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Ebook Collected Short Stories by Aldous Huxley read! Book Title: Collected Short Stories
The author of the book: Aldous Huxley
Edition: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Date of issue: February 1st 1992
ISBN: 1461741378
ISBN 13: 9781461741374
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 722 KB
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I can't believe that Huxley could honestly say that he wasn't good at visualizing things. He said LSD helped him with this, but these stories were all written before he really did LSD and they are full of imagery and paint themselves very vividly in the reader's mind. What I've always loved most about Huxley is his grasp of the heartbreak of being human. In fact, reading these stories I felt at times that my mind relates to Huxley more than any other author I've read. I looked up his birth chart and it turns out we actually have very similar energies in our "primal triad" (both Leos...I have a Taurus Ascendant, he has Moon in Taurus as well as Venus...ruler of Taurus...on the Moon is Aquarius and we both have Aquarius Midheavens.) As I read the stories, I thought, "Damn...every other one of these ends in murder or suicide!" which wouldn't seem so odd except these stories are generally a lot less brutal in style than "Brave New World" or "Ape And Essence". In fact, at times I struggled through some stories because of the tedious English-ness of the dialogue. In the end, though, it was well worth it. My favorites here are "Young Archimedes" (which is truly heartbreaking) "The Portrait" and "Chawdron"...these latter two are just ingenious all the way around. Honorable mentions go to "Nuns At Luncheon" for it's darkly humo(u)rous twist at the end and "Half-Holiday" because there's a part of every man that can relate to the poor bastard of a main character in it.

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Ebook Collected Short Stories read Online! Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms and ideals. Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time.

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A useful book to free yourself from negative emotions and joy.


A book that impressed me to the depths of my soul.


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A wonderful piece


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