After reading the short story, “Young Archimedes”, one of Huxley’s most famous short stories (he published five collections of short stories and. Young Archimedes and Other Stories has ratings and 10 reviews. Mientras Leo said: Una novela corta o relato largo sobre la fragilidad y la genialidad. Young Archimedes (). Aldous Huxley (click on names to see Archimede. Sandro Caparrini says “It is very well done and quite faithful to Huxley’s story.”.
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Refresh and try again. I will leave the rest of the plot untold. It just seems to me that we are being a bit too quick to identify the unconsciousness in people as something feminine. Just read Young Archimedes, not the rest of the selections. Aldous HuxleyShort stories.
Rien d’inoubliable dans les 2 cas. Sindy Rosales rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Books by Aldous Huxley.
Young Archimedes by Aldous Huxley
Daengel rated it really liked it Mar 15, This story has a very sad ending. Gabilondi rated it it was ok Jul 09, Last edited by cousinbasil on Mon Jun 21, 7: Yount certainly do not agree that such an effeminate gay male is necessarily any less aware of anything. The couple invites him over as a playmate for their son. Youjg you have an electronic copy? The English couple want to adopt him so he can get the education he needs to truly develop his genius.
The couple has one child age three, Robin. But this is an easy dodge. Have you not yet figured out that discussion on the feminine on this forum is about character of consciousness, not gender?
The narrator, however, soon realizes that Guido’s real talent is in mathematics hence, “young Archimedes” and that the musical acuity is just that capacity many gifted mathematicians seem to share.
He wanted to escape consciousness and rationality, and return back to infancy, rather than grow up through consciousness and make all reason, as the wise man does. What then happens is the crux of youung tale. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. The child will die precociously of meningitis, and the doctor will later recognize his striking resemblance with a portrait of Ampere as a child.
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Kielty was an editor for the Book of the Month Club. There are some amusing parts of the story where the couple have to deal with their landlords over the lack of water in their bathroom.
Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. They discover the boy is a musical genius able to already make astute comments about the works of Bach, for example. This story, which I first read when I was about 14 years old was, along with E. Trivia About Young Archimedes Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism.
Nov 21, Andrew K. Ksya Vee rated it liked it Mar 19, Pablo Alvarez rated it it was ok Feb 16, As archi,edes, my thoughts about the story Return to Book Page. I am quite sure you are not a blockhead. I’m not convinced by the ending. Hardcoverpages. In other words, Huxley himself had a large component of feminine-mindedness hyxley himself, and this is why his soulmate was a maternal figure.
He did teach himself to read, after all. Open Preview See a Problem?
In Islandprobably his most interesting work, he shows that he was deeply drawn to a childlike form of unconsciousness, as offered in drugs. The narrator the Englishman quickly sees the boy is musically gifted. Marine Makhatadze rated it it was amazing Dec 01, Guido presently displays an interest in the music he hears from the English couple’s gramophone.
To ask other readers questions about Young Archimedes and Other Storiesplease sign up. Soon he is able to read musical notation and begins to play the piano at the level of master. Reprinted in Fantasia Mathematica. Feb 20, Skylar Burris rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving….
Young Archimedes and Other Stories
Newer Post Older Post Home. I went for a long bicycle ride. It is the one where you divide a square into two squares and a rectangle by drawing a pair of lines perpendicular to the edges that meet inside the square and divide it into two squares — not necessarily the same size — and two rectangles of the same dimensions.