September Meet-up: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Please join me in September when we read something from the banned book list!  Hope to see you there! Carissa

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley- The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future — of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class. This powerful work of speculative fiction sheds a blazing critical light on the present and is considered to be Huxley's most enduring masterpiece.

Aldous Huxley [masked])- was an English writer and editor of Oxford Poetry. He interests included parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, and he is known in many academic circles as a leader of modern thought. He is the recipient of both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. His many works include Brave New World, Themes and Variations, and The Genius and the Goddess.

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  • Lucymarie R.

    Fun, but a little too many folks were there. But ... O wonder, how many goodly creatures were eating Monkey Fingers and drinking red wine. O, Trinculo .....

    1 · September 23

  • Carissa

    Thanks for the great discussions tonight! Very interesting read and a big shout out to our host Jeni! Thanks so much for leading the discussion!

    1 · September 23

  • Jeni

    Running a bit late :(

    September 23

  • Martha

    I really wanted to go to this, but haven't the time to finish reading so have to cancel. Have fun. I like your pix

    September 22

  • Lucymarie R.

    At 70 how I long for my first Pregnancy Substitute!

    Oh, wonder!
    How many goodly hormones are there here!
    How blissful manna is! O brave new world,
    That has such soma in ’t!

    2 · September 15

    • Carissa

      I wish I could take a soma holiday!

      1 · September 15

  • Brittany

    Sorry, I just don't have time to finish it!

    September 15

  • Julie L.

    I was really looking forward to this, but we've just decided to go out of town that week. Hope to see you all at the next one....

    September 10

  • Jeni

    LOVE this book! So excited to discuss with the group :)

    1 · August 2

    • Andrea P.

      Jeni, This was what I was mentioning the other day on Orwell's thought of the book Huxley used as his "model" for Brave New World. Comes from the wikipedia post on the book (not on Huxley).

      2 · September 9

    • Andrea P.

      George Orwell believed that Brave New World must be partly derived from the novel We by Yevgeny Zamyatin.[9] However, in a 1962 letter, Huxley says that he wrote Brave New World long before he had heard of We.[10] According to We translator Natasha Randall, Orwell believed that Huxley was lying.[11]

      1 · September 9

  • Katie

    Sorry, work event came up. See everyone next time!

    2 · September 8

    • Garrick S.

      Dam I will miss you. Next time I guess.

      September 9

  • Brittany

    And just out of curiosity, is this Meetup always at Spice Monkey, or are we allowed to propose other places as well?

    July 23

    • Carissa

      Hi Brittany, this is a casual group so yes, you are allowed to propose other places. However, we have met at other venues in the past but have settled on the SM since it best suits our needs. We need a large enough space where the acoustics are good, the prices are right, and the establishment welcomes our group every month. We also prefer a spot that is near Bart and is easy to park near.

      July 23

  • Brittany

    May I bring a +1?

    July 23

    • Carissa

      You may bring a +1 if there are slots open on the day of the event. For now, spots are reserved for book club members!

      July 23

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