Huxley's Brave New World: Essays

Huxley's Brave New World: Essays

by David Garrett Izzo
     
 

Aldous Huxley's prophetic novel of ideas warned of a terrible future then 600 years away. Though Brave New World was published less than a century ago in 1932, many elements of the novel's dystopic future now seem an eerily familiar part of life in the 21st century.

These essays analyze the influence of Brave New World as a literary and philosophical document

Overview

Aldous Huxley's prophetic novel of ideas warned of a terrible future then 600 years away. Though Brave New World was published less than a century ago in 1932, many elements of the novel's dystopic future now seem an eerily familiar part of life in the 21st century.

These essays analyze the influence of Brave New World as a literary and philosophical document and describe how Huxley forecast the problems of late capitalism. Topics include the anti-utopian ideals represented by the rigid caste system depicted, the novel's influence on the philosophy of "culture industry" philosophers Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, the Nietzschean birth of tragedy in the novel's penultimate scene, and the relationship of the novel to other dystopian works.

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interesting, accessible collection...recommended

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786436835
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
1,276,559
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

David Garrett Izzo is an emeritus professor of English who has published 16 books and 60 essays of literary scholarship, as well as three novels and two plays. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Kim Kirkpatrick is an assistant professor of English Literature and Theory at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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