Paperback Antic Hay . Aldous Huxley Wickedly funny and deliciously barbed, Antic Hay epitomises the glittering neuroticism of the twenties. London life just after World War I, devoid of values and moving headlong into chaos at breakneck speed – Aldous Huxley’s Antic Hay, like Hemingway’s The Sun. Long out of print, this minor modernist classic satirizes Huxley’s illustrious circle in Antic Hay. Aldous Huxley, Author Dalkey Archive Press $ (p) ISBN.
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Myra is an archetype of the despairing, pleasure-seeking, sexually promiscuous post-war flapper. The Modern Library, A clever, well written social satire very much of its time. Dec 14, Terry rated it really liked it. There strode in, like a Goth into the elegant marble vomitorium of Petronius Arbiter, a haggard and dishevelled person. Having come to the end, I still don’t really know what it was about, there was no real resolution and I didn’t like any of the characters enough to care.
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Nonetheless, it was entertaining enough to keep me reading, and picked up just at the right point to prevent me dropping it. There is no discernible plot – instead, various stock characters are dragged in and out of the action, essentiall One senses that Huxley was aiming for a little mordant social satire when he wrote this book, to capture the Zeitgeist while landing a few deft jabs at British society in the aftermath of World War I.
A young Oxford tutor, tired of his staid British life, takes off with some Bohemian friends on a wild and daring Bacchanalian adventure. Aldous visits the dark side and laughs. The book is solid, square, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A Fable “published The characters are a group of acquaintances who cope with their ennui in a variety of ways – having affairs, becoming unhealthily obsessed with a woman in their social circle, quitting a job, committing to an artistic life, taking pretending to be someone else to new levels.
I fell for Emily hard, even if no one else did. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or huxey errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. In London, Gumbril is embroiled in sexual adventures as the Complete Man, he makes a deal with a venture capitalist to market his atnic trousers and he spends his nights in the disreputable company of Coleman and Mercaptan.
Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley
Antic Haynovel hxley Aldous Huxleypublished in Pure and unsullied; pure and unmixed, unadulterated. All that day, that night, it had been one long goodbye. Anything for a diversion.
They are in love with somebody else — their own invention. Thomas Rare Books Published: I thought it would be the name of a character and was waiting all the time for him to turn up! The dust-jacket on this copy is overall lightly soiled with some rubbing along the edges huzley thers are some chips and closed tears present particularly at the corners and at the spine’s fore-corners.
Professors and Latin scholars interact with fakes, pretenders, and con-men; it’s a small section of London society at that time. The characters have to deal with the lack of values and stability brought by the terrible conflict.
Gumbril’s quest for love occasionally makes him resort to utilizing “The Complete Man” which is a disguise he concocts around a false full beard. Instead of crying, she laughed, laughed aloud.
Perhaps he just wanted to hold up a mirror to the widespread disenchantment, post-WW1, that was all pervasive in the early s? It expresses a mood of mournful disenchantment and reinforced Huxley’s reputation as an iconoclast. The novel is essentially plotless and episodic, but in the second half the episodes become more connected, and at last Huxley starts talking about people, real people, or at least the kind of people I might know.
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Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts.
Although only a few of his works are still read,…. Two terms ago it had been singeing; after the hair-cut and before the shampoo, there must be singeing. Antic Hay is a comic novel by Aldous Huxleypublished in Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: For an example, check out the quote at the end of the review.
There is of course a satirical aspect to these comparisons that is largely absent from The Waste Landbut both texts pose the same question: Since the novel opens in a school, let us begin with ideas of education. Huxley carefully dissects the idle pursuits that consume the rich and the famous, their boredom with everything, the lack of any meaning in their lives and the concomitant chaos that ensues.
Antic Hay By Huxley, Aldous. Email required Address never made public. Something inexpressibly lovely and wonderful advances through the crystal, nearer, nearer. This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat Through his novels and es Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family.