Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and philosopher. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times and was elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 1962. His novels include Crome Yellow Anticic, Those Barren Leaves, and Those Pointed Leaves. He died of a heart attack at the age of 83.
About Aldous Huxley in brief
Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and philosopher. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times and was elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 1962. He wrote nearly fifty books—both novels and non-fiction works—as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. In his most famous novel Brave New World and his final novel Island, he presented his vision of dystopia and utopia, respectively. HUXley was a pacifist. He grew interested in philosophical mysticism and universalism, addressing these subjects with works such as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. He died of a heart attack at the age of 83. He is buried in Kensal Rise, Surrey, where he was born in 1894. His novels include Crome Yellow Anticic, Those Barren Leaves, and Those Pointed Leaves. He also wrote for Vanity Fair and British Vogue magazines, and was a contributor to Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Vogue Fair. His first published work was The First World War, which was his fifth novel and first work of social satire. His last novel, The Island, was his sixth novel and was his last work of fiction. He had a son, Julian, and two half-brothers, Andrew, and a half-sister, Julia Arnold, who founded Prior’s Field School. Aldous had another brother, Noel Trevenen Huxleys, who took his own life after a period of clinical depression.
He taught French for a year at Eton College, where Eric Blair and Steven Runciman were among his pupils. He worked for a time during the 1920s at Brunner’s, an advanced chemical plant in Billingham, northeast England. According to the latest edition of his science fiction novel BraveNew World, the experience he had there was an important source for the world of incoherence in a universe of planless incoherence. He later wrote about his experiences in The Doors Of Perception, in which he interprets his own psychedelic experience with mescaline. His brother Julian wrote: I believe his blindness was a blessing in disguise. His uniqueness lay in his universalism. He was able to take all knowledge for his province. Aldous was the grandson of Thomas Henry Huxly, the zoologist, agnostic, and controversialist. He was also the son of the writer and schoolmaster Leonard and Julia Arnold. His mother died in 1908, when he was 14. He contracted the eye disease Keratitis punctata in 1911; this \”left practically blind for two to three years. He enrolled at Hillside School near Godalming. After Hillside he went on to Eton college. He edited Oxford Poetry in 1916, and in June of that year graduated BA with first class honours. He volunteered for the British Army in January 1916, for the Great War; however, he was rejected on health grounds.