Aldous Huxley: Brave New World (Writers and Their Works) by Raychel Haugrud Reiff

By Raychel Haugrud Reiff

Introduces the existence and writings of authors whose works ceaselessly replaced the period of time during which they lived, and whose writing remains to be a dynamic a part of the literary panorama.

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Sixteen million American men and women served in the armed forces, many of them volunteering for duty. To start a western assault on the Nazis, the American and British forces landed in Normandy, France, on D-day, June 6, 1944. The fierce battle for the rest of Normandy raged throughout the summer, made worse by terrain that was interwoven with hedgerows and deep ditches where Germans waited in ambush. In spite of great losses, the Allied troops liberated Paris on August 25. From there, they swept through France, Belgium, and The Netherlands, driving the Germans back.

Kennedy had been assassinated. Just before noon, the author, too weak to speak, wrote Laura a note asking for LSD, which she administered to him, convinced that he was “taking a mind-enlarging drug in extremis, and she saw it as a sign of his awareness and acceptance” of approaching death (Bedford, 741). She sat by his side, helping him meet death by telling him, “Light and free you let go, darling; forward and up. . You are going toward Maria’s love with my love. You are going toward a greater love than you have ever known” (Laura Huxley, 306).

Other scientific advances also contributed to people’s well-being. Millions of families had new household appliances, such as electric refrigerators, electric washing machines, and vacuum cleaners (Freidel, 260). People were entertained by radios in their homes, and they had quick access to just about any person by telephone. Chemists, biologists, and bacteriologists improved public health and lengthened the average life span (Dulles, 348–349). Younger people and the intellectual elites rebelled against old ways of thinking, and they embraced relaxed moral codes.

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