‘Brave New World’ author remembered

University pays tribute to ‘visionary’ British writer who visited Almería in the 1920s

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Huxley wrote this sonnet after visiting Almería in 1929

By Richard Torné

Almería university is hosting a symposium to honour one of the most visionary and relevant authors of the 20th century.

The three-day event has attracted scholars from across the world to discuss the life and work of writer Aldous Huxley, whose seminal work ‘Brave New World’ is ranked alongside George Orwell’s ‘1984’ in prophesying a dystopian world.

Professor Jesús Isaías Gómez López, who is also the head of philology at the university, said Almería was chosen to host the symposium for a specific reason, as the province provided Huxley with the inspiration to write a sonnet during a visit to the province in 1929.

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