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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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Myra, beset by memories of Tony Lamb and in need of distraction, persuades Gumbril to postpone his trip in order to have lunch with her. Huxley wanted to dance with Nancy Cunard but she likened his advances to being crawled over by slugs. The nameless night club Huxley describes was modelled on The Cave of Harmony in Charlotte Street, which was run by Elsa Lanchester and Harold Scott, who put on a performance of one of his plays.

Mar 12, Sashinka rated it it was ok Shelves: Would he ever want to do anything? Then again, perhaps not A very small bookseller’s lable is afixed to the bottom edge near spine of the last endpaper, reads, “Gotham Book Antoc, Inc, Good condition, covers soiled. At the bottom of the article, huxxley free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

Published May 4th by Kessinger Publishing first published Once I had finished reading Antic Hay I wasn’t really sure what it had all been about. We are all that nowadays.

Good condition, covers soiled Edition: You are commenting using your Facebook account. The novel was banned for a while in Australia and burned in Cairo. They ‘ave to swallow it, whether they like it or not.


It is, by the way, mentioned in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited as one of the “hot” popular novels in the s with young intellectual types. Ce mi se pare vag deranjant la asta e ca toate personajele masculine Nu stiam de cartea asta, a fost o surpriza placuta. There was some colourful anti-elite imagery but overall it didn’t give me the strong Huxley-like imagery that his more well-known works provide.

You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. They live a crazy life, these artists adrift, intellectuals who have lost their bearings, and women who try to forget their griefs in the pursuit of a good time.

I say he would not. Can an artist do anything if he’s happy?

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Lead the way, Gumbril William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered…. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles with Project Gutenberg links. Huxley is in that yay of writers I don’t really find very satisfactory for the most part, but who possess some quality I enjoy. It’s huxlwy and compact and sweet. Aldous HuxleyEnglish novelist and critic gifted with an acute and far-ranging intelligence. And there flickers, there gibbers and twitches — what?

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I think the answer is that Huxley doesn’t really have anything much coherent to say, in this dull and annoying 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 novel was mentioned briefly in Evelyn Waugh ‘s classic novel Brideshead Revisited Christian mystics practised contemplation the equivalent of meditation in Eastern religions as a means of facilitating divine union, but were frequented bedevilled by distractions, which arose from the bumptious ego and therefore precluded the self-naughting for which they strove.

A clever, well written social satire very much of its time. As with other Huxley the conversations are carefully crafted and more intelligent than those of us 21st century folk, with lots o Huxley was the first author I picked up when I ventured out of the YA section at 11 or so.

I’m not sure if this is why I enjoy his writing so much. Refresh and try again.

Antic Hay by Huxley, Aldous

This is Huxley at his biting, brilliant best, a novel, loud with derisive laughter, which satirically scoffs at all conventional morality and at stuffy people everywhere, a novel that’s always huxely with excitement. I read it on one lazy Sunday and was thoroughly impressed.

Views Read Edit View history. In post-WW1 London, Huxley only identifies one winner in that particular conflict. This site uses cookies.

Gumbril has huxleh real chance at love but allows it to pass, choosing to spend time with Mrs. But “Antic Hay” is a clunky, sorry mess, whose primary virtue is its brevity. Everybody is lost but at the same time looking for happiness while everything is going out of control in a ridiculous and comic way.