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Sexton, James

Overview
Works: 23 works in 77 publications in 1 language and 2,269 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Drama  Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Personal correspondence  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Commentator for written text, Creator
Classifications: PR6015.U9, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Sexton
Complete essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over his lifetime from 1894 to 1963, Aldous Huxley earned a reputation as one of the giants of modern English prose and of social commentary in our time. Best known for his novels, including Brave New World and Point Counter Point, Huxley was nonetheless very much at home in the essay form. Ranging from journalism to critical reviews to lierary, political, cultural, and philosophical reflections, these essays stand among the finest examples of the genre in modern literature. They also provide absorbing commentary on contmporary currents and events."--p. [2] of cover
Aldous Huxley : selected letters by Aldous Huxley( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aldous Huxley's letters offer an engaging encounter with one of the twentieth century's liveliest minds. Of the ten thousand letters Huxley wrote, only a fraction have previously been published. James Sexton's thoughtful selections, coming almost forty years after the first appearance of a volume of Huxley's letters, consists largely of letters the have never before been published, including many intimate items that were once considered too sensitive for publication. This new collection opens fresh perspectives in the personal and intellectual life of one of the giants of modern English prose and of social commentary of our time." "Some of the earliest Huxley letters movingly depict his courageous battle with almost total blindness and his resulting unfitness for service in the Great War. Later letters to his patroness, Lady Ottoline Morrell, demonstrate much of the brilliance that would soon gain Huxley an international reputation as one of his generations's major satirists." "Perhaps the most fascinating group of letters in this edition is the sparkling correspondence from Huxley to the Bloomsbury hostess Mary Hutchinson, reveling Aldous as a witty yet ardent lover. Other distinguished correspondents include H.L. Mencken, T.S. Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Clive Bell, and D.H. Lawrence. Numerous letters with exotic postmarks form a supplement to Huxley's great travel books such as Jesting Pilate and Beyond the Mexique Bay." "Gradually the letters reveal a shift from a young and cynical satirist in the 1920s to a more committed critic of fascism. By the mid-1930s Huxley emerges as a dedicated seeker of strategies to ensure peace, on both global and personal levels. The letters also provide plentiful insights into the London and New York theater scenes and vivid discussions of Hollywood's film industry, in which Huxley enjoyed success as a scriptwriter. In his later years his letters reflect his captivation with Eastern religions."--Jacket
Now more than ever by Aldous Huxley( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in 1932-1933 immediately after Huxley had completed Brave New World, Now More Than Ever is a response to the social, economic, and political upheavals of its time. Huxley's protagonist is an idealistic financier whose grandiose scheme for industrial renewal drives him to swindling and finally to suicide. His fate, which mirrors that of the notorious Swedish financier Ivar Kreuger, allows Huxley to expose the evils he perceives in free-market capitalism while pleading the case for national economic planning and the wholesale rationalization of Britain's industrial base."--Jacket
No man's land by Graham Greene( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission and return to the West. The result is a remarkable, psychologically charged exploration of fear and crossed frontiers. Author and playwright Graham Greene (1904-91) is best known for his works Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory, and The Heart of the Matter
Consider the lilies & other short fiction by Aldous Huxley( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldous Huxley's Hearst essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychedelic prophets : the letters of Aldous Huxley and Humphry Osmond( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was the author of nearly fifty books and numerous essays, best known for his dystopian novel Brave New World. Humphry Osmond (1917-2004) was a British-trained psychiatrist interested in the biological nature of mental illness and the potential for psychedelic drugs to treat psychoses, especially schizophrenia. In 1953, Huxley sent an appreciative note to Osmond about an article he and a colleague had published on their experiments with mescaline, which inspired an initial meeting and decade-long correspondence. This critical edition provides the complete Huxley-Osmond correspondence, chronicling an exchange between two brilliant thinkers who explored such subjects as psychedelics, the visionary experience, the nature of mind, human potentialities, schizophrenia, death and dying, Indigenous rituals and consciousness, socialism, capitalism, totalitarianism, power and authority, and human evolution. There are references to mutual friends, colleagues, and emin ent figures of the day, as well as details about both men's personal lives. The letters bear witness to the development of mind-altering drugs aimed at discovering the mechanisms of mental illness and eventually its treatment. A detailed introduction situates the letters in their historical, social, and literary context, explores how Huxley and Osmond first coined the term "psychedelic," contextualizes their work in mid-century psychiatry, and reflects on their legacy as contributors to the science of mind-altering substances. Psychedelic Prophets is an extraordinary record of a full correspondence between two leading minds and a testment to friendship, intellectualism, empathy, and tolerance. The fact that these sentiments emerge so clearly from the letters, at a historical moment best known for polarizing ideological conflict, threats of nuclear war, and the rise of post-modernism, reveals much about the personalities of the authors and the persistence of these themes in the modern world."
Complete essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays which were written by Aldous Huxley between 1930 to 1935
Complete essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth of six volumes collects essays that British social critic Huxley (1894-1963) wrote during a period that witnessed Germany's Anschluss with Austria, the Sudeten crisis, intensifying violence in the Spanish Civil War, Stalin's purges, Japan's invasion of China, and Mussolini's Ethiopian war. The collection includes all his published essays, in their latest version, and a selection of shorter reviews and brief occasional pieces
Complete essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters : [his personal and intellectual life, in letters - most of them published for the first time] by Aldous Huxley( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldous Huxley complete essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldous Huxley annual( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consider the lilies and Other short fiction by Aldous Huxley( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldous Huxley complete essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldous Huxley complete essays by Aldous Huxley( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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