The Devils Of Loudun . Aldous Huxley He had been found guilty of conspiring with the devil to seduce an entire convent of nuns in what was the most. HUXLEY’S MASTERPIECE AND PERHAPS THE MOST ENJOYABLE BOOK ABOUT SPIRITUALITY EVER WRITTEN..” — Washington Post Book WorldAldous. The Devils of Loudun: Aldous Huxley: most important later works are The Devils of Loudun (), a detailed psychological study of a historical incident in .

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It is a very clever book, sometimes too clever.

The Devils Of Loudun

I didn’t expect to take as long as I did with this, but this needed the kind of focus that makes one tired if you’re lacking some sleep. Some wonderfully dark, comedic touches throughout e.

On all three levels it worked for me. Biases are heard throughout the book, but not without its adjoining counterpoint. Got interested in reading oc book after seeing Ken Russell’s “The Devils” the degils month. Addressing the catastrophic dangers posed by religious hysteria, this book is by no means an attack on the Christian faith. Opera monumentale, tra il romanzo e il saggio, che attraverso la vera storia di un caso di possessione diabolica in un piccolo centro della Francia di Richelieu, ricostruisce l’orrore della caccia alle streghe e nello stesso tempo traccia le linee della possessione moderna, l’alienazione mentale causata dalla dittatura.

But I think the worst thing about it is that sales need to be boosted to begin with. Louddun is that less abundant life, which is lived according to the dictates of the insulated self.


One day I’ll have to find the movie based on this book by Ken Russell. Huxley is brilliant of course. The Devils of Loudun was first published inI think, and when I finished reading it, I thought about all the stuff I read in school, the critical theory that’s come out of the academic community and the religious and political discourse that’s come out sinceand I just felt like something had gone terribly wrong. Published April 7th by Vintage Classics first published He began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties, but it was his first novel, ‘Crome Yellow’which established his literary reputation.

The edition that I have has some interesting appendices as well as a bibliography. With this Labramont gets frustrated and manipulates the confession by saying that one who is possessed can not tell the truth and continues with the execution. The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley.

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And I didn’t like this book at all. It is an essay on a real story from the Seventeenth Century, and Huxley is not the only one who wrote about it. Here is the best quote from the book. But Huxley was also interested in “cosmic” issues, and there are long digressions including Chapter 3 entire that provides Huxley’s views on the aldoys, etc.

Views Read Edit View history. For most of the s Huxley lived in Italy and an account of his experiences there can be found in ‘Along The Road’ Urbain Grandier was a priest burned at the stake at LoudunFrance on 18 August It’s never less than well researched and well reasoned. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Paperbackpages. Maybe I just haven’t read enough. I read the story of Loudun demonic possessions in so many renderings. Laubardemont, who was of the same family as the Mother Superior, abdicated personal responsibility in the course of his actions with the same ruthless efficiency as a Nazi prison guard. Huxley’s work is less directly political than Miller’s — it’s more of an anthropological and psychological analysis of why people act the way they do.


He faced an ecclesiastical tribunal and was acquitted. Ritual Witchcraft – or as I propose to call it, the Dianic cult – embraces the religious beliefs and ritual of the people known in medieval times as ‘Witches.

This is a book that should be read. Huxley is an excellent expository writer at times a little pedantic and the book provides a wealth of information on French society of the early 17th Century.

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Apparently, the assumption was that the reader would have a basic competency in these languages. For the opera, see The Devils of Loudun opera. One is simply that it misrepresents the book.

Its difficult to excuse Grandier’s dereliction of trust after his friend Louis Trincant had placed his daugher under Grandier’s care. Today the aching void of boredom is filled a,dous perpetually renewed by movies, and radio, television, and the comic strips. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.