Aldous Huxley Biography

Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family. Best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, The Doors of Perception, which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic drug, and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts. He spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death.

Huxley was a humanist, pacifist, and satirist. He became deeply concerned that humans might become subjugated through the sophisticated use of the mass media or mood-altering drugs, or tragically affected by misunderstanding or the misapplication of increasingly sophisticated technology.

Huxley later became interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, in particular, Universalism. He is also well known for his use of psychedelic drugs. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Aldous Huxley
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Author, Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
Religion:
Hinduism
Date of Birth:
July 26, 1894
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
November 22, 1963
Age at Death:
69
Cause of Death:
Laryngeal cancer
Marriages
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