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Ape and Essence In February 2108, The New Zealand Rediscovery Expedition Reaches California At Last It Is Over A Century Since The World Was Devastated By Nuclear War, But The Blight Of Radioactivity And Disease Still Gnaws Away At The Survivors The Expedition Expects To Find Physical Destruction But They Are Quite Unprepared For The Moral Degradation They Meet Ape And Essence Is Huxley S Vision Of The Ruin Of Humanity, Told With All His Knowledge And Imaginative Genius.

  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Ape and Essence
  • Aldous Huxley
  • English
  • 18 February 2018
  • 9780099477785

About the Author: Aldous Huxley

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 es


10 thoughts on “Ape and Essence

  1. says:

    There are times, and this is one of them, when the world seems purposefully beautiful, when it is as though some mind in things had suddenly chosen to make manifest, for all who choose to see, the supernatural reality that underlies all appearances I was reading Ape and Essence in a sunlit park when I was struck by this line It emitted a beacon of light that folded back on itself and enveloped these words, this book, my hands, my legs, the ground under my feet, the park, the city, its surrounding forests, the seas and the planet in a golden glow that made me look at it all with a disposition that was generous than ever I ve got a weak spot for sumptuous prose, whether carefully crafted or welling up from a natural spring, but it s been since reading G.K Chesterton and Charles Dickens that I ve been so smitten with man s way of words Ape and Essence made me discover that Huxley belongs up there with the other wizards of writing.The fact that the strongest point of this book is its prose doesn t help me in reviewing it very effectively I can t hope to emulate it, obviously Weaving some kind of metaphor around it with silly beacons of light folding back on themselves can tell you something about the effect it had on me, but it doesn t con...

  2. says:

    Though I adored Brave New World, and therefore considered myself familiar with its famous author, I had never even heard of Ape and Essence before stumbling across it on one of the dustier shelves in the local library Never again will I make the mistake of relegating an author to the one book wonder list This little 150 page book is so utterly bizarre, eerie, beautiful and perfect that from the very first reading it has leapt straight into my list of all time favourites Brave New World makes it very clear that Huxley had a huge problem with the egotistical nationalism of modern society Ape and Essence takes this view to an extreme, and though I agreed with many of his points, it was the writers unusual and eloquent way of getting them across that made me fall in love The story is told in two sections The first, only 25 pages long, is from the point of view of a screen writer who finds a rejected screenplay entitled Of Ape and Essence and goes on a journey to meet the author The second, much longer part is the transcription of this screenplay It details how the world has been destroyed through atomic warfare, and human kind worship the de...

  3. says:

    Cruelty and compassion come with the chromosomesI ve elected to storm into the ranks of Huxley, like a Korean antihero in a Vengeance film This is a peculiar fruit There was much from which I recoiled I feel at moments that History had made the novel look foolish and impotent The reasons to dislike this were LegionThe novel s thrust is a rejected screenplayThe narrative then is couchedin satirical and cinematic termsspeaking of a futurea world devastated by nuclear exchangeKiwis having no strategic importanceSet out to trawl the ruinsSub Saharan Africa as wellThough Huxley leaves us with but an ill hud parenthesisBack to the New Zealanders Broaching the California shores100 years after the mushroom cloudsHe finds a strange tribal societyOne worshiping the DiabolicalFor what else could govern theirHaphazard hungry lives Sex is outlawed except for yearly f...

  4. says:

    All chanting Give me Detumescence.Give me Detumescence.Give me Detumescence.In a post apocalyptic world destroyed by the nefarious nationalistic exploitation of science, Huxley offers up a supremely hilarious post apocalyptic satire In Los Angeles, a new religion has arisen where the Devil as Belial has substituted God, while maintaining all other aspects of today s structured institutions of faith Using this simple device, he penetratingly skewers organized religion effectively than with direct criticism Along the way he delights in puncturing the mystique of Hollywood and the carefree mid twentieth century lifestyle of Southern California These are perennial Huxley themes in his fiction and non fiction, but nowhere does he present them in such an over the top funny way The satire is hilarious, continuous, and irreverent There was hardly a single page that I didn t laugh or smile Yes, this is a very, very serious book, but it s a true comedy all the same.Morals abound throughout Memorable quotations flow from every page, ironies are exploited to the embarrassment of the various Religions Huxley s voice is confident but never pretentious, pushing tactful to the ultimate limits Some reviewers claim to be offended by the several scenes of sexual debauchery Good Huxley made his point Always at risk in any dystopia...

  5. says:

    Prvih 50 ak stranica bila sam totalno izgubljena u knjizi, radnji i svemu ostalome, a onda Mra no, ironi no, potresno i genijalno, sve ono to Huxley je.

  6. says:

    While I was reading this book I laughed and realized this is where DEVO got all their shit from Huxley, back in the 1930 s said in this brilliant novel that while we technologically advance we will behave and like crazed apes The Truth Behind De Evolution I m sure the Mothersbaugh and Casale Brothers read this book than a few times when they attended Kent State in Ohio Huxley switches time span gears like crazy, ve...

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    Distopija koja je na mene ostavila ne to slabiji utisak od svih prethodnihA i od Hakslija sam imala prevelika o ekivanja nakon to pro itah Ostrvo

  8. says:

    The leech s kiss, the squid s embrace, the prurient ape s defiling touch And do you like the human race No, not much I read this book in high school after I had finished Brave New World Almost back to back Ape and Essence is a story within a story, a screenplay written by one of the semi autobiographical characters The screenplay is rescued from the Hollywood reject bin, and after the finders find the author on his desert hacienda, the screenplay then becomes the novel The quote, above, is Huxley speaking his own mind as well as the recluse author s The screenplay is a great literary device by which Huxley becomes twice removed, in a sense, from the themes and ideas articulated therein The screenplay relates a tale of post nuclear war society where survivors from New Zealand rediscover what s left of California and find humans there have devolved into I won t spoil it Ape is a much ambitious novel than BNW and satirizes in less than 200 pages Hollywood, Southern California, the insanity of the Cold War, science, human nature, a smorgasbord of targets, all deftly skewered with the inimitable Huxley wit In character and plot development, Ape is a mature and compelling novel than the allegorical BNW, although the latter seems like the accurate prediction of our future as a species Prurient apes...

  9. says:

    Re reading my precious 1st edition page 51 Fear also casts out intelligence, casts out goodness, casts out all thought of beauty and truth What remains in the bum or studiedly jocular desperation of one who is aware of the obscene Presence in the corner of the room and knows that the door is locked, that there aren t any windows And now the thing bears down on him He feels a hand on his sleeve, smells a stinking breath, as the executioner s assistant leans almost amorously toward him Your turn next, brother Kindly step this way And in an instant his quiet terror is transmuted into a frenzy as violent as it is futile There is no longer a man among his fellow men, no longer a rational being speaking articulately to other rational beings there is only a lacerated animal, screaming and struggling in the trap For in the end fear casts out even a man s humanity And fear, my good friends, fear is the very basis and foundation of modern life Fear of the much touted technology which, while it raises out standard of living, increases the probability of ou...

  10. says:

    Awesome book Heres some quotes.actually, fuck it, im too lazy to add them Read the book you lazy ass.its short, so dont worryAlso, usually I agree with the reviews on goodreads.com but most of Huxley works are given three stars here Duh fuck is wrong with you all Dude...

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