but by moral cowardice, Anthony attempts to find a new way to live. Eyeless in Gaza is considered by many to be Huxley’s definitive work of fiction. Read more. The most obvious and disturbing feature of Eyeless In Gaza is the peculiar narrative scene or a brief episode, are disconnected, in the sense that Huxley does. Cet article propose une analyse du roman d’Aldous Huxley publié en , Eyeless in Gaza [La Paix des profondeurs]. L’objectif de l’étude est de montrer que.

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But, even though he lived well past the midpoint of the 20th century.

Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley

I can honestly recommend it to everyone. Having told Delilah the secret of his strength – that it depended buxley his hair remaining uncut – Samson was betrayed to his enemies the Philistines, and taken with a shorn head to be a slave in their city of Gaza. The only outcome of violence is more violence and even though love often causes confusion, disorientation, heart-break, and endless guilt, it is the only possible way to move forward.

A very good book, if slightly of its time. I was very surprised by Eyeless in Gaza. Anthony, one of the novels chief characters remains preoccupied with freedom throughout his life. Yes, I am referencing the dog that splattered.

Freedom and at the same time truth. In the end, in the last chapter Anthony realizes that every separate and individual being is one in a deep eyeldss of existence. Anthony Bevis is not a nice person. Preferring my philosophy in a more emotional style, I found Huxley’s ruminations a bit too much at times.

Nonetheless, Gzaa enjoyed the book more and more the further into it I got as I felt there was more depth to the characters and more narrative context in which to locate them. There are echoes of autobiographical detail written into some characters, the suicide of Brian Foxe seems to be an exorcism of Huxley’s own brother Trevenan, and the main character Anthony Beavis suffers his mother’s death, like Huxley himself. The story follows Anthony Beavis, an intelligent cynic whose perceived failings in life baza him on what seems like a hopeless quest to be “good”.

Vista which may have allowed for better interpretation, but only followed worse.


Huxley, in this light, is a master of deception: It is very intelligently built, bringing past events in the present, there are no corny characters, archetypes are absent I wouldn’t think of the doctor as archetype, as long as one may eyrless down his evolutionThe gazaa that had made life worth living all these months was precisely the pain of his bereavement.

As I mentioned, the end of the book is by far the most powerful section to me as Huxley, and the characters, try to make some sense of their lives and the experiences that have lead them to this point.

But by the end he does ni with such vehemence it’s as if you’re reading a different book altogether. Outside of these two, there is an interesting, if huzley greatly flawed, array of characters who pop in and out of the story. If you just want an enjoyable novel, an interesting plot, this is not your cup of teait is not a book to read on the plane to Miami. The chief example of this is Anthony Beavis, the protagonist who is based heavily on Huxley himself.


When a dog falls out of an airplane and covers him and his lover in blood, for example, he jokes about it instead of commiserating with her, and drives her away. In the end, the diary entries claim their rightful position: To ask other readers questions about Eyeless in Gazaplease sign up. As I already stressed, I loved reading all those philosophical passages, but maybe this novel would have profited by being just a little bit shorter?

A Forum on Fiction. The narrative rotates between 5 or so timelines and flips back to each periodically, like Moloch gleefully dealing Texas Hold’em.

Ultimately, I feel for this book because of the flicker of hope at the close, for an existence not driven by impulses of vanity, lust, a sense of entitlement from one’s intellectual gifts. Huxley’s bold, nontraditional narrative tells the loosely autobiographical story of Anthony Beavis, a cynical libertine Oxford graduate who comes of age in the vacuum left by World War I. Huxley decries such a chasm between real life and cloistered academicism, a split viewed in several huxleyy.

Multiplicity and i — The second deception. Wasserman describes it accordingly: He so believes in a pure, ideal version of love that he thinks any physical expressions of that love will tarnish it. I could only imagine the debates they had in real life.

Eyeless in Gaza (novel) – Wikipedia

It is very intelligently built, bringing past events in the present, there are no corny characters, archetypes are absent I wouldn’t think of the doctor as archetype, as long as one may trace down his evolutionthe charaters are alive and kicking He is sufficiently well off that he can peruse a comfortable and self-centered life style. Written in the lead up to WW2, context plays a big part, and the philosophy of pacifism is especially poignant.


There’s a sense in which people in a hall aren’t concrete. I also like the idea, probably more present in the first quote than the second, that what we think of the world is at least as much a reflection of our own internal lives than it is any objective reality. Bullying recalcitrant words to assume a certain pattern. In the end, the only word that is pictured by the novel and in the novel as a breakthrough is a breakthrough of Brian to Anthony:.

Really struggling to get half way into the book. Unity with all being.

Eyeless in Gaza

More important really than English poetry. The chronological gaps between the two can be huge or very short and what is remembered ranges from the obviously significant to the seemingly irrelevant, which all lends yet more mystery to the chimerical and ethereal character of memory! Initially, I felt so sorry for the poor boy left with only his peculiar, unemotional father after the death of his mother.

Or inaction, if you’re Anthony, preferring the role of spectator and judge: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. These two emotions that the author masterfully makes fun of and yet doesn’t succeed in completely avoiding sometimes felt out of place! I think Huxley was trying to dissect life from the inside out and outside in.

The personality of Anthony only makes sense in the dialogue between him and Brian: I do enjoy reading Huxley and it’s been to long since I read him last. Peace through liberation, for peace is achieved freedom.