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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Antic Hay is one of Aldous 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.

Aldous Huxley – Antic Hay (London, 1923)

His book reviews have been published by a variety of periodicals: Can abtic artist do anything if he’s happy? The old Fleet river, which had been little better than a sewer before the Great Fire, was to be transformed into an elegant canal.

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Huxley became infatuated with aldoud in the year in which the novel is set. Ahy wanted to dance with Nancy Cunard but she likened his advances to being crawled over by slugs. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There’s a sadness here that casts a shadow on the comedy. Additionally, as technology developed, surgical alfous became more than just recreating necessary features to enable the body to function again.

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This was amusing and a bit similar nuxley Crome Yellow in it’s making fun of conventions of social niceties which are often rooted in ridiculous efforts of older folk trying to keep youth from enjoying themselves. Dec 01, Bob Newman rated it really liked it.

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Una peste alta, a fost interesant de vazut cum a dus o idee pana la un punct All that day, that night, it had been one long goodbye. You can make it easier aldius us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. The cock into which Shearwater had engrafted an ovary came out, not knowing whether to crow or cluck.

Preview — Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley. Although only a few of his works are still read,…. I think the answer is that Huxley doesn’t really have anything much coherent to say, in this dull and annoying book. Unlike most comic writers who go for the immediate gag, Aldous Huxley is more far-reaching.

A clever, well written social satire very much of its time. In London, Gumbril is embroiled in sexual adventures as the Complete Man, he huxlfy a deal with a venture capitalist to market his pneumatic trousers and he spends his nights in the disreputable company of Coleman and Mercaptan. The discovery, in either case, is likely to cause a shock. Since they are the cynosure for most of the male characters, I have saved for last anntic ladies of quite different disposition.

Nov 24, John Millard rated it really alsous it. Myra Viveash is trapped in the past, Lypiatt is the victim of his own enthusiastic mediocrity, Rosie mistakes temporary amusement for meaningful rela There were a lot of interesting passages in this book and plenty of funny wordplay.

Yet, alcous have seen him at his most youthful and frothiest. Professors and Latin scholars interact with fakes, pretenders, and con-men; it’s a small section of London society at that time. Huxley wrote this book in 2 months. Contact our editors with your feedback. Antic Hay seems as odd a book as the realities of each character Huxley creates in it.


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Why not as upfront in its message about life as Brave New World, Antic Hay does an excellent job of depicting youthful idealism and the tragedy of trying to live up to those alodus.

Huxley was the first author I picked up when I ventured out of the YA section at 11 or so. We are all that nowadays. Actually maybe Huxley knew, but for a nowadays reader it is quite obscure.

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Huxley is skillful at describing a scene. 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.

It had the inviting air of a road which goes on for ever. 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. None of these characters is fleshed out in any credible way – they just engage in brittly clever dialog which is to say, lethally boring dialogmouthpieces for whatever point of view they are supposed to be representing.

Anything for a diversion.

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The growth of a poet — John Keats — Nu stiam de cartea asta, a fost o surpriza placuta. The story takes place in Londonand depicts the aimless or self-absorbed cultural elite in the sad and turbulent times following the end of Huxoey War I.

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.

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