Antic Hay, novel by Aldous Huxley, published in A satire of post-World War I London intellectuals, the work follows Theodore Gumbril, Jr., the protagonist. 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. ANTIC HAY t. CHAPTER I. Gumdril, Theodore Gumbril Junior, , sat in his oaken stall on the north side of the School Chapel and wondered, as he.

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Books by Aldous Huxley. Almost all strive to be fashionable, poetic, witty, or artistic. Views Read Edit View history. Lists with This Book. And London, with its constant charivari, its jazz bands, music halls and theatres, its cabarets, night-clubs and pubs, is represented as the home of the antic hay. He takes; and what’s that but slavery? Religion and its concomitant ethics is examined from many angles.

From within that chipped gilt frame all the beauty, all the grandeur of religion looked darkly out upon the pink room. The book does capture effectively that widespread disillusionment, with London portrayed as a city devoid of any real values or meaning. Thanks for telling us about the problem. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Myra is an archetype of the despairing, pleasure-seeking, sexually promiscuous post-war flapper. They are in love with somebody else — their own invention.

Aldous visits the dark side and laughs. The writing was very good, but I guess you would really need to have moved in the circles described to fully appreciate what he was getting at. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.


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. 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. Inspired by Coleman, Gumbril buys a false beard and uses it to cultivate a new, more virile persona.

Dec 14, Terry rated it really liked it. Gumbril Jr is a teacher but hates it, just as Huxley did when he had been a teacher at Eton. Paperbackpages. Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms and ideals. 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.

Since the novel opens in a school, let us begin with ideas of education. Nov 30, Maureen Mathews rated it liked it.

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Nov 24, John Millard rated it really liked it. Sep 29, Troy Wilkinson rated it really liked it.

Professors and Latin scholars interact with fakes, pretenders, and con-men; it’s a small section of London society at that time. And, oh, inexpressibly terrifying! It’s largely satirical, and in equal measure bilious and hilarious.

Yes, it’s still a satire on the kind of people in the Bloomsbury set, but it begins to have more feeling, and I could empathise with characters. With it he is able to overcome his shyness and approach women in public places with a bold directness. People don’t know ‘how to entertain themselves now; they leave it to other people to do it for them.

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. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: A clever, well written social satire very much of its time.


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Less than a week later he was dead. It expresses a mood of mournful disenchantment and reinforced Huxley’s reputation as an iconoclast.

I imagine it would be more enjoyable if I knew French and Latin characters often speak on those languages for nuance sake. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Notify me of new comments via email. However, he did more than most satirists: He was going back the next morning.

What do politicians look like? It was a word people only used nowadays with a kind of deprecating humourousness. As with other Huxley the conversations are carefully crafted and more intelligent than those of us 21st century folk, with lots o Huxley was the first author I picked up when I ventured out of the YA section at 11 or so.

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anitc There would be an end of bandstands and whizzing factoriesand one would have to begin living arduously in the quiet, arduously in hzy strange un-heard-of manner. In spite of her promiscuity, she has been unable to feel affection, much less love, for anyone: Jul 29, Peter Prentice rated it it was ok Shelves: The editors asked five thinkers, including the British author Aldous Huxley, best known….

Heavyhanded and confused, it never gels to anything even remotely memorable. Viveash would be so negative.