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ON THE MARGIN contains short form non-fiction articles and essays from master-author Aldous Huxley.

This book contains the following chapters (with descriptions): 
Centenaries; (about Percy Bysshe Shelley, 100 years after his death)
On Re-reading “Candide”; (about the book published in 1759 by Voltaire)
Accidie; (about a type of demon and its occurrence in classical literature)
Subject-matter of Poetry; (from Wordsworth to modern)
Water Music; (musical properties of water, Dadaism)
Pleasures; (the effect of too much pleasure on civilization)
Modern Folk Poetry; (about McGlennon’s Pantomime Annual) 
Bibliophily; (Nouvelle Revue Française)
Democratic Art; (The Will of Song)
Accumulations; (The deliberate preservation of things must be compensated for by their deliberate and judicious destruction)
On Deviating into Sense; (No one will ever know the history of all the happy mistakes that have helped to enrich the world’s art)
Polite Conversation; (The American Credo, by H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan)
Nationality in Love; (Les Baisers and Songs of Love and Life)
How the Dats Draw In!; (Some day I shall compile an Oxford Book of Depressing Verse)
Tibet; (Three Years in Tibet, the Theosophical Society, Kawaguchi, the Dalai Lama)
Beauty in 1920; (The process by which one type of beauty becomes popular, imposes its tyranny for a period and then is displaced by a dissimilar type is a mysterious one)
Great Thoughts; (Pensées sur la Science, la Guerre et sur des sujets très variés. The book contains some twelve or thirteen thousand quotations)
Advertisement; (about writing ad copy)
Euphues Redivivus; (Delina Delaney by Amanda M. Ros)
The Author of “Eminent Victorians”; (Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey)
Edward Thomas; (about his poetry)
A Wordsworth Anthology; (Wordsworth: an Anthology, edited by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. R. Cobden-Sanderson)
Ferhaeren; (Émile Adolphe Gustave Verhaeren, a Belgian poet)
Edward Lear; (literary nonsense in poetry)
Sir Christopher Wren; (celebrating the English architect’s bi-centenary)
Ben Jonson; (by G. Gregory Smith., English Men of Letters Series)
Chaucer (with Chaucer the ordinary fossilizing process, to which every classical author is subject, has been complicated by the petrifaction of his language)

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