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Re: Shakespeare and Brave New World
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2128  Friday, 3 December 1999.

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Thursday, 02 Dec 1999 10:06:10 -0800
Subject: 10.2123 Shakespeare and Brave New World
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.2123 Shakespeare and Brave New World

Perry Herzfeld asks:

> Was Huxley a
> Shakespeare buff himself?  Is there any well-known criticism on this
> subject?

The copy of Brave New World which I read in high school included an
essay by Huxley himself, written many years after the novel, in which he
said that in retrospect he would have made Savage more naive, and that
Savage's familiarity with Shakespeare was insufficient to account for
his sophistication.

Cheers,
Se

 

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