At a glance:
- Author: Nicholas Murray
- First Published: 2002
- Type of Work: Literary biography
- Time of Work: 1894-1963
- Setting: Great Britain, Italy, France, and Southern California
- Characters: Aldous Huxley, Maria Nys Huxley
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: 1950's, 1960's, North America or North Americans, United States or Americans, Twentieth century, Authors or writers, Europe or Europeans, Literature, Social issues, 1940's, 1910's, 1920's, 1930's, California, West, U.S., Spiritual life or spirituality, Novelists, Drugs, Metaphysics, Western Europe or western Europeans, Great Britain, Counterculture, Pacifism, Hallucinogens, 1900's
- Locales: France, Southern California, Italy, Great Britain
Aldous Huxley was a culture hero to three generations. For baby boomers coming of age in the 1960’s, he was one of the figures who appeared on the cover of the Beatles 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the man who coined the word “psychedelic” and whose book The Doors of Perception (1954), describing his mescalin experiences, inspired rock singer Jim Morrison to name his band the Doors. Those coming of age in the 1930’s knew Huxley as one of the leading pacifists in England, the moral conscience of that nation. For members of his own...
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