Aldous Huxley

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Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley (July 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963) was a English author and literary critic; he is best known for his novel Brave New World (1932). Besides novels he wrote: histories, poems (Leda, 1920), plays, travel books and essays on: arts, religion, morals, philosophy and general sociology.

Huxley was friend of D. H. Lawrence with whom he traveled in Italy and France. Late in his life he began experimenting with LSD, became a guru for hippies in California and studied Hinduism

From 1937 until his death in 1963, Huxley lived in Los Angeles. In 1959, he received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit.

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