The aim of the International Aldous Huxley Centenary Symposium held at the University of Münster from 26 to 29 June 1994 was to discuss Huxley's mature achievement as a modern writer and thinker, concentrating on his later works from the thirties onwards. The Proceedings comprise 21 essays by European, American and Asian Huxley experts, arranged in six thematic groups, viz. «Biography», «Genre and Beyond», «Society and Politics», «Aldous Huxley's Critique of Pure Utopian Thought», «Religion», and «Philosophy». The volume opens with an hitherto unpublished memoir of Huxley by a well-known fellow writer, Robert Payne, dating back to 1948, and several contributors draw on rediscovered Huxley material, such as essays written in the thirties, the typescript of his last Utopia
Island and his unpublished play
Now More Than Ever (1932). Two indices of names and terms facilitate access to the present state of Huxley scholarship.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1995. XV, 379 pp., num. fig.
Contents: Huxley as a modern writer and thinker - Proceedings of the International Aldous Huxley Centenary Symposium (Münster
1994) - Including rediscovered and hitherto unpublished Huxley material - Great variety of topics, such as biography, literature
and the arts, society and politics, Utopian thought, religion, philosophy.