Music at Night and Other Essays by Aldous HuxleyAldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms and ideals. Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time.
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Moonless, this June night is all the more alive with stars. Its darkness is perfumed with faint gusts from the blossoming lime trees, with the smell of wetted earth and the invisible greenness of the vines. There is silence; but a silence that breathes with the soft breathing of the sea and, in the thin shrill noise of a cricket, insistently, incessantly harps on the fact of its own deep perfection. Far away, the passage of a train is like a long caress, moving gently, with an inexorable gentleness, across the warm living body of the night. Music, you say; it would be a good night for music.
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After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music at Night is a collection of essays by Aldous Huxley. The essays in this book cover different subjects, such as morality in arts 'To the Puritan All Things are Impure', a defence of his friend D. Lawrence , music "After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music", he writes in 'The Rest is Silence' , similarities in the behaviour of men and cats 'Sermons in Cats'. Part of these essays may be regarded as a description of changes in society at the first half of the 20th century: 'Forehead Villanious Low' deals with the fruits of universal education , while 'Art and the Great Truth' defines modernist literature as "A terror for the obvious in his [the writer's] artistic medium From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aldous Huxley, representative man. Lit Verlag.