Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

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A selective list of online literary criticism and analysis for the twentieth-century English novelist and essayist Aldous Huxley, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

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introduction & web sites

Mike Wallace interviews Aldous Huxley. In 1958, Huxley warns of the misuses of technology. Interviewed by a heavy-handed Mike Wallace, youtube video, 29 minutes.

"Aldous Huxley," The Art of Fiction No. 24. Paris Review 23 (Spring 1960).

"Aldous Huxley." An introduction to Huxley summarizes his novels and his themes. From Malcolm Bradbury, Essays in the State of the Novel (1973) [free at enotes].

Derbyshire, John. "What Happened to Aldous Huxley?" New Criterion 21, 6 (Feb. 2003) [questia subscription service, substantial preview].

Nordgren, Joe. "Aldous Huxley." A substantial introduction to Aldous Huxley, from the Literary Encyclopedia, 19 July 2005 [subscription service].

literary criticism

Beauchamp, Gorman. "Island: Aldous Huxley's Psychedelic Utopia." Utopian Studies 1, 1 (1990) pp 59-72 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Bentley, Joseph. "Huxley's Ambivalent Responses to the Ideas of D. H. Lawrence." Twentieth Century Literature 13, 3 (Oct. 1967) pp 139-53 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Buchanan, Brad. "Oedipus in Dystopia: Freud and Lawrence in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World." Journal of Modern Literature 25, 3/4 (Summer 2002) pp 75-89 [muse, substantial preview].

Enroth, Clyde. "Mysticism in Two of Aldous Huxley's Early Novels." Twentieth Century Literature 6, 3 (Oct. 1960) pp 123-32 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Matter, William W. "The Utopian Tradition and Aldous Huxley." Science Fiction Studies 2, 2 (July 1975) pp 146-51 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Meckier, Jerome. "Shakespeare and Aldous Huxley." Shakespeare Quarterly 22, 2 (Spring 1971) pp 129-35 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Sexton, James. "Aldous Huxley's Bokanovsky" [character in Brave New World]. Science Fiction Studies 16, 1 (March 1989) pp 85-9 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Schmerl, Rudolf B. "The Two Future Worlds of Aldous Huxley." PMLA 77, 3 (June 1962) pp 328-34 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Watt, Donald J. "The Criminal-Victim Pattern in Huxley's Point Counter Point." Studies in the Novel 2, 1 (Spring 1970) pp 42-51 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

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