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Aldous Leonard Huxley

Nationality: Los Angeles
Profession: English writer and philosopher
From: July 26, 1894 To November 22, 1963
69 Years

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AldousLeonard Huxley was born on July 26, 1894, at Laleham in Godalming, Surrey,England. A prominent member of the Huxley family, he was the author of nearlyfifty books, producing novels such as Brave New World (1931), set in adystopian future; non-fiction works such as The Doors of Perception (1954),interpreting his psychedelic experience with mescaline; and wide-ranging essaysof social and literary criticism. Early in his career, he published shortstories and poetry and edited the literary magazine Oxford Poetry. He went onto publish travel writing, film stories, satire, and screenplays. He spent thelatter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937until his death. Huxley was a humanist and pacifist. He became interested inspiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, and inparticular universalism.By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledgedas one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for theNobel Prize in Literature seven times. In 1962, a year before he died, Huxleywas elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. He firsltypublished novels were social satires, Crome Yellow (1921), Antic Hay (1923),Those Barren Leaves (1925), and Point Counter Point (1928). Brave New World washis fifth novel and first dystopian work. In the 1920s he was also acontributor to Vanity Fair and British Vogue magazines.  Huxley died aged 69, at 5:20 p.m. , on 22November 1963 in Los Angeles.

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