Aldous Huxley’s Account of Japan in Jesting Pilate(LEONARD). 1. Introduction. Aldous Huxley, celebrated novelist, essayist and travel writer, visited Japan in. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. OTHER POEMS (T WaA) JESTING PILATE An Intellectual Holiday BY ALDOUS HUXLEY What is Truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer.

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To my Western ears it sounded much more cheerful than the dance which followed it. The experiences are indubitably true for those who feel them; but the interpretation of them in terms of Browning’s personal God is il- logical and unjustifiable. Grunis rated it really liked it Aug 02, The hotel lounge is not specially frequented by doctors; it is the general public which buys these journals. At the bottom, far down, little men caught at the trailing ropes, piled up the sacks, made fast.

In these matters, it seems, many people are more agreeably excited by the representation — whether pictorial or verbal — than by carnal reality. One of these renunciatory pieces — a most elaborate, classical affair — was played for our benefit. Huxley sure loves to have an opinion. Later in the book, after describing how awful Hollywood movies are, and marveling that the very viewing of them didn’t jssting instant revolution among hesting third-world nations, Huxley uncorks this gem.

T Jaipur we were fortunate in having huxlsy intro- duction to one of the great thakurs of the State. Indeed, it seems to me that any one who professes an ardent admiration for the Taj must look at it without having any standards of excellence in his mind — as though the thing existed uniquely, in a vacuum.

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Free of inscriptions though prelims have light foxing and occasionally around folio margins. Bearded Akalis passed us carrying their swords. KBAR built the city as a small personal tribute to himself. One is struck at once by the lack of variety in the architectural forms of which it is composed. Spine gilt title and decoration indistinct, otherwise very good, bright, clean and tight copy. I shut my eyes and think of those Bolognese mer- maids with their spouting breasts; those boys and tortoises at Rome, all black and shining with wet- ness ; those naiads and river-gods and gesticulating allegories among the rainbows and the falling crystals of the Piazza Navons; those Tritons at the Villa Lanti with their prancing sea-horses — all the fantastic world of tutelary deities that stand guard over Italian springs.


When the same thing begins to happen in India, when the credit on which the white man has been living and ruling for so long is withdrawn, what then?

The joyful acceptance of change, which so profoundly influences American industry, business methods and domestic architecture, reacts on the affairs of daily, personal life. To look at, he was certainly one of the most repulsive human specimens I have ever seen. World of Books Ltd Condition: When the goad fails to make them move, jwsting driver will seize them by the tail and, going through the motions of one who tries to start up a Ford car, violently jesfing.

A funny, deeply insightful account of the author’s travels through India, Southeast Asia and America.

Jesting Pilate : an intellectual holyday

Jestijg re- membered a certain brooch which I had seen one evening, at a dinner-party, on the sari of an Indian lady of great wealth and the highest position — a brooch consisting of a disc of blue enamel sur- rounded by diamonds, on the face of which two large brilliants revolved, by clockwork, in con- centric circles and opposite directions. Ten feet above the level of the deck, they were swung sideways by the trans- verse pull of a second rope, hung suspended for a moment beyond the gunwale, then, at another sig- nal from the watcher, dropped down into the wait- ing lighter.

It is a most distressing sound, but one to which all those who drive in In- dian tongas must learn to accustom themselves. These particles of ink, for example, which I so laboriously transfer from their bottle to the surface of the paper. But huxleey is hard for us to regard them as anything but trespassers on that classical ground. One seems to be riding on a small chronic earthquake; that is all.


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But proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experience the truth of them. Money, in this country, slips rapidly between the fingers, par- ticularly between the fingers of the tourist. That night, and all next day, till pjlate were quite withered, the flowers poured out their scent, and the wind driven down on us by the electric fan in the ceil- ing was a warm air impregnated with strange and tropical sweetness.

There is no word of which Italian journalists are fonder than the word solenne. White-bearded and most majestically robed, Mr. And the loveliest for trees and waters is Atchibal, at the upper end of the valley; while far-off Verinag, where Jahangir enclosed the blue deep source of the Jhelum jestnig an octagonal tank surrounded by arcades, has a strange and desolate beauty all its own.

It is a passion which the profession of writing has enabled me to gratify.

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Even the guards and ticket-collectors and stationmasters came in to pay their respects. Passing, I feel almost ashamed to look at the creeping wain; I avert my eyes from a spectacle so painfully accusa- tory. Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, both works of nonfiction, were based on his experiences while taking mescaline under supervision.

Light Blue Cloth, Gilt. That men should be reduced to the per- formance of a labour which, even for beasts, is cruel and humiliating, is a dreadful thing. Naidu to the function and, as her guests, found ourselves sitting in places of honour on the platform.