Aldous Huxley: Brave New World (1932)

November 14, 2014 § 2 Comments

Klik untuk memperbesar gambar

Klik untuk memperbesar gambar

O wonder!
How many godly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in’t.

William ShakespeareThe Tempest, Act V, Scene I, ll. 203–206
Brave New World (1932) is one of the most bewitching and insidious works of literature ever written.

An exaggeration?

Tragically, no. Brave New World has come to serve as the false symbol for any regime of universal happiness.

For sure, Huxley was writing a satirical piece of fiction, not scientific prophecy. Hence to treat his masterpiece as ill-conceived futurology rather than a work of great literature might seem to miss the point. Yet the knee-jerk response of “It’s Brave New World!” to any blueprint for chemically-driven happiness has delayed research into paradise-engineering for all sentient life.

So how does Huxley turn a future where we’re all notionally happy into the archetypal dystopia? If it’s technically feasible, what’s wrong with usingbiotechnology to get rid of mental pain altogether?

Read more: Brave NewWorld? A Defence Of Paradise-Engineering

Informasi Bibliografi

Penulis: Aldous Huxley
Penerbit:  Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.
Bahasa: Inggris

Detail Produk

Dimensi: 18 x 10,5 cm (vertikal)
Jumlah halaman: 178

Kondisi buku

Bekas, kondisi sangat baik kecuali bahwa kertas mulai menguning setara dengan usianya (menjadi buku antik), collector’s item

Harga (belum termasuk ongkos kirim)

Rp. 69.000,-

Kontak

I v y U
love.ivy.store@gmail.com
0819.3292.9923 (sms)
0859.4617.9238 (wa)
75EE0783 (bbm)

Facebook: on.fb.me/1zC46Sj
Instagram: bit.ly/29EX6yC
Twitter: bit.ly/1wDIiDn
Google+: bit.ly/1uJKolG

Advertisements

§ 2 Responses to Aldous Huxley: Brave New World (1932)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Aldous Huxley: Brave New World (1932) at IvyU.

meta

%d bloggers like this: