#BOOK ⚞ The Genius And The Goddess Ä eBook or E-pub free

First thought as I closed this book I need to read this again The theories were a bit tiring to read in the way they were fitted into the story It always shows when a non fiction writer writes fiction, eg Carl Sagan in Contact Once the story started moving and the large theories gave way a bit , it becameinteresting The story itself, universal and timeless, is plain and simple in the sense of every day normality, no unnaturally dramatic twists or peculiar events Even the awe s First thought as I closed this book I need to read this again The theories were a bit tiring to read in the way they were fitted into the story It always shows when a non fiction writer writes fiction, eg Carl Sagan in Contact Once the story started moving and the large theories gave way a bit , it becameinteresting The story itself, universal and timeless, is plain and simple in the sense of every day normality, no unnaturally dramatic twists or peculiar events Even the awe striking closure is hardly outside the sphere of normality But the emotional depth of the characters make it very interesting They are so well developed that you feel a growing understanding of them page by page As a reader you sympathise with all of them and by the time you finish the book you feel as intimate with them as if you are a member of the family view spoiler The genius and his parasitic personality, always fixed on absorbing another s energy The goddess who sinned in action but not really in essence The unwitting and vulnerable youth who has the experience of passion thrown upon him The sin that is blurred between black and white The punishment for both sinners death for the seducing Eve and eternal guilt for the seduced raw boy being the only one left who knows the truth And, of course, the element than any tragedy will demand the innocent victim hide spoiler Overall, it is the study of a sin However justified by the very human nature of those involved, it is a sin committed nonetheless, therefore a sin to be punished for, a sin to inflict pain and take its toll It is a book I enjoyed reading and will definitely read again as there is a lot to be gained from the characters every time you return I will certainly recommend it to anyone with an interest in studying human nature and will not be disappointed by the lack of apparent physical action The prevailing tone suggests Saul Bellow, but the novel is often a vehicle for Huxley s ideas about humanity s capacity for love and honesty Focusing on the ideas, this work dovetails nicely with the recent epistolary Balzac The novel is a remembrance of the titular characters, an aging absent minded physicist and his much younger wife The depiction of the protagonist does challenge belief to some degree Despite the circumscribed incident at the core of the narrative, I felt this novel may h The prevailing tone suggests Saul Bellow, but the novel is often a vehicle for Huxley s ideas about humanity s capacity for love and honesty Focusing on the ideas, this work dovetails nicely with the recent epistolary Balzac The novel is a remembrance of the titular characters, an aging absent minded physicist and his much younger wife The depiction of the protagonist does challenge belief to some degree Despite the circumscribed incident at the core of the narrative, I felt this novel may have benefited by being 50 100 pages longer It is also fascinating to see how Huxley viewed the United States #BOOK ì The Genius And The Goddess À Thirty years ago, ecstasy and torment took hold of John Rivers, shocking him out of half baked imbecility into something nearly resembling the human form He had an affair with the wife of his mentor, Henry Maartens a pathbreaking physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize, and a figure of blinding brilliance bringing the couple to ruin Now, on Christmas Eve while a small grandson sleeps upstairs, John Rivers is moved to set the record straight about the great man and the radiant, elemental creature he married, who viewed the renowned genius through undazzled eyes A brief attempt at capturing human ecstasy Huxley captures the difference between loving out of obligation and involuntary adoration As much as we try to create the person we are and are to become, the deep rooted elements of our personalities develop subconsciously and beyond our control This novel may be short but is a holistic exploration of sensuality and sexuality and freedom and containment from the perspective of a man who tries to bethan just a man Most quotable book, like, ev A brief attempt at capturing human ecstasy Huxley captures the difference between loving out of obligation and involuntary adoration As much as we try to create the person we are and are to become, the deep rooted elements of our personalities develop subconsciously and beyond our control This novel may be short but is a holistic exploration of sensuality and sexuality and freedom and containment from the perspective of a man who tries to bethan just a man Most quotable book, like, ever I love it when I accidentally stumble upon a piece of literary treasure that leaves me changed, for the better, in having read it.Huxley manages to capture the Grace of a Goddess, her husband, a Genius, the dynamics of their family unit and household and the unsuspecting guest John Rivers who is invited into their world and lives Told conversationally and in recollection over the course of one evening, we learn of the impact made to John Rivers life and universe when he experiences love, pas I love it when I accidentally stumble upon a piece of literary treasure that leaves me changed, for the better, in having read it.Huxley manages to capture the Grace of a Goddess, her husband, a Genius, the dynamics of their family unit and household and the unsuspecting guest John Rivers who is invited into their world and lives Told conversationally and in recollection over the course of one evening, we learn of the impact made to John Rivers life and universe when he experiences love, passion and devotion to a woman embodied goddess being.Layers of delirious and delicious insight pour forth from Huxley s writing, leaving you tickled, delighted, bemused, charmed and awed This story has some truly funny moments with richly developed characters you will miss once the novella is done.Don t deny yourself another moment, Huxley fan or not If you appreciate a bit of philosophical brain candy that tugs at the heart strings of emotion and epiphany, then purchase this treasure by a literary giant today Absolutely loved this book Beautiful examination of what it means to be human Has taken the place as my favorite book I ve ever read. Yet another devastating masterpiece by one of the greatest writers of out time The Genius and The Goddess is vintage Huxley at his desolate best A scarring tragedy where impiety jousts with instinct, petulance grapples with philosophy and rationality loses out to ravishing lust A young and talented John Rivers arrives at the family home of the eccentric albeit enormously gifted Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henry Maartens after accepting an offer to be his laboratory and teaching Yet another devastating masterpiece by one of the greatest writers of out time The Genius and The Goddess is vintage Huxley at his desolate best A scarring tragedy where impiety jousts with instinct, petulance grapples with philosophy and rationality loses out to ravishing lust A young and talented John Rivers arrives at the family home of the eccentric albeit enormously gifted Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henry Maartens after accepting an offer to be his laboratory and teaching assistant The Maartens family, a dysfunctional coexistence of the Professor himself his rapturously beautiful wife Katy their adolescent daughter Ruth her younger sibling Timmy and the resourceful housekeeper, Beulah take to Rivers like a duck takes to water and forbid him from seeking external accommodation The reticent Rivers, whose only constant exposure to human feelings has been the company of his intensely devout Christian mother, initially taken aback by the overwhelming outpouring of affection However the warmth of the Maartenses envelopes Rivers and he contentedly becomes an integral member of the hyperactive family However a cascading chain of events that ultimately culminates in John Rivers having an illegitimate and raging affair with Katy Maartens, shatters the former s inner peace, quiet and conscience How both Rivers and Katy assuage, reconcile and remedy this unpardonable sin forms the heart and core of the book.This tumultuous collision between the pure Christian values of John Rivers and the carnal passions of Katy Maartens is also revealing of the opinions nursed by Huxley on religion, rebellion and reason The book reads as though Huxley both condones as well as confirms the outrageous extramarital tryst embarked upon by Katy, in the complete knowledge that the outcome of such a dangerous and despicable dalliance might invariably be an acrimonious and ugly dissolution of not only a marriage but the very happiness of an entire family Huxley s work is fraught with questions and justifications it represents the tug and pull of character against primeval urgings Huxley coalesces sex and spirituality to concoct a unique blend of irrational rationality There is an essence of agreement surrounding vehement disapproval and an act of impropriety is balanced by a notion of inevitability The Genius and The Goddess will provokethan pacifying The book will evoke feelings of rage, passion, pity and pithy Empathy and remorse will be the reader strange bedfellows John River is emblematic of both hate and hope evil and benign Huxley ultimately leaves it to his reader to make the final choice of either to approve or disapprove the contradictory act of John Rivers And although it took a great deal of time and caused a great degree of tension, I made mine.Now it is your turn to choose Aldous Huxley The Genius and the Goddess at 168 pages isof a novella than a novel It is tightly written without being spare Narrator John Rivers tell the story of how he matured from a narrow hyper religious man child a modern man aware of but with no answers to the complexities of the larger world This is intelligent writing It respects the reader who is ultimately asked to judge the speaker who is not able to resolve the moral conflict thrust upon him Highly recommended.In Huxley s Aldous Huxley The Genius and the Goddess at 168 pages isof a novella than a novel It is tightly written without being spare Narrator John Rivers tell the story of how he matured from a narrow hyper religious man child a modern man aware of but with no answers to the complexities of the larger world This is intelligent writing It respects the reader who is ultimately asked to judge the speaker who is not able to resolve the moral conflict thrust upon him Highly recommended.In Huxley ssuccessful andhighly regarded novel Eyeless in Gaza, Huxley creates tightly wound spiritually too pure, momma s boy who becomes the foil of a spoiled and selfish narrator In this much shorter novel we begin with a man child of the same outlook and over dependence on his mother, who learns to bethan a priggish momma s boy.John Rivers leaves graduate school to become an assistant to the brilliant genius Professor Henry Marteens He is invited into the Marteen s house and into the lives of the entire family Initially he seems to be littlethan an observer of this odd if highly intelligent family and handily deals with the teen age daughter of the of house who develops a huge crush on John..Except Except he falls into a passionate if remote, unspoken love of his hostess Mrs Kathey Marteens The Goddess of our story With these few characters, Huxley will create a moral dilemma that will teach John that the simple homilies of his youth and the certainties of philosophy do not properly equip a young man for the world.Appended to the book is a short biography of Aldus Huxley, an essay giving his beliefs in the fashions of love, and a 2 page list of his book titles Aldous Huxley was at one time one of my favorite writers, about three or four decades ago I still love reading him, because I never know when I will turn a corner and suddenly encounter myself as a young man That young man was impressed by sheer portentousness, by the introduction of philosophical elements in essays and fiction.Now I see that Huxley was a dualist, deeply torn between the intellect and man s animal nature This comes out most particularly in Brave New World, and also to a large Aldous Huxley was at one time one of my favorite writers, about three or four decades ago I still love reading him, because I never know when I will turn a corner and suddenly encounter myself as a young man That young man was impressed by sheer portentousness, by the introduction of philosophical elements in essays and fiction.Now I see that Huxley was a dualist, deeply torn between the intellect and man s animal nature This comes out most particularly in Brave New World, and also to a large extent in The Genius And The Goddess, that strange short novel about love.John Rivers is a young scientist who idolizes Nobel Prize winning scientist Dr Henry Maartens, and jumps at the chance to not only work with him, but to join his household, including his Goddess like wife Katy and children Tim and Ruth Rivers puts Katy on a pedestal, but circumstances bring her to his bed when Maartens is ailing and the children are staying with a relative Alternately crushed and ecstatic, Rivers finally comes out of his funk and circumstances take an odd turn, leaving him to wonder at this early encounter late in his life.I will continue to read Huxley and like him, but he is no longer the guru I once thought of him as being when I myself was equally torn and conflicted about love, wondering whether it would ever happen to me It did, and continues to do so but the experience is muchcomplex and mixed than I would ever have predicted NOTE I re read this book in September 2015 Although I knew I had read it, I had forgotten when but I like reading Huxley so much that I just read it again An initiation into sensuality, that would be, in short, Huxley s novel About the author there is no point in writing, it would mean reinventing the wheel, and that it would be superfluous We see Huxley again, as he is atypical, uncompromising, not at all gentle with conventions or social imposture This novel does not come out of this pattern either The literature reality report is invoked since the beginning of the novel, when one of the characters John Rivers, the narrator states An initiation into sensuality, that would be, in short, Huxley s novel About the author there is no point in writing, it would mean reinventing the wheel, and that it would be superfluous We see Huxley again, as he is atypical, uncompromising, not at all gentle with conventions or social imposture This novel does not come out of this pattern either The literature reality report is invoked since the beginning of the novel, when one of the characters John Rivers, the narrator states that the literature is too logical, as opposed to reality, which defies any logic According to this opinion, the closest to reality are always the works considered to be the least true , and as an example, he give Karamazov Brothers Rivers also despises psychoanalysis a failed attempt to penetrate people s mind In the logic of the above, neither the present novel is intended to be quite true On Rivers, the paradox amazes him a man is only healed by the power of a sin, thus,the paradox no longer exists He is aware that only transposing the fact into words transforms it into an ethical case, into a sin Here one can clearly see the Eastern influence from Huxley s thinking In the Genius And The Goddess an inverse route is recovered to recover a lost Paradise not through repentance, but through sensuality is this recovery possible Huxley brings to the fore an equation that is not hard to conceive, but which, from an erroneous perspective a common logic one may seem dead In this game of perspectives, I think, is the genius of Huxley