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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Much like The Waste Landwhich was published the previous year, Antic Hay abounds in religious imagery and classical allusions and produces a comparable effect: And tonight, she had been a model of non-existence.

He was for ever discovering something new. Dec 01, Bob Newman rated it really liked it. Garden City Publishing Company, With it he is able to overcome antoc shyness and approach women in public places with a bold directness.

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Near Fine book in hy Very Good dustjacket. Break the silence, smash the crystal to pieces. There would be an end of bandstands and whizzing factoriesand one would have to begin living arduously in the quiet, arduously in some strange un-heard-of manner. People don’t know ‘how to entertain themselves now; they leave it to other people to do it for them.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Bound in blue buckram, new end-papers and book tightened. The book does capture effectively that widespread disillusionment, with London portrayed as a city devoid of any real values or meaning.

Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms sntic ideals. Gumbril Jr is a teacher but hates it, just as Huxley did when he had been a teacher at Eton.

Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound. Brief summary of content and condition available on request by e-mail.

Reading copy with a few scrapes to front cover. I thought it would be the name of a character and was waiting all the time for him to turn up! No, this was really impossible. The discovery, in either case, is likely to cause antjc shock. He devoured them and they were at once his own. The novel was mentioned briefly in Evelyn Waugh ‘s classic novel Brideshead Revisited A mad world exists for those who dare to have mad dreams… And they dance through their lives trying to invent, to love, to find happiness and their dance is called Antic Hay.

A curate’s egg, but fascinating. After nuxley boozy lunch with Mrs Viveash, he sends Emily a telegram in which he claims to have had an accident. Huxley wrote this book in 2 months.

We shall have herds of literary rats exploring every sewer But unlike Rosie, who pretends to be a sexual sophisticate, Emily is a virgin. VG, hinges secure and unbroken; text clean; lower corner of rear cover gently bumped, covers slightly soiled, no DJ.


In the topic selected was space exploration. Jul 29, Peter Prentice rated it it was ok Shelves: Most are gainfully unemployed, drinking, dancing, and dining with the help of allowances, alimony, or inheritances.

The first great novel of Huxley dealing with the disenchantment of affluent Britain with all kinds of belief systems leading to utter wastefulness and decadence. Huxley was the first author I picked up when I ventured out of the YA section at 11 or so. He offered to build for the imagination and the ambitious spirit of man, so that even the most bestial, vaguely and remotely, as they walked those streets, might feel that they were of the same race —- or very nearly —- as Michelangelo; that they too might feel themselves, in spirit at least, magnificent, strong and free.

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It clearly demonstrates Huxley’s ability to dramatise intellectual debates in fiction and has been called a “novel of ideas” rather than people. Nice bright mounted paper spine label. Huxley became infatuated with her in the year in which the novel is set.

Not too hard to figure out why. Internet URLs are the best.