[on reviewing this before I post it, I have every confidence that this thread is going to sink like a freakin’ stone, but here goes - I was curious, okay?]
So I was listening to Sheryl Crow’s first album, first track Run Baby Run and the first line is something like:
The in-joke for this line being the fact that Huxley died on November 22nd, the same day that Kennedy was assasinated.
Huxley, of course, wrote Brave New World, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan and countless other books - he was the son of T.E. Huxley a famous British intellectual - he was basically a nobleman-philosopher-novelist type of British upper class guy. He was highly regarded during his lifetie and yet, as a result of bad timing, his death went largely unnoticed.
Do literate/philosophical Dopers know if Huxley would’ve cared? I guess what I mean is did Huxley himself covet being famous and would he be angry and bitter over being outshadowed? The fact of his being outshadowed is well-known enough to be used in a Sheryl Crow song, fercrissake, but would he have cared?
Just pondering here…
Thank you - move along - no need to dwell on a soon-to-be dead thread…