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Huxley Hotlinks: Aldous Huxley's Life and Works

Huxley Hotlinks: Aldous Huxley's Life and Works | Aldous Huxley and Brave New World | Scoop.it
Huxley on the Web
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Looking for further information about Huxley and Brave New World?

Then look no further... I don't think you will find a more comprehensive list than here. 

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Aldous Huxley : Brave New World

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life-long bliss isn't nearly as bad as it sounds
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Hmmm this is a very comprehensive look at Huxley's Brave New World - lots of hyperlinks to related concepts and requires some intense concentration too. 

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Island ( 1962 ) by Aldous Huxley

Island ( 1962 ) by Aldous Huxley | Aldous Huxley and Brave New World | Scoop.it
The Influences of Eastern Philosophies
in Aldous Huxley's Island

by Velma Lush

In his last major work, the Island, the evils that Aldous Huxley has been warning us about in his earlier works - over-population, coercive politics, militarism, mechanization, the destruction of the environment and the worship of science will find their opposites in the gentle and doomed Utopia of Pala. (Woodcock,18) Aldous Huxley used his books to explore his struggles against personal tragedy and to search for the meaning of human existence. His interest in eastern philosophies and mysticism began in the early twenties with the study of Blake and Bohme. His fascination with eastern religion was one of the reasons he departed on a world tour in 1925. The island of Pala is probably one of the islands of the Indonesian Archipelago. In Island, Huxley's portrayal of the Palanese beliefs demonstrate principles of Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism and Confucianism. The beliefs, values and struggles of a lifetime are combined to form this culmination of his life's work. ....
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A photo gallery of Aldous Huxley
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JFK, Aldous Huxley, and the Age of Paranoid Distraction

JFK, Aldous Huxley, and the Age of Paranoid Distraction | Aldous Huxley and Brave New World | Scoop.it
“ Image: a still from the Zapruder film; Flickr, CC In Brave New World Revisited, published in 1958, novelist and philosopher Aldous Huxley said that mass media deals more in distraction than what is either true or false.”
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This could be a little abstract for our purposes but worth reading anyway..
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Brave new world? Aldous Huxley and psychotropic drugs | OUPblog

Brave new world? Aldous Huxley and psychotropic drugs | OUPblog | Aldous Huxley and Brave New World | Scoop.it
By Richard J. Miller Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of the author Aldous Huxley. Huxley was celebrated for many things and his involvement with the culture of psychotropic drugs was certainly one his most famous, or perhaps infamous, associations.
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This blog entry examines Huxley's controversial use of psychotropic drugs.
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Aldous Huxley - Speech at UC Berkeley, The Ultimate Revolution 1962 - YouTube

Aldous Huxley - Speech at UC Berkeley, The Ultimate Revolution 1962 - YouTube | Aldous Huxley and Brave New World | Scoop.it
Well worth listening to.
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This speech goes for over an hour, but is intriguing to listen to the author himself and hear his "voice".
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Aldous Huxley: the prophet of our brave new digital dystopia

Aldous Huxley: the prophet of our brave new digital dystopia | Aldous Huxley and Brave New World | Scoop.it
John Naughton: CS Lewis may be getting a plaque.
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An article from The Guardian which examines Huxley's prophetic links with modern-day technological obsessions.
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Brave New World

Brave New World | Aldous Huxley and Brave New World | Scoop.it
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Here are some links to some extra "Huxley" sites. This started out as a 16 year old's website, but she is maintaining it now as an adult. 

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In the future, I’m right: Letter from Aldous Huxley to George Orwell over 1984 novel sheds light on their different ideas

In the future, I’m right: Letter from Aldous Huxley to George Orwell over 1984 novel sheds light on their different ideas | Aldous Huxley and Brave New World | Scoop.it
“ The enlightening letter penned by Huxley at his California home in 1949 reveals the two men disagreed about how the world would change (Aldous Huxley letter to George Orwell over 1984 sheds light on their different ideas”
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Aldous Huxley and George Orwell had very different ideas about the future - read about it here.
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Video SparkNotes: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World summary

“ Check out Aldous Huxley's Brave New World Video SparkNote: Quick and easy Brave New World synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes i...”
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SparkNotes - for a basic summary and guide, analysis.
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Aldous Huxley’s LSD Death Trip

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“ Aldous Huxley put himself forever on the intellectual map when he wrote the dystopian sci-fi novel Brave New World in 1931. (Listen to Huxley narrating a dramatized version here.”
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You can listen to Huxley reciting a dramatised version of Brave New World.
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Aldous Huxley interviewed by Mike Wallace : 1958 (Full) - YouTube

Aldous Huxley interviewed by Mike Wallace : 1958 (Full) - YouTube | Aldous Huxley and Brave New World | Scoop.it
Aldous Huxley shares his visions and fears for this brave new world.
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A 1958 interview with Aldous Huxley....
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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - Dystopia or Utopia? - YouTube

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - Dystopia or Utopia? - YouTube | Aldous Huxley and Brave New World | Scoop.it
Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley and published in 1932. Set in London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. in the book), the novel anticipates dev...
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This is the full length movie (over 3 hours) - you. MAY have the time to watch it.
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