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Letter from Aldous Huxley to George Orwell over 1984

Wrightwood. Cal.

21 October, 1949

Dear Mr. Orwell,

It was very kind of you to tell your publishers to send me a copy of
your book. It arrived as I was in the midst of a piece of work that
required much
reading and consulting of references; and since poor sight makes it
necessary for me to ration my reading, I had to wait a long time before
being able
to embark on Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Agreeing with all that the critics have written of it, I need not tell
you, yet once more, how fine and how profoundly important the book is.
May I
speak instead of the thing with which the book deals the ultimate
revolution? The first hints of a philosophy of the ultimate revolution —
revolution which lies beyond politics and economics, and which aims at
total subversion of the individual's psychology and physiology — are to
found in the Marquis de Sade, who regarded

Added: Mar-9-2012 Occurred On: Oct-21-1949
By: fishbulb77
Science and Technology
Tags: Orwell, Huxley, scifi, sci-fi.ww3, shtf, war, future, science
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