After Many A Summer Dies the Swan

After Many A Summer Dies the Swan

eBook - 1993
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A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death has a personal physician who happens to be at work on a theory of longevity.
Publisher: Chicago : I.R. Dee, 1993
Edition: First Elephant paperback edition
ISBN: 9781461741350
1461741351
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (355 pages)

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" ' I could lie down like a tired child/ And weep away this life of care./ ' Lovely! But if they'd known how to clear up poor Shelley's chronic tuberculous pleurisy it would never have been written. Lying down like a tired child and weeping life away happens to be one of the most characteristic symptoms of chronic tuberculous pleurisy. And most of the other WELTSCHMERZ boys were either sick men or alcoholics or dope addicts. I could have prevented every one of them from writing as he did.' Dr. Obispo looked at Jeremy with a wolfish smile that was almost child-lke in its candour." " ' Il faut cultiver notre jardin was not the last word in human wisdom; at the best it was only the last but one.' " ' The "normalities" of Tartufe and Pecksniff; of the clergymen who can't keep away from schoolgirls, the cabinet ministers with a secret mania for handsome youths.' " this is what you get from any of Huxley's novels: he is critical of society's accepted shibboleths (truths). as such, he is the opposite of propaganda, and, since there are so many propagandists working as verbal artists, Huxley is valuable to us, just as is Orwell. He is an author of Ideas, not an author of Feeling (James), or Sensation ( Hemingway). He takes an overview, and is objective. I love him. And his tone. He is my imagined Uncle.

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