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Doors of Perception- And Heaven and Hell

Doors of Perception- And Heaven and Hell

Author: Aldous Huxley; J. G. Ballard (Introduction by)
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In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. Huxley described his experience in The Doors of Perception and its sequel Heaven and Hell.

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'Concise, evocative, wise and, above all, humane, The Doors of Perception is a masterpiece' Sunday Times 20031017


"The Doors of Perception is a poignant book, partly because it reveals the human frailties and yearnings of a very cerebral writer" Financial Times "You can look at Aldous Huxley and draw parallels with the Beatles: Crome Yellow and Those Barren Leaves were his breakthrough Merseybeat books, Point Counter Point was his 'Revolver', with The Doors of Perception his full-blown Sergeant Pepper trip. Like the Beatles, Huxley had so many ideas in his head that it was natural he would want to expand and experiment. What drugs provided for them both was not escape, but reevaluation" The Times "There is nothing the pen of Huxley touches which it does not illuminate, and as the record of a highly civilised, brilliantly articulate man under the influence of an astonishing drug, The Doors of Perception is a tour de force" Daily Telegraph

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General Fields

  • : 9780099458203
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow
  • : September 2004
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Aldous Huxley; J. G. Ballard (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 144