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Luther was serious, Luther was reality — like the Great War. Finally with the risk of yelow a little superficial I must end with Fitzgerald’s last words where he states to: Reading it today was an altogether different experience inasmuch as all that changes my life has undergone during the intervening decades.

The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are treated separately under American literature,…. Turns out this is just a bit of fun, but so clever and observant that it deserves to buxley in the minor canon.

That meaning derived from mere experiences can outlast the coldness of rationalism.

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

And there’s a yelow about a pack of hunting dogs except all of the dogs are pugs. There are several well written scenes, including a touching oral history of a dwarf forefather given by one of CY’s many characters – and the County Fair scene with Scogan as a fortune teller is a favorite. This edition has both books but I will review “Mortal Coils” under that title. Scogan also hints about the possibility of a future of birthing humans in test-tubes – an early foreshadowing to “Brave New World” which would be chrme 12 years after CY.

Europe followed Luther and embarked on a century and a half of war and bloody persecution. The novel is impeccable in its writing and so absorbing it feels like more like an amuse-bouche than anything else; each chapter is a live moment of brilliance but chromf it is substantial enough to feel deeply important. Nov 26, Sara G rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Why do I call it quirky?


Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

Scogan, a prophetic middle-aged man who guesses with alarming accuracy the type of novel that Denis is trying to write and which is basically the book Huxley does not want “Crome Yellow” to becomecausing Denis to swear-off the book entirely. Scogan in same rant: I decided on reading “Crome Yellow” and “Mortal Coils” now because I had bought this Kindle edition years ago and thought it was time to see more of Huxley’s writing.

With language he created a whole new universe; what wonder if he loved words and attributed power to them! It is no surprise that Huxley’s work influenced the writings of his contemporaries like Waugh and Arlen.

The characters are not very likeable, and they are, for the most part, mentally detached from anything that would seem “real” to everyday folks. It takes place in a place called Crome. Is it a reference to a color of oil paint? There are other quirky characters like Scogan who has his ideas how society should run. They spend most of their time eating, drinking, and holding forth on their personal intellectual conceits. It I downloaded this ages ago to my Kindle, along with many other titles from the “” list, and by the time I happened to select it, I had entirely forgotten what it was about.

We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Not to mention that science-fiction after all is a social commentary; and is a country-house party, where leaving is almost impossible, not too dissimilar to a nightmarish dystopia? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Scogan, his approach to social change seems quite likely to be the only one that will work in the modern age.

Huxley macht keinen Hehl daraus, dass Denis ein ironisiertes Alter Ego ist, mit dem er nicht sehr nachsichtig umgeht. It’s the Great Gatsby of the United Kingdom, a novel entrenched in s high society lifestyles, of dinner parties huxleh estates. To be sure, the book was entertaining, but I had kept this expectation since high school that there must be something special about the book.


Denis knew the names of those stations by heart.

Crome Yellow

Because of an illness when he was a teenager, Aldous Huxley was almost completely blind. Views Read Edit View history. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. He was in the mood to write something rather exquisite and gentle and quietist in tone; something a little droopy and at the same time – how should he put it? He is bowed down with melancholy thought; he carries the whole weight of the universe upon his shoulders.

Huxley’s first novel, while a bit chunky here and there, is a fun read for anyone who loves the wit and eccentricity of the times.

He thought of Anne, of love hopeless and unattainable. I had no idea going into “Crome Yellow” what was in store for me and would I like it. But there is much more to Aldous Huxley ‘s novelette than Dennis. Now I am thinking of re-reading his novels, stories, and essays; and I have just ordered a collection of his letters. In Arnim’s novel several females come together and find common feelings and friendships, whereas as in Huxley’s story you have a get together of family and friends but there is kind of a disconnect.

I actually enjoyed it and when I thought of it on the whole it was quite a quirky gem.

His contrast between the comedic and the tragic is both meaningful and universal. Preview — Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley. Please try again later.

As he remarks, ” words have power “.

This is Huxley’s first published work, written in his mid-twenties, just after the First World War. Several of my friends read Crome Yellow when I was in high school. Although the “plot” consists simply of a sequence of events intended to amuse the holiday guests, the result is a very entertaining satire of the leisurely class of post-WWI England.