Meeting of the Minds

Today’s selection from Letters of Note couldn’t be closer to my heart.  Aldous Huxley wrote to George Orwell after Orwell had his publishers send a copy of 1984 to Huxley.  In the letter, Huxley compared 1984 to his own work Brave New World.  The two works in my mind, comprise the two foundational towers of dystopian novels (with Fahrenheit 451 as the upstart young cousin).  What ensues in the letter is a mutual appreciation of the work and the genre.  And also thoughts on how the two novels take on the concept in different manners.

It is a great read, check it out here:  Letters of Note: 1984 v. Brave New World.

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