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Reviews 30 'I felt something alive moving on my left leg I perceived it to be a human Creature not six inches high' Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous.
His subsequent encounte 'I felt something alive moving on my left leg His subsequent encounters - with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms and the brutish Yahoos - give Gulliver new, bitter insights into human behaviour.
Jul 01, · Known for being one of the most influential dystopian authors of all time, Aldous Huxley, who was a jack of all trades, created his magnum opus, Brave New World in , which was published a Reviews: K. In his work, most likely his most recent and last, Witness to a Century, Seldes gives his views as a a reporter who had interviewed a number of the movers and shakers of the early 20th century, including: Trotsky, Einstein, Freud, Lenin, Shaw, Roosevelt, Hover, . One will find a biography on Hugo's daughter, Adele Hugo, on this site. Huxley, Aldous () Huxley's early work was "witty, despairing evocations of society in the s," but his work in his later years, due to his feelings of mysticism, differed sharply; eventually he pursued various occult studies.
Swift's savage satire view mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified and finally bestial species, presenting us with an uncompromising reflection of ourselves.
This text, based on the first edition ofreproduces all its original illustrations and includes an introduction by Robert Demaria, Jr, which discusses the ways Gulliver's Travels has been interpreted since its first publication.
Jonathan Swift was a snarky, snarky bitch. This is certainly a classic that I believe people should read and experience for themselves outside of any required scholarly endeavors because I think that many of the ills, injustices and idiocies that Swift addresses in this novel are still, unfortunately, very relevant today.
While Swift is short on resolutions or ideas for improvement one of my disappointments he does a marvelous job of exposing the problems that he perceived as existing within the 18th Century world, most particularly England, and opening the door for a more expansive, popular discussion on these issues.
Kudos for that, Mr Swift. Everything from blind adherence to political ideologies or religious dogma, to ideological intolerance, to arbitrary social divisions and even the non-practical aspects of the rampant scientific explorations so in vogue at the time.
Few groups were spared from Swift's caustic lens and many of his attacks are vehement bordering on brutal. That is how such a work should be IMHO. Some of my personal favorites include: I can only imagine how this parody played out among the MP of England at the time.
One group break their eggs on the small end Small Endians and the other break their eggs on the large end Big Endians. They bury their dead with their heads directly downwards, because they hold an opinion that in eleven thousand moons they are all to rise again, in which period the earth which they conceive to be flat will turn upside down, and by this means they shall, at their resurrection, be found ready standing on their feet.
The learned among them confess the absurdity of this doctrine, but the practice still continues, in compliance to the vulgar.
When Swift is on his game, he is very, very effective. That the largest balls thus discharged, would not only destroy whole ranks of an army at once, but batter the strongest walls to the ground, sink down ships, with a thousand men in each, to the bottom of the sea, and when linked together by a chain, would cut through masts and rigging, divide hundreds of bodies in the middle, and lay all waste before them.
That we often put this powder into large hollow balls of iron, and discharged them by an engine into some city we were besieging, which would rip up the pavements, tear the houses to pieces, burst and throw splinters on every side, dashing out the brains of all who came near… The king was struck with horror at the description I had given of those terrible engines, and the proposal I had made.
Sorry for the long quote, but I thought that was a particularly moving passage. The first man I saw was of a meagre aspect, with sooty hands and face…[H]e has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.
Now I must drop some ice in the bath water. As much as there was to enjoy in this work, I was not as blown away by it as I would have liked to have been.
It was missing the ear-pleasing lyrical quality that I have come to expect when reading classic literature.Jul 01, · Known for being one of the most influential dystopian authors of all time, Aldous Huxley, who was a jack of all trades, created his magnum opus, Brave New World in , which was published a Reviews: K.
While Swift is short on resolutions or ideas for improvement (one of my disappointments) he does a marvelous job of exposing the problems that he perceived as existing within the 18th Century world, most particularly England, and opening the door for a more .
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20th century literature has given us some powerful works of fiction which suggest a variety of possible totalitarian futures: one thinks immediately of Orwell’s and Huxley’s Brave New World.
In his work, most likely his most recent and last, Witness to a Century, Seldes gives his views as a a reporter who had interviewed a number of the movers and shakers of the early 20th century, including: Trotsky, Einstein, Freud, Lenin, Shaw, Roosevelt, Hover, .
One can trace Wikipedia’s heritage back to this period, as seen most clearly in the writings of two 20th-century visionaries: Paul Otlet and H. G. Wells. §3 Paul Otlet and the Universal Bibliographic Repertory.