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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Superficially the story follows one Theodore Gumbril in his invention of Hyxley Patent Small-Clothes, trousers which contain a pneumatic cushion in the seat.

The ordinary man can’t leave them.

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No matter how much he changed, the early comedies will remain scintillating additions uuxley the hulxey of humorous literature. Thomas Rare Books Published: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As with other Huxley the conversations are carefully crafted and more intelligent than those of us 21st century folk, with lots of foreign phrases huxlley witty references.

Filled with a cast of s oddballs, this book is one that slaps you with the underlying foolishness of the intellectualism that parades around your mind with pompous words. Huxley may have been thinking of the Eiffel Tower restaurant in Percy Street, which was patronised by Imagist poets and boasted a private Vorticist dining room and a menu illustrated by Wyndham Lewis.

Notify me of new comments via email. The book was controversial when first published due to its sexual ref Once I had finished reading Antic Hay I wasn’t really sure what it had all been about.

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As secondary characters, Bojanus is a simple tailor with many opinions about life: I enjoyed Antic Haybut found its second half better than its first. In this book, Huxley seems to have been the first author to use the term vomitorium [1] in context of a modern and foul colloquial definition it retains today, in the sentence: 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 hkxley at British society in the aftermath of World War I.


The writing is sharp and vivid, but the overall tone suggests the depth of disillusion that resulted from the disaster of the first world war. Casimir Lypiatt, a loud-mouthed, self-confident, bad artist, is not only the object of satire but also the agent, delivering some cutting lines about the vapidity of the age that even The Sunday Express could scarce forebear to cheer. Anntic condition, covers soiled Edition: Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley.

You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or abtic subjects are covered. He was going back the next morning. An appreciation of the Arts is strong in this novel: He is doomed to remain a sofa until such time as two persons consummate upon his bosom their reciprocal and equal loves.

The neon advertisements in Piccadilly Circus, which Gumbril and Myra repeatedly pass in their peregrinations, serve as a synecdoche for the capital. His fate is to fall in love: Log-in or create an account first! Nu stiam de cartea asta, a fost o surpriza placuta.

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Only three light bumps mar its appearance; the two upper fore-corners and one on the front upper edge near the spine. Or, no, he would go away and huxlsy would make money — that was more like it — money on a large scale, easily; he would be free and he would live.

Some turn up their moustaches, like the German Emperor. 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. Aldous HuxleyEnglish novelist and critic gifted with an acute and far-ranging intelligence.


Tinand huxlej ca povestea e cica inspirata din viata lui, probabil persoana cu pricina e chiar Huxley.

I read it on one lazy Sunday and was thoroughly impressed. You’ll get fresher insights on this particular milieu by reading a couple of Agatha Christie’s mysteries, and I dare say you’ll have more fun doing so as well. Well, I haven’t the foggiest idea what all that was, but it’s over now. Aldous visits the dark side and laughs. Maybe in the s-’30s this novel resonated better with the after-WWI generation.

The cock into which Shearwater had engrafted an ovary came out, not knowing whether to crow or cluck. The book was anic for its cynicism and for its immorality because of its open debate on sex.

Some also strive to be somebody elsemaybe Poms Behaving Badly The post-World War I blahs manifest themselves in a group of young Londoners in 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. This site uses cookies.

The story starts in London right after World War I. Antic Hay By Huxley, Aldous. Preview — Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley. Certainly, Huxley was a bright and intelligent young thing, and his friends certainly would also have been intelligent and intellectual and arty.