Adonis and the Alphabet and Other Essays. First Edition in dustjacket

By: HUXLEY, Aldous

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HUXLEY, Aldous. Adonis and the Alphabet And Other Essays. London : Chatto & Windus, 1956. First Edition. Pp. (8),[9]-285,(3). 8vo [132 x 202 mm], lime green cloth, spine lettered in blue.

Aldous Leonard Huxley (b. July 26, 1894, Godalming, Surrey, England – d. November 22, 1963, Los Angeles County, California) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher, and prominent member of the Huxley family.

"This new book of essays demonstrates afresh the unorthodox, wide-ranging quality of Huxley's mind. He is concerned, throughout, with modern man, in his relation to the past, the technological present, the ominous future. Himself both humanist and mystic, Huxley points the way to a new synthesis. He discusses the 'sins of the intellect', the confusion of knowledge with understanding, the 'difficult art of being charitable' in a world where 'solitude is receding at the rate of four and a half kilometres per annum'. He visits a place, and it starts a lively train of thought: at Paphos, he recalls the beauty of Mallarmé's poetry: in Salt Lake city, he ponders on the relation between music and popular taste. These essays deal, then, with a diversity of subjects. ut there runs through them a unity of purpose, and the vision of a man who can view the past without illusions and the future without despair." (from the dj).

The Education of an Amphibian
Knowledge and Understanding
The Desert
Liberty, Quality, Machinery
Censorship and Spoken Literature
Canned Fish
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Hyperion to a Satyr
Adonis and the Alphabet
Miracle in Lebanon
Usually Destroyed
Famagusta or Paphos
Faith, Taste and History
Doodles in the Dictionary
Gesualdo: Variations on a Musical Theme


Name and bookplate, else very good with just a few short tears to price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00

Title: Adonis and the Alphabet and Other Essays. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: HUXLEY, Aldous

Categories: 40,

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, 1956,: 1956

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