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Point Counter Point

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Informationen zum Autor Aldous Huxley came to literary fame in 1921 with his first novel, Crome Yellow . With the novels Antic Hay... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Informationen zum Autor Aldous Huxley came to literary fame in 1921 with his first novel, Crome Yellow . With the novels Antic Hay , Those Barren Leaves and Point Counter Point , Huxley quickly established a reputation for bright, brilliant satires that ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society. In later life, exploration of the inner life through mysticism and hallucinogenic drugs dominated Huxley's writing, including his first-person account of experiencing mescaline in The Doors of Perception . Aldous Huxley died in 1963. Klappentext WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW The dilettantes who frequent Lady Tantamount's society parties are determined to push forward the moral frontiers of the age. Marjorie has left her family to live with Walter; Walter is in love with the luscious but cold-hearted Lucy; Maurice deflowers young girls for the sake of entertainment, while the withdrawn writer, Philip, finds himself drawn to the dangerous political charm of Everard. As they all engage in dazzling and witty conversation, the din of the age - its ideas and idiocies - grows deafening. Zusammenfassung WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW The dilettantes who frequent Lady Tantamount's society parties are determined to push forward the moral frontiers of the age. Marjorie has left her family to live with Walter; Walter is in love with the luscious but cold-hearted Lucy; Maurice deflowers young girls for the sake of entertainment, while the withdrawn writer, Philip, finds himself drawn to the dangerous political charm of Everard. As they all engage in dazzling and witty conversation, the din of the age - its ideas and idiocies - grows deafening.

Vorwort
Wickedly accurate portraits of Huxley's literary contemporaries in this novel of high-society misbehaviour

Autorentext

Aldous Huxley came to literary fame in 1921 with his first novel, Crome Yellow. With the novels Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves and Point Counter Point, Huxley quickly established a reputation for bright, brilliant satires that ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society. In later life, exploration of the inner life through mysticism and hallucinogenic drugs dominated Huxley's writing, including his first-person account of experiencing mescaline in The Doors of Perception. Aldous Huxley died in 1963.



Klappentext

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW

The dilettantes who frequent Lady Tantamount's society parties are determined to push forward the moral frontiers of the age. Marjorie has left her family to live with Walter; Walter is in love with the luscious but cold-hearted Lucy; Maurice deflowers young girls for the sake of entertainment, while the withdrawn writer, Philip, finds himself drawn to the dangerous political charm of Everard. As they all engage in dazzling and witty conversation, the din of the age - its ideas and idiocies - grows deafening.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Point Counter Point
Autor:
EAN: 9780099458197
ISBN: 0099458195
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Random House UK Ltd
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 592
Gewicht: 420g
Größe: H198mm x B128mm x T40mm
Jahr: 2004