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John Rivers, un giovane scienziato, diventa l’assistente del premio Nobel Henry Maartens. Invitato a vivere con la famiglia di Maartens, Rivers si ritrova attratto da Katy, la bellissima moglie del grande scienziato, e diventa oggetto del desiderio della figlia adolescente Ruth, che cerca invano di sedurlo. Rivers ricompone i frammentati ricordi di questa drammatica esperiJohn Rivers, un giovane scienziato, diventa l’assistente del premio Nobel Henry Maartens. Invitato a vivere con la famiglia di Maartens, Rivers si ritrova attratto da Katy, la bellissima moglie del grande scienziato, e diventa oggetto del desiderio della figlia adolescente Ruth, che cerca invano di sedurlo. Rivers ricompone i frammentati ricordi di questa drammatica esperienza, ritrovando tra le pieghe del passato una storia più insensata e vera di qualsiasi romanzo, e pagine di vita da raccontare a un amico la notte di Natale."Tutti sono morti eccetto me, e io vivo un tempo in prestito. Se rimetto a posto i ricordi, sono un fantasma che parla di fantasmi. E comunque, è la vigilia di Natale: una storia di fantasmi è piuttosto appropriata. Oltre a questo, tu sei un vecchio amico e anche se tu mettessi tutto in un romanzo, cambierebbe qualcosa?"...

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Number of Pages : 109 Pages
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Il genio e la dea Reviews

  • Scribble Orca
    2018-10-31 12:41

    I am sitting here with a USB stick I have just received from Australia, compliments of my mother, on which she has painstakingly copied hundreds of files from the floppy disks of my youth, amongst which I am convinced lies the key to my writerly fame and fortune.(The last said very much tongue in cheek - not that I'm not convinced, just that I'm a fool. For thinking that either the files are readable - most are not, we're talking files that pre-date even MS DOS - or that fame and fortune await if I even manage to open the blighters.)This book...this book...I read in Mozambique, in love and in lust and completely, absurdly infatuated with my delinquent, mendicant lifestyle and utterly terrified by the sneaking suspicion that it would sooner or later end in disaster (I suppose you could say it did, or it didn't, depending on which end of the conformity-to-convention spectrum you choose to sit).Since I can't remember tiny iota of what Huxley wrote, other than that his words left me profoundly shaken as well as stirred, here are the collected quotations I stored and today managed to resurrect....Oh yes, and you can poke fun at my out-of-date (like the files) method of quoting, as well."...the muses are the daughters of memory.". The Genius and the Goddess p. 9."...there's only one solution...l-o-v-e. Or if you prefer, the decent obscurity of the learned languages, agape, caritas, mahakaruna.". Ibid., p. 24."What a gulf between impression and expression!...our ironic fate - to have shakespearean feelings...the pure lyrics of experience [transmuted] into the verbal equivalents of tripe and hogwash.". Ibid., p. 36."...husbands: insupportable, but worth it....[?]...". Ibid., p. 43."...anger translates too well to lust, and sorrow surrenders to sensuality.". Ibid., p. 91."...morality is simply the systematic use of bad language.". Ibid., p. 94."...the divine was...in the nocturnal apocalypses of love...". Ibid., p. 98."What's lemonade? Something you make out of lemons. And what's a crusade? Something you make out of crosses...". Ibid., p. 102."...neither a methodist nor a masochist be.". Ibid., p. 103"...the inner predestination of temperament and character...[and] the predestination of events...". Ibid., p. 115.Clearly, I shall to have read this again.

  • Jim
    2018-10-29 07:26

    Aldous Huxley was at one time one of my favorite writers, about three or four decades ago. I still love reading him, because I never know when I will turn a corner and suddenly encounter myself as a young man. That young man was impressed by sheer portentousness, by the introduction of philosophical elements in essays and fiction.Now I see that Huxley was a dualist, deeply torn between the intellect and man's animal nature. This comes out most particularly in Brave New World, and also to a large extent in The Genius And The Goddess, that strange short novel about love.John Rivers is a young scientist who idolizes Nobel-Prize-winning scientist Dr. Henry Maartens, and jumps at the chance to not only work with him, but to join his household, including his Goddess-like wife Katy and children Tim and Ruth. Rivers puts Katy on a pedestal, but circumstances bring her to his bed when Maartens is ailing and the children are staying with a relative. Alternately crushed and ecstatic, Rivers finally comes out of his funk; and circumstances take an odd turn, leaving him to wonder at this early encounter late in his life.I will continue to read Huxley and like him, but he is no longer the guru I once thought of him as being when I myself was equally torn and conflicted about love, wondering whether it would ever "happen" to me. It did, and continues to do so; but the experience is much more complex and mixed than I would ever have predicted. NOTE: I re-read this book in September 2015. Although I knew I had read it, I had forgotten when; but I like reading Huxley so much that I just read it again.

  • Heidi Liu
    2018-11-06 12:37

    A brief attempt at capturing human ecstasy - Huxley captures the difference between loving out of obligation and involuntary adoration. As much as we try to create the person we are and are to become, the deep-rooted elements of our personalities develop subconsciously and beyond our control. This novel may be short but is a holistic exploration of sensuality and sexuality and freedom and containment from the perspective of a man who tries to be more than just a man. Most quotable book, like, ever.

  • SashaMizaree (Reviews)
    2018-11-08 08:33

    This book had a Lolita feel, only in reverse. You will see what I mean when you read it.The major themes, as far as i remember as this was a while ago, are the results of a sheltered lifeand dedicating oneself to education alone, neglecting personal experience. It is also about doingeverything in order to please someone else, namely your parents. I have never read anyone describe a sex scene in such a manner, but it is to be expected.

  • William Aicher
    2018-10-30 09:22

    Absolutely loved this book. Beautiful examination of what it means to be human. Has taken the place as my favorite book I've ever read.

  • Ruby Madden
    2018-10-27 09:39

    I love it when I accidentally stumble upon a piece of literary treasure that leaves me changed, for the better, in having read it.Huxley manages to capture the Grace of a Goddess, her husband, a Genius, the dynamics of their family unit and household and the unsuspecting guest (John Rivers) who is invited into their world and lives. Told conversationally and in recollection over the course of one evening, we learn of the impact made to John Rivers' life and universe when he experiences love, passion and devotion to a woman-embodied goddess being.Layers of delirious and delicious insight pour forth from Huxley's writing, leaving you tickled, delighted, bemused, charmed and awed. This story has some truly funny moments with richly developed characters you will miss once the novella is done.Don't deny yourself another moment, Huxley fan or not. If you appreciate a bit of philosophical brain-candy that tugs at the heart-strings of emotion and epiphany, then purchase this treasure by a literary giant today.

  • Phrodrick
    2018-11-16 04:28

    Aldous Huxley’ The Genius and the Goddess at 168 pages is more of a novella than a novel. It is tightly written without being spare. Narrator John Rivers tell the story of how he matured from a narrow hyper religious man child a modern man aware of but with no answers to the complexities of the larger world. This is intelligent writing. It respects the reader who is ultimately asked to judge the speaker who is not able to resolve the moral conflict thrust upon him. Highly recommended.In Huxley’s more successful and more highly regarded novel: Eyeless in Gaza, Huxley creates tightly wound spiritually too pure, momma’s boy who becomes the foil of a spoiled and selfish narrator. In this much shorter novel we begin with a man child of the same outlook and over-dependence on his mother, who learns to be more than a priggish momma’s boy.John Rivers leaves graduate school to become an assistant to the brilliant genius Professor Henry Marteens. He is invited into the Marteen’s house and into the lives of the entire family. Initially he seems to be little more than an observer of this odd if highly intelligent family and handily deals with the teen-age daughter of the of house who develops a huge crush on John..Except… Except he falls into a passionate if remote, unspoken love of his hostess Mrs. Kathey Marteens; The Goddess of our story. With these few characters, Huxley will create a moral dilemma that will teach John that the simple homilies of his youth and the certainties of philosophy do not properly equip a young man for the world.Appended to the book is a short biography of Aldus Huxley, an essay giving his beliefs in the fashions of love, and a 2 page list of his book titles.

  • Cristina
    2018-10-19 07:37

    Am zis ca e timpul sa incep sa scriu cat mai repede despre romanele pe care le termin, altminteri se aduna prea multe, si e posibil sa uit amanunte relativ importante despre subiectele lor.E prima mea incercare cu domnul Huxley, desi am fost in scurta posesie si a Minunatei lume noi, asta-vara, dar n-am avut rabdarea necesara sa o parcurg. Intr-un fel, imi pare rau, dar, la acea vreme, traversam o perioada intr-atat de proasta incat chiar nu prea aveam chef de lectura, daramite de vreun fel de poveste SF. [genul asta-mi pune tot timpul probleme, in sensul ca-mi vine destul de greu sa-mi imaginez chestii care nu exista in realitate, sau care n-ar avea o baza solida in legi de logica, gravitatie si alte dintr-astea]Geniul si zeita e o carte foarte fluenta, a carei actiune se desfasoara pe parcursul unei singure zile, in cadrul unei conversatii dintre cineva [un personaj care nu are nume, dar caruia nici nu-i trebuie, pentru ca nu-i vine decat un singur merit - de a intretine conversatia cu personajul principal] si fizicianul John Rivers, care evoca momentele petrecute in casa unui celebru om de stiinta, Henry Maartens, o minte minunata, si a sotiei sale, Katy, o reala zeita.Romanul mi-a placut in special datorita ciudateniei sale - incepand cu relatia pe care John o intretine de la distanta cu fiica familiei, Ruth (care, daca la debutul romanului are o predilectie aproape bolnava fata de sadism si o teama patologica fata de orice, oricat, cata vreme e infricosator, mai tarziu ajunge sa se intoxice cu pseudo-sentimentele nutrite fata de ucenicul de 27 de ani, si care o conduc spre gesturi cu repercusiuni dezastruoase), si terminand cu relatia extrem de apropiata pe care John o are cu mater familias, Katy [O femeie, de altfel, din punctul meu de vedere, destul de confuza - face o alegere extrem de proasta, de a se casatori cu un om, intr-adevar, genial, dar care, in afara de creieri nu prea are ce sa-i ofere, astfel incat se vede nevoita sa-si inghita si sa-si ascunda patima si inflacararea care o caracterizeaza, atat in pat, cat si in societate, iar asta pe termen lung].Alt lucru pe care l-am apreciat este reprezentat de trimiterile multiple la tot felul de carti de psihanaliza, literatura sau alte de-astea, deci as putea spune ca e scrisa intr-un mod destul de istet, desi e, asa cum am spus si mai sus, extrem de fluenta - se citeste ca de la sine.John Rivers e un personaj, la randu-i, oarecum bizar, mai ales din cauza mediului din care provine - cu o mama extrem de bigota, care nu-l invata mai nimic altceva decat sa creada in Domnul [imi rasuna frenetic, in ureche, pe parcursul descrierii ei, sintagma "Praise Our Lord Jesus"], asa ca tanarul ajunge la aproape 30 de ani fara nici un fel de experienta..nu zic sexuala, dar nici macar nu cred ca sarutase pe cineva, pana la acel moment. Pentru un fizician poate n-o fi mare pierdere [desi parerea mea e ca pentru orice categorie de om, fie muncitor necalificat, fie Einstein-like, e o anume tragedie sa nu fi sarutat o fata pana la 27-28 de ani], sau pentru majoritatea [!?] - Liviu, sa stii ca nu stiu cum sunt fizicienii, dar cred ca au si ei necesitati la fel ca toti ceilalti oameni -, dar, cu siguranta, adevarata viata a lui Rivers incepe in casa Maartens. Aici invata ce inseamna sa fii urat cu indarjire pentru a nu fi impartasit iubirea cuiva [de catre Ruth], ignorat cu desavarsire, intr-o maniera, totusi, respectuoasa [de catre micutul Timmy - in opinia mea, singurul om realmente normal din familie], dorit pentru necesitati strict fiziologice [de catre Katy], si apreciat de la distanta [de catre Henry, care-l utilizeaza pentru mai orice, si care i se destainuie, la un moment dat - alt esec interuman... sa-i povestesti ucenicului tau despre ce suspiciuni ai in legatura cu nevasta-ta, cum ca te-ar insela.].Nu stiu ce s-a inteles din ce-am scris eu aici.. Orisicat, romanul mi-a placut.

  • Venky
    2018-10-19 05:25

    Yet another devastating masterpiece by one of the greatest writers of out time. "The Genius and The Goddess" is vintage Huxley at his desolate best! A scarring tragedy where impiety jousts with instinct, petulance grapples with philosophy and rationality loses out to ravishing lust. A young and talented John Rivers arrives at the family home of the eccentric albeit enormously gifted Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henry Maartens after accepting an offer to be his laboratory and teaching assistant. The Maartens family, a dysfunctional coexistence of the Professor himself; his rapturously beautiful wife Katy; their adolescent daughter Ruth; her younger sibling Timmy and the resourceful housekeeper, Beulah take to Rivers like a duck takes to water and forbid him from seeking external accommodation. The reticent Rivers, whose only constant exposure to human feelings has been the company of his intensely devout Christian mother, initially taken aback by the overwhelming outpouring of affection. However the warmth of the Maartenses envelopes Rivers and he contentedly becomes an integral member of the hyperactive family. However a cascading chain of events that ultimately culminates in John Rivers having an illegitimate and raging affair with Katy Maartens, shatters the former's inner peace, quiet and conscience. How both Rivers and Katy assuage, reconcile and remedy this unpardonable sin forms the heart and core of the book.This tumultuous collision between the pure Christian values of John Rivers and the carnal passions of Katy Maartens is also revealing of the opinions nursed by Huxley on religion, rebellion and reason. The book reads as though Huxley both condones as well as confirms the outrageous extramarital tryst embarked upon by Katy, in the complete knowledge that the outcome of such a dangerous and despicable dalliance might invariably be an acrimonious and ugly dissolution of not only a marriage but the very happiness of an entire family. Huxley's work is fraught with questions and justifications. it represents the tug and pull of character against primeval urgings. Huxley coalesces sex and spirituality to concoct a unique blend of irrational rationality. There is an essence of agreement surrounding vehement disapproval and an act of impropriety is balanced by a notion of inevitability. "The Genius and The Goddess" will provoke more than pacifying. The book will evoke feelings of rage, passion, pity and pithy. Empathy and remorse will be the reader' strange bedfellows. John River is emblematic of both hate and hope; evil and benign. Huxley ultimately leaves it to his reader to make the final choice of either to approve or disapprove the contradictory act of John Rivers. And although it took a great deal of time and caused a great degree of tension, I made mine.Now it is your turn to choose!

  • Kelly Gkountani
    2018-11-11 10:22

    First thought as I closed this book: "I need to read this again."The theories were a bit tiring to read in the way they were fitted into the story. (It always shows when a non-fiction writer writes fiction, eg. Carl Sagan in "Contact".) Once the story started moving and the large theories gave way (a bit), it became more interesting. The story itself, universal and timeless, is plain and simple in the sense of every-day normality, no unnaturally dramatic twists or peculiar events. Even the awe-striking closure is hardly outside the sphere of normality. But the emotional depth of the characters make it very interesting. They are so well-developed that you feel a growing understanding of them page by page. As a reader you sympathise with all of them and by the time you finish the book you feel as intimate with them as if you are a member of the family.(view spoiler)[- The genius and his parasitic personality, always fixed on absorbing another's energy.- The goddess who sinned in action but not really in essence.- The unwitting and vulnerable youth who has the experience of passion thrown upon him.- The sin that is blurred between black and white.- The punishment for both sinners: death for the seducing "Eve" and eternal guilt for the seduced raw boy being the only one left who knows the truth. - And, of course, the element than any tragedy will demand: the innocent victim. (hide spoiler)]Overall, it is the study of a sin. However justified by the very human nature of those involved, it is a sin committed nonetheless, therefore a sin to be punished for, a sin to inflict pain and take its toll. It is a book I enjoyed reading and will definitely read again as there is a lot to be gained from the characters every time you return. I will certainly recommend it to anyone with an interest in studying human nature and will not be disappointed by the lack of apparent physical action.

  • Brian
    2018-10-31 08:29

    beautiful book--huxley does a fantastic job of portraying the life of a young man and his growth over so eloquently and beautifully. because the whole story is told by the perspective of a young man recalling past events, it paints a wonderful image of the speaker's almost posthumous recollection of events. this also does a fantastic job of providing suspense in the subtlest way--the reader is kept at the edge of his seat wanting to know what comes next but also given the peace of mind that everything has already happened. overall, fantastic book and i expect to be reading it many more times in the near future.

  • Denz
    2018-10-26 05:36

    За щастие няма много общо с "Прекрасния нов свят", за която авторът сам признава, че би преработил, но се е сдържал. Пълна с референции, благодаря на преводача за уловените и обяснените, особено ми хареса тази за "блудния син, току що завърнал се от странстванията си и диетата на рожкове". Съвсем в началото съм, но цялото описание на влизането на Ривърс в дома на Маартенс ме хвана за яката. Дано се появят и онези цинични нотки, заради които препрочитах преди години няколко пъти "Имението Кроум".

  • Matthew
    2018-11-11 12:35

    A psychoanalytic character study that finds its greatest achievements in moments of brute clarity, when the dross of the language of intellectual deconstruction, which the protagonist scorns and yet cannot help but use to explore the past, present and future, is cleared away to reveal the raw, naked emotions of fear, jealousy, and shame.

  • Paul
    2018-11-13 07:31

    This is a rather short novella easily read in a single, highly enjoyable sitting. Over the course of less than 100 pages Huxley develops a very gripping tale of forbidden love and lust and delves deeply into human nature. This work is much more successful than his much-more-often-touted Crome Yellow at establishing character and exposing and exploring human passions and foibles.

  • Devi
    2018-10-23 04:21

    Ich fand diesen Huxley Roman mehr als gelungen. Ich hätte nicht gedacht, dass es sich so gut lesen lassen würde (nachdem ich die Schöne Neue Welt nach ein paar Seiten bei Seite legte) ... Huxley zeigt in diesem Buch Humor, Witz, schräge Charakterstudien und noch nen Plot, den ich mochte.

  • Andreea
    2018-11-13 12:39

    Very intense book. It mixes so well philosophy, psychology, remarkable characters that get stuch in your memory, out of the ordinary destinies...

  • Nicoleta
    2018-11-12 10:32

    Inspirată de un citat din carte, care e notat și în quotes aferente acestei cărți în Goodreads, citat despre consolările filosofiei, tot ce aș spune despre carte se poate rezuma în 3 cuvinte: e tare, frate.

  • LaurenAddicott
    2018-10-25 04:32

    This short novel was my first return to Huxley since studying his canonical dystopian text Brave New World, which, admittedly, put me off for a few years. But The Genius and the Goddess is a far cry from Huxley's straight-talking and somewhat laboured illustration of false utopia, which may not be a surprise since it is 24 years its senior. Despite the very traditional choice of narrative structure, oral storytelling, and the fact that this text is effectively a soapbox for Huxley's opinions on love, sex, God, death (and all the good, chewy stuff in between) this book is often so surprisingly modern in sentiment and tone that I repeatedly flicked back to the copyright page in spite of myself!In fact, I adored this book. It's written with a lyricism and wisdom that will have you simultaneously picking up the pen to underline and scrawl in the margins, and throwing the pen down in despair that you will never be able to capture anything as well as Huxley captures these experiences of grief or lust or teenage angst. Read it, covet it. Attempts to copy exceptional quotes may result in a shortage of paper and a sore writing hand.

  • Valentina
    2018-10-16 08:30

    Esta obra nada tiene que ver con el estilo, género y temática de la conocida Un mundo feliz. Es una aproximación filosófica y psicológica a temas como el amor, el placer, las experiencias, el deseo, el arte y la ciencia con una prosa ingeniosa y divertida. A pesar de su estructura convencional (un personaje le cuenta la historia en orden cronológico a otro), y de que la historia en sí no terminó de seducirme, reconozco que tiene muy buenos momentos y que marqué varios pasajes durante la lectura. Os dejo dos de ellos:"En silencio, un acto es un acto. Si lo expresamos en palabras y lo discutimos, se convierte en un problema ético, en un casus belli, en origen de una neurosis". "¡Qué abismo entre impresión y expresión! Ahí está la ironía de nuestro destino: tener sentimientos shakesperianos y hablar de ellos como vendedores de automóviles. Practicamos la alquimia al revés: tocamos oro y lo convertimos en plomo; tocamos la lírica pura de la experiencia y la convertimos en los equivalentes verbales de mondongo y bazofia".

  • Abbi
    2018-10-25 05:41

    I have such a soft spot for vintage romance novels. The language in them is so much more capable of conveying adoration, so it really tugs on the heart strings. Whatever negativity I had been harbouring about Huxley's writing since reading Brave New World, this book dissipated it. The writing was rich with feeling and flair - it wasn't so obnoxious and correct that it didn't seem like a story was being told by one character to another, but was stylistic enough for me to notice and therefore admire. I thought the occasional comments and questions from the narrator did add to the experience of a story being told - the reader is an outsider, but the detachment does work. The religious overtones were interesting - I always find themes of love/sex and religion work well together, so this was unsurprising. For me, the standout plot point in this piece was Ruth's relationship with John, rather than Katy's. The teenage angst, jealousy, exploration of love and sex at that age - all great. Short but sweet.

  • Shamim E. Haque
    2018-10-28 06:31

    Well, I picked this up for only RS 100 as a second hand book from a Mirza Ghalib Street hole in the wall second hand book shop in Kolkata, India. I thought it was too expensive as a paper back that originally sold only for 35 US cents back in 1956. The book was in a dilapidated condition and as I read it the brittle paper of the binding came loose. But what a rewarding read it was!! I enjoyed every page and every paragraph. Huxley is a genius. Full of insight and accurate observations on the plight and misery of the human condition, that's Huxley! This book was written when Huxley was in an advanced age, yet it had much of the magic that I had experienced earlier when I read Point Counter Point- in 1996. I felt thankful to the old book seller who sold this to me. I wonder if this is still in print.

  • Adelina Gabriela
    2018-11-10 11:38

    Personajele care au cel mai mare impact asupra cititorului sunt Katy şi Ruth. Katy, femeia puternică la exterior, dar neîmplinită pe plan spiritual îşi înşală soţul, geniul care o iubeşte atât de mult încât se îmbolnăveşte din cauza ei, cu portejatul acestuia. John Rivers pare incapabil să se opună şi, nutrind pentru această "zeiţă" o dragoste platonică la început, carnală spre final, atrage gelozia lui Ruth, fiica familiei Maartens.Pe măsură ce Ruth îşi diversifică lecturile şi survin schimbările adolescentine, iubirea pe care i-o respinge John se transformă în ură îndreptată către bărbat şi mama ei. Povestea se sfârşeşte tragic, cu moartea celor două în prim-plan, fiind (pentru mine, cel puţin), singurul fapt imprevizibil din roman. De altfel, Huxley nu se remarcă cu nimic special, pornind de la adulterul din familia Maartens pentru a face generalizări şi a clasifica oamenii.

  • Vyara
    2018-11-01 12:33

    "Разказвайки за случилото се преди тридесет години, Джон Ривърс осъзнава, че то е променило живота му изцяло. Вмъкнатите в разказа му размишления за съдбата, живота, смъртта и всичко останало, превръщат книгата "Геният и богинята" не в поредната клиширана любовна историята, а в един философски разговор за вечните неща. Неща, до които всички ние се сблъскваме рано или късно..." --- http://vyarareads.blogspot.com/2012/1...

  • Melissbian
    2018-10-19 10:30

    Of course the adulterous woman dies for her crimes, and the conniving young girl dies as well for...well, for being savvy to the (male) main characters's deceits. Language is beautiful, but the plot is lazy. Severely lazy.

  • Beatlezu
    2018-11-13 10:29

    !Tengo que leer todo lo que haya escrito Huxley! OMG hagan una película de este libro plis plis plis.

  • Raluca Colac
    2018-10-21 10:19

    Ea era o zeita care se prabusise si-si gasea drumul inapoi spre Olimp pe calea senzualitatii.

  • Julianna Crisanti
    2018-10-30 07:38

    Brilliant story-telling, captivating deep characters, and a great read. I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars; he really knows how to write characters in a way that you know exactly why they did what they did or said what they said because of their past and detailed but at the same time simple character development. I am a huge fan of Brave New World, and look forward to reading more Huxley in the future.

  • Walter Anthos
    2018-11-06 05:18

    Aldous Huxley's The Genius And The Goddess was interesting to the point that I read it cover to cover in one day. Its language and plot was deep, thoughtful, and moving. Huxley has amazed me yet again with this terrific work of literature. Whoever is fond of the fiction of the late Mr. Aldous Leonard Huxley would be advised to pick up a copy of this book. I had absolutely no trouble whatsoever focusing on every last word contained in The Genius And The Goddess.

  • Scherzo
    2018-11-02 08:34

    alles verganglichen, gleichnisSi está usted lo bastante acostumbrado al mondongo y la bazofia que nos sirven los que moldean la opinión pública, tendrá a contaminar sus impresiones en la misma fuente; recreará el mundo a la imagen de sus propias nociones y, desde luego, sus propias nociones son las de todos los demás. Pero la poesía original está siempre ahí; siempre- insistió.

  • Lucas
    2018-11-08 05:19

    Huxley refers to the Pickwick Papers in more than one novel, and its proto-Freudian tinge colors several more. Of course, he is not too logical or lockstep with the worldview, any more than Dickens, but a completely Freudian viewpoint would not make for a novel. Divine causes and effects cannot be eliminated, but they hardly require preachers either.