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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Huxley displayed a flare for wit, irony, bombast, bon mot, and psychological probing of character. It is interesting to see that such silliness of ego and romantic fantasy and foibles existed in the early part of the last century as ahtic did in my youth of the ‘s.

He takes; and what’s that but slavery?

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His book reviews have been published by a variety of periodicals: Sign In Register Help Cart. Gumbril has a real chance at love but allows it to pass, choosing to spend time with Mrs. Everybody is lost but at the same time aantic for happiness while everything is going out of control in a ridiculous and comic way. Find Rare Books Book Value.

As with other Huxley the conversations are carefully crafted and more intelligent than those of us 21st century folk, with lots of foreign phrases and witty references.

Two terms ago it had been singeing; after the hair-cut and before the shampoo, there must be singeing. However, he excels at bringing characters to life—no matter how absurd they might be—making each actor in this comedy distinct. I found the book easy to read and digest, and an interesting look at the time period as well as human nature in general.

There is a continuous search for something real, for a meaning of life in general, people are just dancing in circles not knowing if there is a finish line or what to expect once they will get there. Please note that our editors may make some formatting hulxey or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

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An ordinary wntic would not be free. It had been banned on grounds of obscenity. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I fell for Emily hard, even if no one else did. And, oh, inexpressibly terrifying! 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.

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Home Journal Conference About Contact. The theme of the novel is nothing. Antic Hay novel by Huxley. Yes, it’s still a satire on the kind of people in the Bloomsbury set, but it begins to have more feeling, and I could empathise with characters.

Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. But unlike Rosie, who pretends to be a sexual sophisticate, Emily is a virgin. His works are notable for their wit and pessimistic satire, though he remains best known for one novel,….

Can they really be foxtrotting to a jazz band that drawls out a Hamlet soliloquy? He also embarks with some affairs where he gains courage through his fake beard. Additionally, a classical education, and some familiarity with French and Latin, is advantageous when reading this book. I feel a little ambivalent about this novel; some parts were really quite amusing but others were merely tedious and I found that the boring bits seemed to outweigh the interesting passages on average.

The old Fleet river, which had been little better than a sewer before the Great Fire, was to be transformed into an elegant canal. A very small bookseller’s lable is afixed to the bottom edge near spine of the last endpaper, reads, “Gotham Book Mart, Inc, He was for ever discovering something new.


Tiny tear to the edge of the paper spine label else very near fine lacking the dustwrapper. Once I had finished reading Antic Hay I wasn’t really sure what it had all been about.

Antic Hay is a comic novel by Aldous Huxleypublished in Antic Hay By Huxley, Aldous. For an example, check out the quote at the end of the review. Penguin ; Good to very good in paperback; pages.

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The book was condemned for its cynicism and for its immorality because of its open debate on sex. No, this was really impossible.

Quite a quriky novel. In this second novel Antic Hay written inHuxley employs many writing devices: She was attracted to strong, masterful men and was thus indifferent to the antiv and cerebral Jay, 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.

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It seemed a bit of an excuse to write about womanising in the Twenties but with no real point. By the twenty-first century I believe we shall all be telepaths.

The book follows the lives of a diverse cast of characters in bohemian, artistic and intellectual circles. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Less than a week later he was dead. Well, I haven’t the foggiest idea what all that was, but it’s over now. Since they are the cynosure for most of the male characters, I have saved for last two ladies of quite different qntic.