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By Jonathan Greenberg, Nathan Waddell

This choice of essays offers new readings of Huxley’s vintage dystopian satire, Brave New international (1932). major foreign students think of from new angles the ancient contexts during which the publication was once written and the cultural legacies within which it looms huge. the amount affirms Huxley’s prescient opinions of modernity and his carrying on with relevance to debates approximately political strength, paintings, and the vexed courting among nature and humankind. person chapters discover connections among Brave New World and the character of utopia, the Nineteen Thirties American Technocracy flow, schooling and social keep an eye on, excitement, copy, futurology, inter-war periodical networks, motherhood, ethics and the Anthropocene, islands, and the ethical existence. the amount additionally features a ‘Foreword’ written by way of David Bradshaw, one of many world’s best Huxley students. well timed and regularly illuminating, this assortment is key interpreting for college students, critics, and Huxley fans alike.

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16.  27. 17. In Wells’s utopian film Things to Come (1936), the artist Theotocopulos does take the leading dissident role; but his function, rather like that of the ‘Obstinate Refusers’ in William Morris’s News from Nowhere (1890), is to represent a critical opposition that is both tolerated and righteously swept aside. 18.  279–80. 19. G. I. Zamyatin]’ (1946), in The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters—Volume 4: In Front of Your Nose 1945–1950, ed.  97. 30 P. PARRINDER 20.  269. 21. See P.

17.  Huxley, ‘Brave New World: A Musical Comedy’ (1956), ed.  Nugel, Aldous Huxley Annual, 3 (2003): 33–128. 18. p. 19.  20. CHAPTER 2 Brave New World as a Modern Utopia Patrick Parrinder In his book Utopia and Anti-Utopia in Modern Times (1987), Krishan Kumar wrote that ‘Fundamentally, although he was at his sparkling best as an anti-utopian satirist, Huxley was a utopian’. 1 These observations suggest the close and often paradoxical relationship between utopia and anti-utopia, a point to which I shall return.

Since they are not conformists 26 P. PARRINDER by nature (or rather biotechnology), they are expected to make what the Director of Hatcheries calls a ‘special effort’ to conform (BNW 84). But most apparently fall short, as Mustapha Mond’s cynical observation suggests: ‘“It’s lucky […] that there are such a lot of islands in the world. I don’t know what we should do without them. Put you all in the lethal chamber, I suppose”’ (BNW 201). He then offers Helmholtz a choice of climatic conditions, and Helmholtz memorably asks to be banished to an island with a thoroughly bad climate.

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