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Mortal Coils is a collection of five short fictional pieces written by Aldous Huxley in 1921. The title uses a phrase from Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1: ... To die, to sleep, To sleep, perchance to dream; aye, there's the rub, For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause ... The stories all concern themselves with some sort of trouble, normally of an amorous nature, and often ending with disappointment. The stories "The Gioconda Smile" is a mixture of social satire and murder story, which Huxley later adapted into a film called A…mehr

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Mortal Coils is a collection of five short fictional pieces written by Aldous Huxley in 1921. The title uses a phrase from Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1: ... To die, to sleep, To sleep, perchance to dream; aye, there's the rub, For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause ... The stories all concern themselves with some sort of trouble, normally of an amorous nature, and often ending with disappointment. The stories "The Gioconda Smile" is a mixture of social satire and murder story, which Huxley later adapted into a film called A Woman's Vengeance (1948). "Permutations Among the Nightingales" is a play concerning the amorous problems encountered by various patrons of a hotel. "The Tillotson Banquet" tells of an old artist who was thought to be dead, and is "rediscovered"; a not entirely successful honorary dinner is organised for him. "Green Tunnels" is about the boredom of a young girl on holiday with her family. She develops a romantic fantasy, and is ultimately disillusioned. "Nuns at Luncheon" is a second-hand story told of a nun falling in love. The story mocks the writer's process, a concept Huxley used in his novel Crome Yellow. (wikipedia.org)
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  • Verlag: Bibliotech Press
  • Seitenzahl: 154
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Juni 1916
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 8mm
  • Gewicht: 234g
  • ISBN-13: 9781636376240
  • ISBN-10: 163637624X
  • Artikelnr.: 62335437
Autorenporträt
Aldous Leonard Huxley nasceu em 26 de julho de 1894, na Inglaterra. Em 1916, publica seu primeiro livro, uma coletânea de poemas. A partir de 1921, sua reputação literária se estabelece, através de Crome Yellow. Em seguida, escreve Antic Hay (1923), Folhas inúteis (1925) e Contraponto (1928), sátiras onde analisa de modo espirituoso e implacável os dissabores do mundo moderno. No período anterior à Segunda Guerra Mundial, sua obra adquire tons mais sombrios, incluindo o célebre romance Admirável Mundo Novo (1932), antiutopia que descreve a desumanizada sociedade do futuro, e Sem Olhos em Gaza (1936), uma novela pacifista. Em 1937, deixa a Europa e se muda para a Califórnia. Além de ensaios sobre assuntos tanto culturais quanto religiosos, em que se nota a forte influência da mística oriental, Huxley publicou O Tempo Deve Parar (1944), O Macaco e a Essência (1949), A Ilha (1962) e As Portas da Percepção (1954), onde descreve suas experiências com a mescalina. Aldous Huxley faleceu em 22 de novembro de 1963, curiosamente mesmo dia do assassinato de John Fitzgerald Kennedy.