The Burning Wheel

Aldous HUXLEY (1894 - 1963)

Though Aldous Huxley is best known for his later novels and essays, he started his writing career as a poet. The Burning Wheel is his first work, a collection of thirty poems that pay homage in style to poets who wrote in the Romantic or the French symbolist styles. Many of the poems deal with themes of light, darkness, sight, music, art, war, and idealism vs. realism. Though the optimism in his early works waned as he became older, his characteristically optimistic and determined point of view shines through. - Summary by Mary Kay
The last poem was read collaboratively by ezwa, AlgyPug and Larry Wilson.

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Burning Wheel Larry Wilson
00:02:13
Play 02 Doors of the Temple Elizabeth Buchanan
00:01:09
Play 03 Villiers de L'Isle-Adam Algy Pug
00:01:08
Play 04 Darkness J. McDougall
00:00:57
Play 05 Mole Algy Pug
00:03:19
Play 06 The Two Seasons Larry Wilson
00:01:19
Play 07 Two Realities Elizabeth Buchanan
00:00:57
Play 08 Quotidian Vision J. McDougall
00:00:55
Play 09 Vision Elizabeth Buchanan
00:00:50
Play 10 The Mirror Carol
00:00:59
Play 11 Variations on a Theme of Laforgue Rik Ahlberg
00:00:40
Play 12 Philosophy Rik Ahlberg
00:00:29
Play 13 Philoclea in the Forest Algy Pug
00:03:20
Play 14 Books and Thoughts Tanner Bayles
00:01:08
Play 15 Contrary to Nature and Aristotle TimoleonWash
00:00:54
Play 16 Escape Winston Tharp
00:01:07
Play 17 The Garden Tanner Bayles
00:01:09
Play 18 The Canal Winston Tharp
00:01:13
Play 19 The Ideal found wanting Elizabeth Buchanan
00:01:19
Play 20 Misplaced Love Carol
00:01:21
Play 21 (First) Sonnet Algy Pug
00:01:20
Play 22 Sentimental Summer Algy Pug
00:01:14
Play 23 The Choice Algy Pug
00:01:03
Play 24 The Higher Sensualism Algy Pug
00:01:19
Play 25 (Second) Sonnet Algy Pug
00:01:08
Play 26 Formal Verses Winston Tharp
00:01:26
Play 27 Perils of the Small Hours Larry Wilson
00:01:20
Play 28 Complaint Carol
00:00:56
Play 29 Return to an Old Home Winston Tharp
00:01:16
Play 30 Fragment Winston Tharp
00:01:11
Play 31 The Walk Group 00:08:17