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    Writ­ers Cri­tique shared Real­is­tic Poet­ry Inter­na­tion­al’s pho­to.

    May poet­ry be a light to you in dark places, when all oth­er lights go out.” 

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    Writ­ers Cri­tique shared Woody Allen’s pho­to.

    With Meryl Streep on the set of “Man­hat­tan” (Pho­to cour­tesy of the Acad­e­my of Motion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences — The Academy) 

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    Writ­ers Cri­tique shared Everyman’s Library’s pho­to.

    Our Ford him­self did a great deal to shift the empha­sise from truth and beau­ty to com­fort and hap­i­ness. Mass pro­duc­tion demand­ed the shift. Uni­ver­sal hap­pi­ness keeps the wheels steadi­ly turn­ing; truth and beau­ty can’t.” –from BRAVE NEW WORLD (1932) by Aldous Hux­ley A tow­er­ing clas­sic of dystopi­an satire, BRAVE NEW WORLD is a bril­liant and ter­ri­fy­ing vision of a soul­less soci­ety — and of one man who dis­cov­ers the human costs of mind­less con­for­mi­ty. Hun­dreds of years in the future, the World Con­trollers have cre­at­ed an ide­al civ­i­liza­tion. Its mem­bers, shaped by genet­ic engi­neer­ing and behav­ioral con­di­tion­ing, are pro­duc­tive and con­tent in roles they have been assigned at con­cep­tion. Gov­ern­ment-sanc­tioned drugs and recre­ation­al sex ensure that every­one is a hap­py, unques­tion­ing con­sumer; messy emo­tions have been anes­thetized and pri­vate attach­ments are con­sid­ered obscene. Only Bernard Marx is dis­con­tent­ed, devel­op­ing an unnat­ur­al desire for soli­tude and a dis­taste for com­pul­so­ry promis­cu­ity. When he brings back a young man from one of the few remain­ing Sav­age Reser­va­tions, where the old unen­light­ened ways still con­tin­ue, he unleash­es a dra­mat­ic clash of cul­tures that will force him to con­sid­er whether free­dom, dig­ni­ty, and indi­vid­u­al­i­ty are worth suf­fer­ing for. Aldous Huxley’s inge­nious fan­ta­sy of a future of mechan­i­cal effi­cien­cy and engi­neered har­mo­ny has been enor­mous­ly influ­en­tial for gen­er­a­tions, and is as provoca­tive, pow­er­ful, and riv­et­ing as when it was first pub­lished in 1932. READ an excerpt from the intro­duc­tion here: www​.pen​guin​ran​dom​house​.com/​b​o​o​k​s​/​8​4​7​9​1​/​b​r​a​v​e​-​n​e​w​-​w​o​r​l​d​-​b​y​-​a​l​d​o​u​s​-​h​u​x​l​ey/

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    Writ­ers Cri­tique shared Ver­tel Pub­lish­ing’s pho­to.

    YES! Are you ready to pub­lish? Learn more –> www​.vertelpub​lish​ing​.com

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    Writ­ers Cri­tique shared a link.

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