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History of English Literature, Volume 8

From the Late Inter-War Years to 2010


Franco Marucci

History of English Literature is a comprehensive, eight-volume survey of English literature from the Middle Ages to the early twenty-first century. Volume 8 begins with the 1920s, beginnign with works by W. H. Auden and George Orwell. Discussion includes the works of Beckett, Doris Lessing, Murdoch, Heaney, Rushdie, Ian McEwan and more.


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Part II The Novel after Modernism


Part II The Novel after Modernism § 32. Huxley* I: The retaliation of evolutionism1 In Aristotelian terms, ignoring ‘accidents’ and looking at ‘substance’, two basic questions are debated in the work of Aldous Huxley (1894–1963): resistance to the...

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