In the 1960s, Anthony Burgess imagined his own futuristic London in A Clockwork Orange , rehearsing the themes of control and the loss of self introduced by Huxley. And Huxley's disturbing views of science and technology have even echoed in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow (1973), where the anti-hero, wandering the streets of London during the V-2 raids of World War II, discovers his own dark history of social (and sexual) conditioning. As a writer, Huxley refused to be kept to simple, chronological structure in his fiction. He characteristically experiments with structure, surprising his reader by juxtaposing two different conversations or point of view. In Point Counter Point (1928), Huxley even attempted to break out of traditional narrative structure altogether — to make fiction imitate the flow of musical counterpoint. In
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENG 2301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.