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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The story follows Anthony Beavis, an intelligent cynic whose perceived failings in life lead him on what seems like a hopeless quest to be “good”.

The characters were perplexing- horrifying and beautiful. What I can say, gaa read this novel and all, is that the protagonist Anthony is quite engaging. For example his former, abstract world of thoughts is unveiled as cowardice and instead of purity it is will to power used in the wrong way: Now I perceive that I vented it on thoughts, rather than people. The suicide of the ascetic; the worthlessness of class and indulgence and the artificiality of persona.

Eyeless in Gaza is at the same time a novel of ideas and a novel with developed characters and a story.


Many of the episodes among the characters are interesting and entertaining, showing the same psychological insight and satirical humour Huxley displayed in Antic Hay and Point Counter Point.

I was interested to read that the character was based in part on the German-Jewish novelist Sybille Bedford, whom Huxley and his wife befriended in the s in the South of France. Eyeless in Gaza has me frustrated. Dec 16, Sam White rated it it was amazing.

The narrative and our interpretation go from unconscious self-deception through an epiphany to the realization of the true self. Dramatic e si destinul ei, pentru ca dintr-o doamna sofisticata ajunge o mizerabila dependenta de morfina. This method not only allows for easily gaaa views of the characters eyeleess readers learn about their earlier lives, but helps build the story to a more emotional climax than it otherwise would have done. Unfulfilled by his life, loves, and adventures, Anthony is persuaded by a charismatic friend to become a Marxist and take up arms with Mexican revolutionaries.


Both end up emotionally retarded in very different ways but with the ultimate consequences that they are broadly unsuited to meaningful relationships.

Eyeless in Gaza | novel by Huxley |

The way each line is interrupted by another depicts chaos, a chaos of the mind. Yaza is a yaza example of the sense-making procedures of the achronic narrative and it is paradigmatic of the structure of the novel itself.

The beginning decades of the 20 th century saw an era of cultural and artistic ebullience and experimentation. From the books that Huxley is well eye,ess for, I was expecting a dystopian commentary involving various chemical mind-states.

The editors asked five thinkers, including the British author Aldous Huxley, best known…. Point Counter Point Get at Amazon: The world forces Hamlet into action through the death of his father, and while there is a death that plants the seeds of action for Anthony, unlike Hamlet he is very much an active contributor to the unfolding of this event — his absence of firm moral principles, his vanity, coupled with an inaction that ironically caused him to be vulnerable to another’s egging, created the situation.

Or inaction, if you’re Anthony, preferring the role of spectator and judge: 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: Gazw wanted to be “well-read” and I knew the name Aldous Huxley from my friends’ shelves. I wanted to sleep with the book under my pillow Every article on Aldous Huxley starts by noting his famous family: Another, far more minor, criticism is huxlet lack of translation of Latin, French, Italian and perhaps another couple of languages in the Vintage Classics edition I read; just eyeleess erudite does this publisher expect their readership to be!?

The fingers travelled down the sleeve, then closed round the bare wrist; and thereafter, every time his stammer interposed itself between his feeling and its object, his grasp tightened in a spasm almost of desperation.

Some days have several chapters – a description of a party gxza occupies six of them – and the main concentration is on the period from autumn to springwhich sees Hhuxley involved in an uprising in Central America and in public speaking for the pacifist movement. For me these tended to be too long and to contribute to the heavy handed preachiness of this novel.

It appears to be the turning point of Huxley from cynic to mystic and while there is much cynicism in the book, every character is an ugly caricature there is self awareness of this cynicism as shown as yet another useless ugliness as it detaches itself from the egotistical intellectualism which would otherwise give it a husley righteous excuse to feel pride. From a dog falling out of an airplane and splashing two naked lovers on a rooftop with blood, to a grim ride with an injured friend in the mountains of Mexico, the images are vivid, the symbolism striking.


The connections in EG are not ordinary: The effectiveness of the fragmentation and combination lies in its ability to hold the reader in a state of suspension. 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. Blinded to make him harmless, he was forgotten until brought before the crowd on a feast day.

We are all capable of love. This is particularly the case when we remember that the novel was published several years before the Second World War broke out, so that the war cannot be seen as the bringing down of the temple unless we credit Huxley with an uncanny gift for accurate prophecy.

Eyeless in Gaza

But there is the empirical fact that contemplation of the divinity – of goodness in the its most unqualified form – is a method of realizing that goodness to some degree gazs one’s own life. 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 Haut de page.

Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms and ideals. The chief example of this is Anthony Beavis, the protagonist who is based heavily on Huxley himself. It approached the trivial and was almost predictable.

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Is the resolved Eyelesd Bevis ready for what is about to happen two years later?