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After Many A Summer Dies The Swan

Author : Aldous Huxley
ISBN : 9781461741350
Genre : Fiction
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A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity-these are the elements of Aldous Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely. With his customary wit and intellectual sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters in their quest for the eternal, finishing on a note of horror. "This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and you might expect it to be fantastic, extravagant, crazy and preposterous. It is all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the kind of novel that he is particularly the master of, where the most extraordinary and fortuitous events are followed by contemplative little essays on the meaning of life....The story is outrageously good."—New York Times. "A highly sensational plot that will keep astonishing you to practically the final sentence."—The New Yorker. "Mr. Huxley's elegant mockery, his cruel aptness of phrase, the revelations and the ingenious surprises he springs on the reader are those of a master craftsman; Mr. Huxley is at the top of his form." —London Times Literary Supplement.
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After Many A Summer

Author : Aldous Huxley
ISBN : 9781473521766
Genre : Fiction
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Jo Stoyte is afraid of death. But Stoyte is also a millionaire, and so he pours his riches into scientific research, desperate to find the secret of immortality. This ruthless quest will enmesh everyone around him in a web of greed, seduction, murder and debasement. Written while he was living in California, this is Huxley’s response to Hollywood’s superficiality and obsession with youth, a powerful cautionary tale which employs all his customary wit and merciless insight.
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Machines For Living

Author : Victoria Rosner
ISBN : 9780198845195
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Changes in the routines of domestic life were among the most striking social phenomena of the period between the two World Wars, when the home came into focus as a problem to be solved: re-imagined, streamlined, electrified, and generally cleaned up. Modernist writers understood themselves to be living in an epochal moment when the design and meaning of home life were reconceived. Moving among literature, architecture, design, science, and technology, Machines for Living shows how the modernization of the home led to profound changes in domestic life and relied on a set of emergent concepts, including standardization, scientific method, functionalism, efficiency science, and others, that form the basis of literary modernism and stand at the confluence of modernism and modernity. Even as modernist writers criticized the expanding reach of modernization into the home, they drew on its conceptual vocabulary to develop both the thematic and formal commitments of literary modernism. Rosner's work develops a new methodology for interdisciplinary modernist studies and shows how the reinvention of domestic life is central to modernist literature.

Revisioning French Culture

Author : Andrew Sobanet
ISBN : 9781789620207
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Revisioning French Culture brings together a striking group of leading intellectuals and scholars to explore new avenues of research in French and Francophone Studies. Covering the medieval period through the twenty-first century, this volume presents investigations into a vast array of subjects. Revisioning French Culture grapples with topics vital to the contemporary cultural landscape, including universalism, globalization, the idea of Francophonie, and religious and secular identity. This essay collection furthermore transcends and illuminates the contemporary by delving into matters that have long resonated in the humanities and letters, such as death, war, trauma, power and politics, notions of the truth, conceptions of the self, and modes of reading and writing. With contributions by a number of figures known across the humanities and the social sciences, Revisioning French Culture explores the foundations of the French and Francophone world, providing cultural, political, and historical context for the crisis facing democracy and liberalism around the world today. These essays were assembled in honor of Lawrence D. Kritzman, whose writing and editorial work in French studies inspired the wide-ranging themes examined here.

The Dark Historic Page

Author : Robert S. Baker
ISBN : UOM:39015004720507
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Infocus Article - English Brave New World is the literary descendent of a tradition which has its roots in Darwinism. The notion of an evolutionary process allows Huxley to imagine a new world order based on scientific progression. This article investigates Huxley's perception of history, noting that while the inhabitiants of a Brave New World are 'taught no history', the World State they live in has a carefully defined schematic past. Social Satire and Historicism in the Novels of Aldous pp.135-145.
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123442423
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Scientific American

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007763084
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A Pocket Guide To Correct Punctuation

Author : Robert Brittain
ISBN : 0812025997
Genre : English language
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Explains how to use the standard marks of punctuation to express one's thoughts precisely, in clear and effective sentences.
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A Pocket Guide To Correct Punctuation

Author : Robert Edward Brittain
ISBN : 0590634119
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This guide to punctuation emphasizes the logic of punctuation and how to use punctuation marks rather than rules. Exercises for practice are provided.
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The Folio

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ISBN : UCAL:B4224587
Genre : Book collecting
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South Atlantic Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015067435704
Genre : Languages, Modern
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Category: Languages, Modern