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Aldous Huxley Is Dead

Nov. 23, 1963 - Aldous Huxley (pictured in 1948), the novelist-philosopher-historian whose satirical novel “Brave New World” (1932) set a model for writers of his generation, died in Los Angeles yesterday at the home of friends. He and his wife had been living there since their home was destroyed by fire last year. The eminent 69-year-old scholar and writer died of cancer. He had been ill for about three years. But according to Dr. Max Cutler, his physician, he had continued to write until a week ago. Mr. Huxley had lived in Los Angeles for many years, and as one of the West Coast’s intellectual leaders, he gave many university lectures. Mr. Huxley’s bibliography spans nearly 50 books, including novels, non-fiction works, essays, narratives, and poems. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature nine times but never won it.

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