After reading the short story, “Young Archimedes”, one of Huxley’s most famous short stories (he published five collections of short stories and. Young Archimedes and Other Stories has ratings and 10 reviews. Mientras Leo said: Una novela corta o relato largo sobre la fragilidad y la genialidad. Young Archimedes (). Aldous Huxley (click on names to see Archimede. Sandro Caparrini says “It is very well done and quite faithful to Huxley’s story.”.

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Pablo Alvarez rated it it was ok Feb 16, Based on what you have said, we are to conclude that if Huxley had a large component of feminine-mindedness in himself, that he was largely unconscious, or at least unconscious to that extent. Agchimedes certainly do not agree that such an effeminate gay male is necessarily any less aware of anything. A couple vacationing in Italy meet a peasant boy with strong mathematical abilities. I went for a long bicycle ride.

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Aldous Huxley’s Young Archimedes – GENIUS FORUMS

However, I don’t think Huxley was a misogynist, meaning, someone who understood feminine psychology deeply, and, understanding, necessarily rejected it. Pavel Khliust rated it really liked it Mar 09, David Escobar rated it it was ok Sep 27, I still recall parts of it quite well.


Stefano rated it liked it Aug 05, Clearly he archi,edes a musical genius. The child will die precociously of yyoung, and the doctor will later recognize his striking resemblance with a portrait of Ampere as a child. The narrator the Englishman quickly sees the boy is musically gifted. But the middle-aged landlady, who also resides in the large house, notices young Guido’s gift, too. Bell’s “Men of Mathematics”, what ‘turned me on’ to math in a big way.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A film version was made in Italian: Contributed by Horacio Maratea I liked this short story from the moment I read it.

Idle women are bothersome and prevent men from doing their work.

Young Archimedes and Other Stories

The landlords have a some agricultural land which they rent out to peasant families on a share crop basis. Through his novels and es Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family.

The name of the characters? Why then consider it a feminine trait?

Young Archimedes by Aldous Huxley

Huxley is able somewhat melodramatically to show the vacuous, ego-driven psychology of many women and the negative effects on others it has, yet not permit that knowledge itself to change himself such that he is not able to interact with women who do not “interfere with men’s work.


Published December 1st by Transaction Large Print first published Return to Book Page. In the example I gave I see no archjmedes that I was speaking about someone who was “unconscious” as you put it. Along the way Huxley talks about the nature of genius and the role of culture in determining the development of genius.

The husband tries to be decent with the tenants but his wife is in charge and she is very harsh and totally self serving. Briefly, it centers around an English couple who rents space in a large house in Florence. Lists with This Hxley. They interpret his stonelike social inertness as either rude indifference, or a kind of intellectual “terra nullius”, such as an impersonal calculating-machine to be fed problems.

I think a more realistic ending would be, he would run away. She envisions adopting the boy from the peasant tenant and educating him, thereby gaining fame for herself in the process.