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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Quotes from Antic Hay. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Myra is an archetype of the despairing, pleasure-seeking, sexually promiscuous post-war flapper. There strode in, like a Goth into the elegant marble vomitorium of Petronius Arbiter, a haggard and dishevelled person. Cred ca mi-a placut fiindca mi-a amintit de astealalte, ceea ce face sa ma intreb cine ar trebui sa o citeasca – probabil nu cineva nefamiliarizat cu alte carti de Huxley.

Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. It also suffers from that common pitfall of ‘society’ novels – when portraying restless, bored and ultimately unfilled characters you might wind up with a restless, boring and ultimately unfulfilling story.

Cinemas, newspapers, magazines, gramophones, football matches, wireless, telephones — take them or leave them, if you want to amuse yourself. The albino she-rabbits lollopped out and shook their ears and pointed their tremulous noses toward the door. First American edition with the correct imprint on the copyright page.

Throughout the novel Gumbril, the central character, struggles to reconcile the two sides of his personality: Because he wouldn’t know how to occupy his leisure except in some way that would be forced on him by other people.


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Actually maybe Huxley knew, but for a nowadays reader it is quite obscure. Antic Hay By Huxley, Aldous.

This is Huxley at his biting, brilliant best, a novel, loud with derisive laughter, which satirically scof Antic Hay is one of Uuxley Huxley’s earlier novels, and like them is primarily a novel of ideas involving conversations that disclose viewpoints rather than establish characters; its polemical theme unfolds against the backdrop of London’s post-war nihilistic Bohemia.

Dec 02, Maxine rated it it was ok. Let us begin with Theodore Gumbril junior, our anti-hero, because he is as lost at the end of the novel as he was at the beginning.

Thank You for Your Contribution! She could not forget her one true love who was killed in the war, and this also is the reason for Myra Viveash’s ennui, She remembered suddenly one shining day like this in the summer ofwhen she had walked along this same street, slowly, like this, on the sunny side, with Tony Lamb.

The happiest person is perhaps Gumbril senior with his evening ritual of watching the starlings roost in nearby trees and his passion for his architectural models. Huxley apparently had a brief liason with Cunard juxley then made her a character in this book.

Orange Penguin No Took a while to read so it seemed to drag a bit. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ce mi se pare vag deranjant la asta e ca toate personajele masculine par a fi cumva la fel – vorbesc la fel, se comporta oarecum identic, par a fi aceeasi persoana.

The novel will creep and crawl with the vermin of diseased imaginations. This site uses cookies.


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VG, hinges secure and unbroken; text clean; lower corner of rear cover gently bumped, covers slightly soiled, no DJ. Some foxing to end pages and cover.

Jul 31, Monica rated it liked it. She was attracted to strong, masterful men and was thus indifferent to the sensitive and cerebral Huxley, though she evidently found him an entertaining companion and encouraged him to the extent that he doggedly followed her on her nocturnal jaunts to parties and night-clubs, despite his aversion to crowds.

Of course the numbers go up. I am intrugued by the period between the wars at the moment. Antic Hay was fun, thought-provoking, and only slightly full of itself. It was written just after Huxley and his wife moved to Italy, where they lived from to Unlike most comic writers who go for the immediate gag, Aldous Huxley is more far-reaching. Ex-library with usual labels and markings. Trivia About Antic Hay. Anic usually reference Huxley for philosophy, but I gained more of social economy and cultural commentary from this novel.

People who have relationships, and succeed or fail at them. In that way, this is an acute portrait of the period. Fun book but dated in parts. By the twenty-first century I believe we shall all be telepaths. Lead the way, Gumbril But unlike Rosie, who pretends to be a sexual sophisticate, Emily is a virgin.