Wickedly accurate portraits of Huxley's literary contemporaries in this novel of high-society misbehaviour
Aldous Huxley came to literary fame in 1921 with his first novel, Crome Yellow. With the novels Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves and Point Counter Point, Huxley quickly established a reputation for bright, brilliant satires that ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society. In later life, exploration of the inner life through mysticism and hallucinogenic drugs dominated Huxley's writing, including his first-person account of experiencing mescaline in The Doors of Perception. Aldous Huxley died in 1963.
Huxley's satire of 1920s intellectual life takes formal inspiration from classical music. (Oct.)
Published in 1928, Huxley's standard satirizes the intellectual life of the 1920s. This is currently the least expensive edition in print.
Huxley's style is at once dry and rich, intellectual and sensuous,
scholarly and romantic. Point Counter Point is extremely
funny with passages of rich and gorgeous farce * Observer *
As a piece of satire, often brilliant, sometimes wise, Point Counter Point is a monstrous exposure of a society which confuses pleasure with happiness, sensation with sensibility, mood with opinion, opinion with conviction and self with God * Guardian *