Meine Filiale

Island

Aldous Huxley

Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
Fr. 19.90
Fr. 19.90
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
zzgl. Versandkosten
Versandfertig innert 1 - 2 Werktagen,  Kostenlose Lieferung ab Fr.  30 i
Versandfertig innert 1 - 2 Werktagen
Kostenlose Lieferung ab Fr.  30 i

Weitere Formate

Taschenbuch

ab Fr. 19.90

Accordion öffnen

eBook (ePUB)

Fr. 10.00

Accordion öffnen

Hörbuch (Digital)

Fr. 63.90

Accordion öffnen
  • Island

    Digital (2016)

    wird besorgt, Lieferzeit unbekannt

    Fr. 63.90

    Digital (2016)

Beschreibung

For over a hundred years the Pacific island of Pala has been the scene of a unique experiment in civilisation. Its inhabitants live in a society where western science has been brought together with Eastern philosophy to create a paradise on earth. When cynical journalist, Will Farnaby, arrives to research potential oil reserves on Pala, he quickly falls in love with the way of life on the island. Soon the need to complete his mission becomes an intolerable burden and he must make a difficult choice.

In counterpoint to Brave New World and Ape and Essence, in Island Huxley gives us his vision of utopia.

WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW

"In the whole history of world literature, no writer has been better equipped to create images of false and true utopias than Aldous Huxley. Even when he has been satirising the false, the true has always been implicit in his work. We cannot deny Island's brilliance, its learning and its honest attempt to answer the big human questions" Anthony Burgess

Aldous Huxley was born on 26 July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. He began writing poetry and short stories in his early 20s, but it was his first novel,
Crome Yellow (1921), which established his literary reputation. This was swiftly followed by
Antic Hay (1923),
Those Barren Leaves (1925) and
Point Counter Point (1928) – bright, brilliant satires in which Huxley wittily but ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society. For most of the 1920s Huxley lived in Italy and an account of his experiences there can be found in
Along the Road (1925). The great novels of ideas, including his most famous work
Brave New World (published in 1932, this warned against the dehumanising aspects of scientific and material 'progress') and the pacifist novel
Eyeless in Gaza (1936) were accompanied by a series of wise and brilliant essays, collected in volume form under titles such as
Music at Night (1931) and
Ends and Means (1937). In 1937, at the height of his fame, Huxley left Europe to live in California, working for a time as a screenwriter in Hollywood. As the West braced itself for war, Huxley came increasingly to believe that the key to solving the world's problems lay in changing the individual through mystical enlightenment. The exploration of the inner life through mysticism and hallucinogenic drugs was to dominate his work for the rest of his life. His beliefs found expression in both fiction (
Time Must Have a Stop,1944, and
Island, 1962) and non-fiction (
The Perennial Philosophy, 1945;
Grey Eminence, 1941; and the account of his first mescaline experience,
The Doors of Perception, 1954). Huxley died in California on 22 November 1963.

Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 304
Erscheinungsdatum 01.07.2005
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-09-947777-8
Reihe Vintage Classics
Verlag Random House UK
Maße (L/B/H) 19.5/13/2.2 cm
Gewicht 219 g
Verkaufsrang 7172

Kundenbewertungen

Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.
  • Artikelbild-0