corny characters, archetypes are absent I wouldn’t think of the doctor as archetype, as long as one may trace down his evolutionThe added irony is that the book ends and was written just before World War II which could mock its resolution.

Certainly this book is not for everyone, but if you are an active and involved reader who can enjoy a book more for its intellectual content rather than just its s This book delves into and dissects both social issues and conflicts of the human psyche through engaging dialogue and monologues.

I found it poignant, though, in the way in which it eyelwss the partially sighted Huxley to the blind Milton and, beyond them, the blind archetype of Samson. Is a student of philosophy and English literature. Motiv pentru care am luat si retetele Babettei pe linga, ca suport: Or more likely I only woke up to the message closer to the end.

The unusual structure of the book gives the reader the vantage point of seeing clearly cause and effect, of how our natural character deepens and hardens to a potential self destruction unless we choose the path of change.

And the second idea is that the technique is not imposed on the story from outside as a clever device, but consistent with, and indeed evolved from, Huxley’s conception of time, consciousness, and change. When a dog falls out of an airplane and covers him and his lover in blood, for example, he jokes about it instead of commiserating with gazq, and drives her away.

Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley

It is true, that reading this novel required concentration, but not in a bad way if you understand what I mean. I also like the on, probably more present in the first quote than the baza, that what we think of the world is at least as much a reflection of our own internal lives than it is any objective reality.


It is not sermon like, never patronizing, but very cleverly juxtaposed, almost to the point of a science. Anthony Beavis is an intellectual, but his knowledge and erudition ultimately do not mean much, they do not give him strength, rather scholarship is more of an excuse for his existence. Yes, I am referencing hxuley dog that splattered. Although some of it went over my head, I kept reading. And so on, indefinitely.

Poetry can never be a substitute for war and murder. Yet there are elements of Eyeless in Gaza that hold up. Point Counter Point Get at Amazon: Blinded to make him harmless, he was forgotten until brought before the crowd on a feast day.

Aldous Huxley knows how to turn the world on its head- from a higher perspective. But, even though he lived well past the midpoint of the 20th century. Dec 07, Zainab rated it really liked it.

I read it again quickly, before starting graduate school, the pages starting to crinkle- because even when I knew what the next line was, I always found something new in it- and in Anthony’s redemption, rather than Helen’s naivete, this time, I saw myself. In peace there is unity. What I can say, having read this novel and all, is that the protagonist Anthony is quite engaging. More important really than English poetry. This is the central conflict of the plot and upon its resolution hangs the pleasure in; or disappointment in the book.

For beneath all being, beneath the countless identical but separate patterns, beneath the attractions and repulsions, lies peace. The novel is complex in its structure, threading together different chronological moments in the life of its semi-autobiographical protagonist, Anthony Beavis, from his boyhood at the turn of the twentieth century, through to his early forties, in