Information on buying and collecting Point Counter Point by Aldous, Huxley with a guide to first edition identification, points of issue and price and publication. Aldous Huxley came to literary fame in with his first novel, Crome Yellow. With the novels Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves and Point Counter Point, Huxley . Complete summary of Aldous Huxley’s Point Counter Point. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Point Counter Point.

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Point Counter Point

His ability to translate truth into words is incredible. Huxley elimina las conexiones externas entre las escenas y hace trabajar sus relaciones internas. Keep Exploring Britannica Bob Dylan. A phrase like “novel of ideas” sounds so ponderous and leaden– you’ll not find many who liked The Magic Mountain as much as I did, but I’ll coumterpoint admit it was tough going– but Huxley proves that a novel of ideas can be on the contrary, witty, playful, and as bitchy as a gin-sodden Truman Capote.

Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and told the spine are moderate with top page edges tented, for edge pages are not cut. Sep 30, Ivana rated it it was amazing. With novels that have plint vast cast of characters, I started keeping a folded sheet of paper as a book mark adding all the names of the characters as they are introduced into the story so as to remember who is who, and I started writing down lines, quotes, words, not forgetting the page number!

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Two newspaper reviews in the book, one is dated Today, however, unless you get a copy with copious footnotes, the book is severely dated. May 08, Mirna added it. I loved the book. The most interesting bit of it for me was the character of Philip Quarles, who resembles me so much he could have been based on me.


Thank you for your feedback. Particularly if you’re a feminist, or have any investment in a non-rapey world. It starts off with Walter Bidlake’s “trials and tribulations”, only to extend to the entire social network of the London elite of the s. The opposites need each other. Dust jacket shows edge wear.

Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Jul 01, Issicratea rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a piece of cynicism, however, which the soul must accept, whether it likes it or no. Of course Aldous Huxley was a pacifist, Sayers quite the contrary; Sayers was a Catholic, be it more of the mind than of the heart, where Huxley tends to some unspecified universal mysticism.

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I am sure we know a lot of the characters of this novel in the poeple we mingle with. Written by Aldous Huxley -novelist, essayist, criticand his ” brilliant, witty, probing, witheringy satiric view of the empty lives, the postures, and the pretences of modern man “. I loved this book! It is all composed of witty conversation, but none of it seems to lead anywhere.

The only truly happy people in the book are left in their happiness and do not reappear later. The book is primarily concerned with the connection between belief and behavior. White softcover book with George Esguerra cover art. Original terracotta cloth; pp. In PCPwomen can be funny, shrewd, wicked or good, but they cannot be thinkers. One statement that intrigued me was, I hope similar to what I put here: I like this astute twinned self-justification and self-critique, for example: I recognized the character of Counterpint Lawrence, and it was interesting to see how highly he was thought of at the time.


Like Robin Hood, they split loint first arrow dead center! The editors asked five thinkers, including the British author Aldous Huxley, best known…. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, and Huxley himself. Coubterpoint is real, and a legitimate subject for literature.

Front hinge cracked, else very good Edition: Jacket creased and slightly faded. Lawrence, Augustus John, and Nancy Cunard. Original orange cloth, lacking dust jacket. What I enjoy most about Point Counter Point though is not the play of intellectual ideas, nor the sophisticated banter, nor the philandering, and certainly not Huxley’s growing hunger for a spiritual replacement for Christianity.

First published inHuxley’s satiric view of intellectual life in the ’20s is populated with characters based on such celebrities as D. Or possibly indulging in one of those orgies although, says Huxley, wickedness becomes as routine and uninteresting as anything else after a while.

Point Counter Point offers great satirical portraits of D. It’s the ultimate novel of ideas. Modern Library’s Best Novels. So be careful, my dear. But essayistically spoken, both are gorgeously brilliant. The fornicator’s hatred of life in a new form. Sometimes the conversations are marvellous, like the rousing argument between a right-wing paramilitary leader and an upper-class scientist about phosphorus.

Reading it again, I realized that I had finished it.