Those Barren Leaves- PDF by Aldous Huxley (1925)

Those Barren Leaves

Those Barren Leaves

Those Barren Leaves is a satirical novel by Aldous Huxley, published in 1925. The title is derived from the poem "The Tables Turned" by William Wordsworth which ends with the words:
 Enough of Science and of Art; 
Close up those barren leaves; 
Come forth, and bring with you 
a heart That watches and receives. 

Stripping the pretensions of those who claim a spot among the cultural elite, it is the story of Mrs Aldwinkle and her entourage, who are gathered in an Italian palace to reliving the glories of the Renaissance. For all their supposed sophistication, they are nothing but sad and superficial individuals in the final analysis.

Review by Jim:

Aldous Huxley's Those Barren Leaves is one of the author's early novels that show he is destined for great things. Perhaps he did not become a great novelist such as Faulkner or Conrad, but he became one of the most powerful intellects of the 20th century. Whether he was writing essays, novels, short stories, or nonfiction, he was an incredible force. There are times in Those Barren Leaves where Huxley is pushing against the limits of what the genre could convey, and sending us into empyrean realms of literature and even, perhaps, religion.

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  • Author: Aldous Huxley
  • Publication date: 1925

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