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Aldous Huxley’s BRAVE NEW WORLD

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21 great adventure novels from 1924–33!

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Playing the appropriation game.

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Introducing HiLobrow #longreads: the artist interview.

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley

This pedigreed, highbrow dystopian was a godfather of the Sixties.

Will Scarlet, gleemaster of the Kindred of the Kibbo KiftWill Scarlet, gleemaster of the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift

A prehistoric track stretches across 250 miles from the Dorset coast to the Norfolk Wash. For over five thousand years, people have walked or ridden this trail. The first section we know as the Ridgeway, a chalk ridge beginning in the uplands of Wessex and bisected by the River Thames at Goring Gap, rising above […]

gernsback-wonderHugo Ball at the Cabaret Voltaire, 1917

The 1884-93 cohort sought to make it new, to begin again.

1882 photo of Lou Salomé, Paul Rée, and Nietzsche.ff46-large

Nietzsche’s lonely­hearts ads went unanswered…

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This is the final installment in our HiLobrow Cover Art series. Thanks to Luc Sante, Jonathan Lethem, and everyone else who sent in examples. It’s been fun! Check out the entire series. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** HILOBROW COVER GALLERY: Orwell’s 1984 | Huxley’s Brave New World | […]

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File the following under: Warning: Contents Not Nearly as Sexy as You Might Think, or Petards, Prurient Paperback Purchasers Hoisted by Own Check out the entire series. *** — Thanks, C.S., for this one. *** *** *** *** *** HILOBROW COVER GALLERY: Orwell’s 1984 | Huxley’s Brave New World | Chesterton’s The Man Who Was […]

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OK, maybe “highbrow” is not the way to describe the books we’re going to display in this series. But esteemed, anyway. Check out the entire series. *** *** *** HILOBROW COVER GALLERY: Orwell’s 1984 | Huxley’s Brave New World | Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday* | Sartre’s Les Mains Sales | Murger’s Scènes de […]