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Point Counter Point

Point Counter Point

by Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564781314
Pages: 432
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 11 Mb
Date posting: 2020-10-27
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Aldous Huxley's lifelong concern with the dichotomy between passion and reason finds its fullest expression both thematically and formally in his masterpiece Point Counter Point. By presenting a vision of life in which diverse aspects of experience are observed simultaneously, Huxley characterizes the symptoms of "the disease of modern man" in the manner of a composer—themes and characters repeated, altered slightly, and played off one another in a tone that is at once critical and sympathetic. First published in 1928, Huxley's satiric view of intellectual life in the '20s is populated with characters based on such celebrities of the time as D. H. ...