by Aldous Huxley
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All over the English-speaking world critics have greeted these essays with such
comments as "brilliant. . . provocative. . . magnificent." Many find that Huxley is the
finest essayist since Montaigne. It has been said that "Mr. Huxley is not only a literary
giant, but one of the greatest thinkers of our time."
Mr. Huxley's topic is man, the total compass of his faculties in science, literature,
music, religion, art, love, sex, speculative thinking and simple being. Here, displayed to
the full, is the astonishing virtuosity of Huxley's genius.
The range of Aldous Huxley's thinking was astonishing. His opinions on art were
as original and well-founded as his discussions of biology or architecture, poetry, music,
or history. As a virtuoso of letters, he was unequalled.
Born into a famous family with a long intellectual tradition, Huxley attended Eton
and Oxford. His reputation as a writer was well-established before he was thirty. Mr.
Huxley was not only a master essayist; in 1959 he received the American Academy of
Arts and Letters Award of Merit for "having done the best work of our time in what
threatens to be a neglected field, the novel of ideas."
His novels include Crome Yellow and The Genius and the Goddess.
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