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Jonah

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

1. Jonah
2. Behemoth
3. Minoan Porcelain
4. Zoo Celeste
5. Sonnet a L'ingenue
6. Dix-Huitieme Siecle
7. Hommage a Jules Laforgue
8. Sententious Song
9. The Oxford Volunteers
10. The Contemplative Soul
11. The Bethrothal of Priapus
12. Farewell to the Muses

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    Though Aldous Huxley gained popularity from his novels and essays, he started his writing career as a poet. Jonah, his second compilation of poetry, is a collection of twelve poems (four of which are written in French). He published it, at the age of 23, for Christmas in 1917. He stated his intention to stop writing poetry at the end of the volume, but actually went on to publish numerous compilations after Jonah. (Mary Kay)