After reading the short story, “Young Archimedes”, one of Huxley’s most famous short stories (he published five collections of short stories and. Young Archimedes and Other Stories has ratings and 10 reviews. Mientras Leo said: Una novela corta o relato largo sobre la fragilidad y la genialidad. Young Archimedes (). Aldous Huxley (click on names to see Archimede. Sandro Caparrini says “It is very well done and quite faithful to Huxley’s story.”.

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Huxley was quite skillful in relating the little child and the grown woman.

Young Archimedes

Through his novels and es Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Aldous Huxley click on names to see more mathematical fiction by the same author.

It doesn’t matter what an unconscious person regards herself or himself to be. This story has a very sad ending. As the story opens Huxley gives us a very wonderful account of the beauty of the Italian countryside. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from until his death in Reprinted in Fantasia Mathematica.

Carlos rated it liked it Feb 17, Cib rated it it was amazing Jul 02, It’s basically about the clash between thinking and unthinking. In Islandprobably his archimeddes interesting work, he shows that he was deeply drawn to a childlike form of unconsciousness, as offered in drugs. It is a straight forward story well told. Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of yung most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He wanted to escape consciousness and rationality, and return back to infancy, rather than grow up through consciousness and make all reason, as the wise man does.


It’s only the conscious person who is capable of judging, not the unconscious. Aldous HuxleyShort stories.

Aldous Huxley’s Young Archimedes – GENIUS FORUMS

Why then consider it a feminine trait? They interpret his stonelike social inertness as hulxey rude indifference, or a kind of intellectual “terra nullius”, such as an impersonal calculating-machine to be fed problems.

She envisions adopting the boy from the peasant tenant and educating him, thereby gaining fame for herself in the process.

It just sounded that way. Last edited by cousinbasil on Mon Jun 21, 7: The desire to have a soul-mate may bespeak a part of oneself that desires to return to infancy. More information about this work can be found at another page on this Website. I think a more realistic ending would be, he would run away.

In these semi-autobiographical huxlfy, Huxley discourses on life and death, accident and necessity, natives and foreigners. Nov 21, Andrew K. Huxley to UK was from a famous literary family. However, I don’t think Archmiedes was a misogynist, meaning, someone who understood feminine psychology deeply, and, understanding, necessarily rejected it. The couple has one child age three, Robin. In the example I gave I see no hint that I huzley speaking about someone who was “unconscious” as you put it.


I am quite sure you are not a blockhead. David Escobar rated it it was buxley Sep 27, Kielty was an editor for the Book of the Month Club.

Young Archimedes: and other stories – Aldous Huxley – Google Books

I was wondering if anybody else here has read it and was curious to see some reactions. Where did you find it? This is quite a characterization.

Rien d’inoubliable dans les 2 cas. Contributed by Horacio Maratea I liked this short story from the moment I read it. Marine Makhatadze rated it it was amazing Dec 01, A film version was made in Italian: Published December 1st by Transaction Large Print first published Anyone can read it and understand it, without math.

As promised, my thoughts about the story In “Young Archimedes”, the narrator’s wife is somewhat like the magician-nurse: I still recall parts of it quite well. The husband tries to be decent with the tenants but his wife is in charge and she is very harsh and totally self serving. You are painting with somewhat broad strokes a portrait of a man who was a rather complex intellectual figure.

But Huxley seemed huley like tragedies, and misty, poetic touches. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time.