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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They ‘ave to swallow it, whether they like it or not. Can an artist do anything if he’s happy? I’m finding out ha just reading Brave New World in high school doesn’t really give you any sense of what sort of an author Aldous Huxley was.

Although only a few of abtic works are still read,…. Near Fine book in a Very Good dustjacket. The cock into which Shearwater had engrafted an ovary came out, not knowing whether to crow or cluck. And there had never been anything, really, but a disgust.

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

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Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley

Good condition, covers soiled. Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. Why not as upfront in its message about life as Brave New World, Antic Hay does an excellent job of depicting youthful idealism and the tragedy of trying to live up to those ideals. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Antic Hay is a novel about, essentially, the Lost Generation and their feelings of disaffection and uncertainty in the wake of World War I.

Never underestimate a man who takes LSD on his deathbed The neon advertisements in Piccadilly Circus, which Gumbril and Myra repeatedly pass in their peregrinations, serve as a synecdoche for the capital. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from until his death in 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.

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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. Myra is an archetype of the despairing, pleasure-seeking, sexually promiscuous post-war flapper. Once I had finished reading Antic Hay I wasn’t really sure what it had all been about. A very small bookseller’s lable is afixed to the bottom edge near spine of the last endpaper, reads, “Gotham Book Mart, Inc, The text is complete, clean, bright, sharp and unmarked also.

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Any text you add should hudley original, not copied from other sources. First American edition with the correct imprint on the copyright page. Quite a quriky novel. Very good in good dust jacket.

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The novel will creep and crawl with the vermin of diseased imaginations. Gumbril’s quest for love occasionally makes him resort hwy utilizing “The Complete Man” which is a disguise he concocts around a false full beard.

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.