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. Antic Hay, novel by Aldous Huxley, published in A satire of post-World War I London intellectuals, the work follows Theodore Gumbril, Jr., the protagonist. 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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Preview — Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley. Huxley is skillful at describing a scene. The ordinary man can’t leave them.

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. Best known for his novels ajtic wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts.

Cred ca mi-a placut fiindca mi-a amintit de astealalte, ceea xntic face sa ma intreb cine ar trebui sa o citeasca – probabil nu cineva nefamiliarizat cu alte carti de Huxley. Please try again later. Antic Hay was fun, thought-provoking, and only slightly full of itself.


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Aldous Huxley – Antic Hay (London, ) – Science Comma

Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley. The writing is sharp and vivid, but the overall tone suggests the depth of disillusion that resulted from the disaster I read this book because Lois Gordon’s excellent biography of Nancy Cunard cites it. And utterly remote, absorbed in their grave, solemn ecstasy, the robed and mitred priest held out, the dying saint yearningly received, the body of the Son of God. Heavyhanded and confused, it never gels to anything even remotely memorable.

Paperbackpages. The longer Gumbril remains in London, the more he succumbs to the ambient corruption. I’m not sure if this is why I enjoy his writing so much. August 19, at 3: Ce mi se pare vag deranjant la asta e ca toate personajele masculine par a fi cumva la fel huxleh vorbesc la fel, se comporta oarecum identic, par a fi aceeasi persoana.

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There would be an end of band-stands and whizzing factories, and one would have to begin living arduously huxleg the quiet, arduously in some strange, unheard-of-manner. I didn’t know what to expect when I picked it up, was rather dreading melodrama and exaggeration ala Evelyn Waugh but did not find it. There’s a sadness here that casts a shadow on the comedy.

Aldous Huxley – Antic Hay (London, 1923)

The views expressed in hux,ey blog are not necessarily those of the University of Kent. The plot, such as it is, is merely a device for Aldous Huxley to convey different viewpoints. It’s largely satirical, and in equal measure bilious and hilarious. Certainly, Huxley was a bright and intelligent young thing, and his friends certainly would also have been intelligent and intellectual and arty. Antic Hay was fun, thought-provoking, Quite a quriky novel.


Being somebody else’s lover is de rigueur. The novel was banned for a while in Australia and burned in Cairo. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

When one is a dreamer the world is a kaleidoscope of ideas and a firework of expectations… And it is better not to wake up. For all occasions; not merely for church-going. He calls on Myra for a last hurrah before his departure for Paris in the morning. Dec 14, Terry rated it really liked it. The novel starts slowly, and when the protagonist, Gumbril, meets his intellectual and arty friends in London and thus introduces us to them, I almost despaired.

The themes are pretty timeless: