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Author: Aldous Huxley; Harper & Brothers,
Publisher: New York : Harper & Brothers, Publishers, ©1959.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
Collected essays.
New York, Harper [1959]
(OCoLC)561878427
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aldous Huxley; Harper & Brothers,
OCLC Number: 365323
Description: xiii, [1], 399, [1] p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Section I: Nature. Wordsworth in the tropics ; The olive tree ; The desert --
Travel. The Palio at Siena ; Sabbioneta ; Between Peshawar and Lahore ; Jaipur ; Atitlan ; Sololà ; Copan ; In a Tunisian oasis ; Miracle in Lebanon --
Love, sex, and physical beauty. Beauty in 1920 ; Fashions in love ; Sermons in cats ; Appendix --
Section II: Literature. Subject-matter of poetry ; Tragedy and the whole truth ; Vulgarity in literature ; D.H. Lawrence ; Famagusta or Paphos --
Painting. Breughel ; Meditation on El Greco ; Form and spirit in art ; Variations on Goya ; Landscape painting as a vision-inducing art --
Music. Popular music ; Music at night ; Gesualdo : variations on a musical theme --
Masters of taste and stle. Variations on a Baroque tomb ; Faith, taste, and history --
Section III: History. Maine de Biran : the philosopher in history ; Usually destroyed --
Politics. Words and behavior ; Decentralization and self-government ; Politics and religion ; The scientist's role ; Tomorrow and tommorrow and tomorrow --
Section IV: Psychology. Madness, badness, sadness ; A case of voluntary ignorance ; The oddest science --
Rx for sense and psyche. The doors of perception ; Drugs that shape men's minds --
Ways of life. Holy face ; Pascal ; Beliefs ; Knowledge and understanding.
Responsibility: by Aldous Huxley.

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