Vidunderlige nye verden

Dystopia, Novel by Aldous Huxley, Fred Fordham


Vidunderlige nye verden er en dystopisk roman skrevet av Aldous Huxley. Romanen ble først utgitt i 1932 og ble Aldous Huxleys best kjente roman. Historien finner sted i London i det 26. århundre. Den forutser en utvikling innen reproduksjonsteknologi, bioteknologi, og «søvn-læring», som sammen bidrar til å forandre et samfunn.
Boken beskriver en verden som også kan kalles en ironisk utopia: Menneskeheten er uten bekymringer, den er sunn og på et høyt teknologisk plan. Krig og fattigdom har blitt fjernet og alle er permanent lykkelige. Ironien ligger i at dette har blitt oppnådd ved å eliminere mye av det mennesker for øyeblikket får lykke fra: Familie, kunst, litteratur, religion, filosofi, vitenskap og kulturelt mangfold. Boken beskriver også et hedonistisk samfunn, der glede og nytelse tilfredsstilles av promiskuøs sex og stoffmisbruk – her spesielt bruken av «soma», en kraftig stimulant som gir fantasier i form av hallusinasjon for å komme vekk fra smerte og dårlige følelser.
Boken, som var inspirert av H.G. Wells utopiske roman Men Like Gods, var Aldous Huxleys første forsøk på en dystopi.

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Just keep in mind throughout the book that it was written in 1931. You will be devastated every time you remember that.

0 Responses posted in December


first of all, i am very happy that i purchased an edition with a beautiful introduction of yuval noah harari. „the climatic dialogue between mustapha mond and john the savage is among the most profound discussions of technology, happiness and the meaning of life in modern western philosophy.“ i followed his advice and as i reached this dialogue, in other words the culmination, i could clearly see how society destroyed a moral in order to reach an eternal comfort. we are striving for a society which would have no trouble in living, no choice and no problems, but if no bad side exists will we continue to stay human? because we are the creatures, for whom it’s natural to make mistakes, to fight for something. and as we see in this book, pressing a natural „bad“ side of human turns them into a vegetable (nice phrase which use to describe people during totalitarian regime in ukraine) and completely erases a personality. „you got rid of them. yes, that’s just like you. getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it, whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them… but you don’t do either. neither suffer nor oppose. you just abolish the slings and arrows. it’s too easy.“ and further consequences, which we can see is a disappearance of all forms of art because what? right, because the point of art is highlighting problems in society and a person in an aesthetically pleasing way. and as an example there was a shakespeare and a bible, which was considered to be „a pornographic literature“. but of course we need no problems. but still we will continue „to advance“ to a flawless society, a brave new world. at this point, we will have to try also to save a morality, cherish culture and literature and don’t reject our natural human side.

0 Responses posted in August


Hi watch this!

0 Responses posted in February


Good despite itself, as the only really sympathetic character is Lenina. The whole cast of protagonists make their case even more ridiculous than it would already be.

0 Responses posted in May


Düster und in einigen Punkten erschreckend genau auf den Punkt. Leider hat es in vielen Abschnitten echte Längen. Regt aber dennoch auch zum nachdenken an.

0 Responses posted in January


ótimo livro

0 Responses posted in January

Klauda informiert Was gefällt, ist das Kolorit, wie er Zeitgenössisches abfackelt. Dann wiederum nervt er, schreibt einfach aus der Wikipedia ab, langweilt mit pseudo-wissenschaftlicher Sprache. Problem: Er kann nicht wirklich schreiben.

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