We will be meeting to discuss the novel. The only requirement is to have read the book and be ready to participate! The discussion will be entirely in English.
Brave New World is a dystopian novel written in 1931 by English author Aldous Huxley, and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State of genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that are combined to make a utopian society that goes challenged only by a single outsider.
Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms and ideals. Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time.
Book Discussion: ‘Brave New World’, by Aldous Huxley
When: Saturday 9th March 2019 at 18:00 (6pm Madrid local time)
Where: Residencia de Estudiantes, Pinar, 21, Madrid
Language: English (we’ll debate in English)
Organizer: Adrián Díaz
Contact: +34 668853320
Mandatory: Read the book
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