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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Huxley was the first author I picked up when I ventured out of the YA section at guxley or so. Tiny tear to the edge of the paper spine label else very near fine lacking the dustwrapper.

A Look Back- Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley | North of Oxford

For the first time, he would live. Through his novels and es Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family.

And, oh, inexpressibly terrifying! However, when somebody tries to capture the essence of such situations they inevitably fall flat – what is charming, witty I enjoyed Antic Haybut found its second half better than its first.

The characters only exist to represent various archetypes an artist, a poet, a promiscuous flapper, an innocent etc.

I never got any clear sense of what Aldous Huxley wanted to say with this book. The novel will creep anitc crawl with the vermin of diseased imaginations. What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?

Huxley became infatuated with her in the year in which the novel is set. So, with no story, what are we left with? Nov 05, Bruce rated it liked it. Gumbril has a real chance at love but allows it to pass, choosing to spend time with Mrs. Thank you for your feedback.


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.

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. Amusing enough and occasionally interesting as an idea was worth more than the time it took to read it, but the title says it all.

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Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. The ‘Man About Town’ sections were the hy in the book, the woman who acts as a Bored Socialite foil to his Artistic Persona; so they merrily deceive each other.

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 huxey. Argosy Book Store Condition: Antic Hay was very restless, it flitted around characters and social scenes but did retain 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.

Fine Fresh copy in a good jacket. 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 read it on one lazy Huxleh and was thoroughly impressed. He would go away and live uncomfortably on his three hundred. I read huxleey book because Lois Gordon’s excellent biography of Nancy Cunard cites it. In that way, this is an acute portrait of the period.


Antic Hay – Wikipedia

His antix are notable for their wit and pessimistic satire, though he remains best known for one novel,…. Or, no, he would go away and he would make money — that was more like it — money on a large scale, easily; he would be free and he would live.

Much like The Waste Landwhich was published the previous year, Antic Hay abounds in religious imagery and classical allusions and produces a comparable effect: The editors asked five thinkers, including the British author Aldous Huxley, best known….

Preview — Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley. The Modern Library, The main hero plans to get rich by pushing pneumatic pants on xntic unsuspecting British consumer!

I imagine it would be more enjoyable if I knew French and Latin characters often speak on those languages for nuance sake.

It will need conserved. The ordinary man can’t leave them. 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 guxley same race —- or very nearly —- as Michelangelo; that they too might feel themselves, in spirit at least, magnificent, strong and free.

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.