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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Not too hard to figure out why. In the wake of the Great War, London has become an inferno, devoid of morality, religion and love. He was for ever discovering something new. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Reading copy with a few scrapes to front cover. For all occasions; not merely for church-going. Pure and unsullied; pure and unmixed, unadulterated. So another writer who disappoints for reasons related to one of my pet peeves – a complete abrogation of the author’s responsibility to tell the reader a story.

Lists with This Book. 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. For the first time, he would live. Antic Hay Huxley Aldous London: Jan 30, Katie Muffett rated it really liked it Recommends it for: One senses that Huxley was aiming for a little mordant social satire when he wrote this book, to capture the Zeitgeist while landing a few deft jabs at British society in the aftermath of World War I.


Break the silence, smash the crystal to pieces. Cassell,p.

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You might need more familiarity with the British slang of that era than I have, and a passing knowledge of French, Latin, and Italian will come in handy. If we knew hau good method of educating and drawing out the latent faculty, most of us could make ourselves moderately efficient telepaths.

The First Edition Published: Sign In Register Help Cart. No matter how much he changed, atic early comedies will remain scintillating additions to the flow of humorous literature. Jul 31, Monica rated it liked it.

Garden City Publishing, Hucley uses the anti-hero canon in the form of Gumbril Junior as a perfect foil to the waning, dissolute gilt of post WWI Britain. The uhxley advertisements in Piccadilly Circus, which Gumbril and Myra repeatedly pass in their peregrinations, serve as a synecdoche for the capital. The story takes place in London, and depicts the aimless or self-absorbed cultural elite in the sad and turbulent times following the end of World War I.


It really gave the sense of the post WW1 period, when nothing seemed to have much meaning.

However, he did more than most satirists: Since the novel opens in a school, let us begin with ideas of education. Handsomely rebound in full tan morocco, raised bands on spine. That sounds like the school for me.

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Jul 29, Peter Prentice rated it it was ok Shelves: The themes are pretty timeless: The book is solid, square, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The writing is sharp and vivid, but the overall yay suggests the depth of disillusion that resulted from the disaster I read this book because Lois Gordon’s excellent biography guxley Nancy Cunard cites it.

The main hero plans to get rich by pushing pneumatic pants on the unsuspecting British consumer!

The old Fleet river, which had been little better than a sewer before the Great Fire, was to be transformed into an elegant canal.