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. 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. 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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I found this book on clearance at a closing Borders shop when I was 19, and for the first time, seeking some type of truth in the world. While he clearly has an agenda which settles in a Buddhist inspired active pacifism, he tells the story quite well, with well written and contrasting characters that made me inquisitive and inspired until the very end.

Dec 07, Zainab rated it really liked it. Feb 14, Lavinia rated it really liked it Shelves: Such origins which brought upon him some degree of rancor stemming from the intimate and personal nature of those refrains, much like Huxley’s family and friends upon publication of Eyeless in Gaza. There is more than a little of the saviour about him and what he says and does. It required concentration and a bit of effort, not because the story was difficult to follow, but because of all the philosophical part, all those ideas that take pages and pages to develop.

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Jul 12, Zhi Xin Lee rated it really liked it. The title originates from a phrase in John Milton ‘s Samson Agonistes:. His research focuses on borderlines between the philosophical and literary language and discourse.

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

In books, the proportion of exceptional to commonplace people is high; in reality, very low. In the kind of writing that you come to expect from Huxley, it is a story of ideas, but hudley quite so much as in his earlier novels.


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. Having laid out a complex and unhappy persona, the resolution is too pat and for me unsatisfying. Based on the disciplines of philosophy, literary studies, narrative psychology, aesthetics and narratology, he aims to provide an original contribution to the study of the aforementioned fields. Huxley does know how to write good philosophical prose.

The effectiveness of the fragmentation and combination lies in its ability to hold the reader in a state of suspension. The real meaning of the title must be a pointer to the way in which the characters in the novel think that they are doing something new and revolutionary, something that will destroy the outdated society around them. This is the beginning of his wanderings, with the erudite edge which separates Huxley from most all novelists then and now.

Eyeless In Gaza

And his character likes the pain and defeat of it all that he keeps associating with her Mark Twain, American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for…. For those thinking they might want to dive in to this, I’d highly recommend noting the dates of each chapter. I saw Eyeless in Gaza, and skimmed the words, held its weight in my hands.

The final passages of the book, where Anthony expounds a meditative philosophy of peace, contain some very beautiful passages: Anthony, Helen, Brian, and Mary Amberley began to haunt my paintings and my songs that summer before Sophomore year.

Paperbackpages. Brian is a ghost-like entity who follows Anthony throughout his life and the time-structure of the novel will not let us forget his death: The novel simultaneously weaves together 3 separate story timelines showing how his childhood shapes the mistakes of his adolescents and the cushion his sardonic personality provides in adulthood.


It is true, that reading this novel required concentration, but not in a bad way if you understand what I mean. The non-linear presentation was very confusing before I started actively paying attention to wha A difficult read which attempts to examine the whole of human behavior with an ever-present underlying theme: Lists with This Book.

Refresh and try again. From the books that Huxley is well know for, I was expecting a dystopian commentary involving various chemical mind-states. A statue at one moment, and the next a heap of dust and shapeless fragments. A very good book, if slightly of its time. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. His resulting mysticism and pacifism, or Buddhism, was the answer of a despairing intellectual to the great social upheavals of the s—economic collapse, social revolutions and the threat of world war—but were soon made to seem irrelevant in the light of the need to confront Fascism and the Holocaust.

Through his gazs and es Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family.

Eyeless in Gaza was one of the most profound books I’ve ever read. Although some of it went over my head, I kept reading.

Ma bucur ca nu i-am dat pace si m-am tot caznit cu el, putin cite putin. Throughout, we see him grapple with what has led gqza to his bad decisions. They act foolishly or callously when it is more convenient, amusing, or less painful—both for themselves and the others in their lives—to do so.

An oblique connection is made between the events of the novel and the First World War. They are huxlye able to do this because of the structure Huxley establishes.