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Point counter point, by Aldous Huxley

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Point counter point
Title
Point counter point
Statement of responsibility
by Aldous Huxley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A novel of the hectic lifestyle of the 1920's, in which the characters experiment with libertine sex, political anarchism, and the death-of-God theory
  • Aldous Huxley's lifelong concern with the dichotomy between passion and reason finds its fullest expression both thematically and formally in his masterpiece Point Counter Point. By presenting a vision of life in which diverse aspects of experience are observed simultaneously, Huxley characterizes the symptoms of "the disease of modern man" in the manner of a composer - themes and characters are repeated, altered slightly, and played off one another in a tone that is at once critical and sympathetic. First published in 1928, Huxley's satiric view of intellectual life in the '20s is populated with characters based on such celebrities of the time as D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Sir Oswald Mosley, Nancy Cunard, and John Middleton Murray, as well as Huxley himself. Along with Brave New World (written a few years later), Point Counter Point is Huxley's most concentrated attack on the scientific attitude and its effect on modern culture
Cataloging source
DLC
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1894-1963
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Huxley, Aldous
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • England
  • England
  • Intellectuals
  • Novelists
Label
Point counter point, by Aldous Huxley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
319000
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
514 pages
Lccn
31026121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 319000
Label
Point counter point, by Aldous Huxley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
319000
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
514 pages
Lccn
31026121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 319000

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