Tag: Aldous Huxley
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Aldous Huxley, born on the 26th of July, 1894, is best remembered for the science fiction work Brave New World. Although Brave New World is considered one of the great works of dystopian fiction, its 1932 publication sets it long before the popularity of the term ‘dystopia’ (John Stuart Mill did use the noun ‘dys-topians’ […]more
You may be familiar with that old joke: what is the longest word in the English language? Smiles – there is a mile between s and s! Well, those of us in the know would cite the supposed lung disease pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis as the longest word in English, and that certainly isn’t something to smile about. […]more
So far as I know the whole of English fiction has only one character who works for the Oxford English Dictionary. In Aldous Huxley’s Eyeless in Gaza we see John Beavis at breakfast, with an unappreciated twinkle in his eye, explaining to two little children the etymology of porridge. He’s cited in the OED at […]more