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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She has already left Gumbril and Lypiatt bewitched and broken-hearted, and takes a shine to their dinner guest Shearwater, a physiologist who is an expert on the function of the kidneys but a fool in matters of the heart.

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We are all that nowadays. 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.

If you will tell mothers how to bring up their children, instead of allowing nature to kill them off in wntic natural way.

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.

Almost As New, with tiny cuts at top and bottom of the spine, probably part of hxy production process. Tinand cont ca povestea e cica inspirata din viata lui, probabil persoana nuxley pricina e chiar Huxley.

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Grafton,p. This was amusing and a bit similar to 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.

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You’ve got your artist, your poet, your critic, your pseudo -scientist, your futurist, your lowlife, your romantic, a vamp, and a flapper or two, and the anti hero Gumbril, who is spectacularly devoid of personality. But when they call for Lypiatt, he does not come to the door since he is contemplating suicide due to the failure of his latest show, his broken heart over Myra and his huxldy realisation that for the last twenty years he has been a mere charlatan pretending to be a Great Man.


Orange Penguin No Books by Aldous Huxley. It is a quick, easy read, and whilst I really enjoyed a few scenes, overall it was too incoherent, only sporadically entertaining, and sometimes downright annoying.

The book is solid, square, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Penguin ; Good to very good in paperback; pages.

An ordinary man would not be free. The ‘Man About Town’ sections were the funniest in the book, the woman who acts as a Bored Socialite foil to his Artistic Persona; so they merrily deceive each other.

Ex-library with usual labels and markings. Handsomely rebound in full tan morocco, raised bands on spine. For an example, check out the quote at the end of the review. Casimir Lypiatt, a loud-mouthed, self-confident, bad artist, is not only the object of satire ahy also the agent, huxleg some cutting lines about the vapidity of the age that even The Sunday Express could scarce forebear to cheer. There’s a sadness here that casts a shadow on the comedy.

A little wear to sharp edges of the spine, mainly top and bottom with a half cm split at the bottom. Professors and Latin scholars interact with fakes, pretenders, and con-men; it’s a small section of London society at that time.

Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Pure and unsullied; pure and unmixed, unadulterated. Brief summary of content and condition available on request by e-mail. Huxley wanted to dance with Nancy Cunard but she likened his advances to being crawled over by slugs.

Only three light bumps mar its appearance; the two upper fore-corners and one on the front upper edge near the spine. Antic Hay was fun, thought-provoking, Quite a quriky novel.

Huxley 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 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.


Owner bookplate and small bookseller label inside front cover some offsetting on adjacent free blank. His big scheme for inflatable trousers doesn’t quite succeed either. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It was a word people only used nowadays with a kind of deprecating humourousness.

Mrs Viveash who all the men are in love but who does not love them. 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.

An appreciation of the Arts is strong in this novel: Lead the way, Gumbril He devoured them and they were at once his own. Ad Infinitum Books Condition: The erotica takes place between the lines but sometimes a good cover can help. Antic Hay seems as odd a book as the realities of each character Huxley creates in it. Less than a week later he was dead. Some also strive to be somebody elsemaybe the Complete Man as opposed to being mild-mannered and melancholy.

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.

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.

Ce mi se pare vag deranjant la asta e ca toate personajele masculine par a fi cumva la fel – vorbesc la fel, se comporta oarecum identic, par a fi aceeasi persoana. This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat