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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One of the most important sequences of events, which leads up to the suicide of one of Beavis’ closest friends, takes place in July between the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and the declaration of war on Serbia by the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Huxley’s Eyeless in Gaza: The Role of Time and Narrative in the Depiction of Personality

This book has some very important nuxley to say and I wanted to like it better than I did. Trivia About Eyeless in Gaza. I wondered whether our own anxiety will crystalize in such a masterful experiment. There was a problem with your submission. An oblique connection is made between the events of the novel and the First World War. Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience This story may not seem immediately relevant to Huxley’s novel, which is about the confused arguments of thirties gzaa, mainly left wing, and the events which shaped their ideas.


Like Milton’s Samson Agonistes in the soliloquy from which Huxley took his title, Anthony becomes willing to admit that his blindness and bondage may be his own fault. Both end up emotionally retarded in very different ways but with the ultimate consequences that they are broadly unsuited to meaningful relationships.


Published Eyeless 20th by Vintage first published Ultimately I think this is a novel about one trying to engage their real self and transcend their mistakes and fears by finding meaning in a higher power.

The novel focuses on the life of socialite Anthony Beavis, but it does so by employing a non-chronological structure.

Pe linga faptul ca e asa mai intelectuala de felul ei, cartea e sc Roman de idei, foarte concentrat dpdv intelectual, nu foarte lejer pentru neuronii mei. Aldous Huxley was a….

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ln It approached the trivial and was almost predictable. I appreciate that this kind of writing is respectful towards the reader. It juxtaposes four periods of Beavis’ life, from the time that he is a young boy in the s up until All men are capable of love for all other men.

The reader is advised to pay very close attention to the dates at the head of each chapter. The connections in EG are not ordinary: From abjection and blindness come the possibility of redemptive insight—that was, perhaps, ultimately, what I saw as Huxley’s message in this book.

The narrative rotates between 5 or so timelines and flips back to each periodically, like Moloch gleefully dealing Texas Hold’em. In the end we don’t know whether he actually goes to speak at the Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan concludes her study with the statement that there are dangers if we intend to fully integrate a personality into a higher narrative framework Perhaps not an easy read, over four hundred pages of a steep incline, but certainly, the view from the top is magnificent.


It demonstrates its power through the depiction of personality. Additionally, Samson deliberately brought down the building to destroy others, and this cannot be said of the origins of the Second World War in the political debates of the thirties.

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Eyeless in Gaza

As the author disappears behind the implied author, the implied gazw is manifested in the real reader. From the books that Huxley is well know for, I was expecting a dystopian commentary involving various chemical mind-states.

Many of his subsequent works reflect this preoccupation, notably The Perennial Philosophy …. Even so, I have to admit that I was hanging on to this story by the barest of threads for a while. Not a lot, just a bit shorter.

His other worldly quality reminds me of the dog that falls out of the sky while Anthony is lying on the roof with Helen. Now it seems that we cannot transcend the fragmentation in the interpretative process and we have to question the text again, this time not for a unifying principle but to discover the function of the uncertainty.

Utopia, dystopia, academia, came to mind.