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, novel by Aldous Huxley, published in A satire of post-World War I London intellectuals, the work follows Theodore Gumbril, Jr., the protagonist. 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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Antic Hay was fun, thought-provoking, Quite a quriky novel. Huxley apparently had a brief liason with Cunard and then made her a character in this book. It’s largely satirical, and in equal measure bilious and hilarious.

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Why not just a hat, or scarf? There is no discernible plot – instead, various stock characters are dragged in and out of the action, essentially caroming off one another in a fairly random fashion.

A comedy of manners, a comedy of ideas – this is a salmagundi of everything going on among the chattering classes and the bright young things in London of the 20s, with no coherent vision or even story. She had tried to recapture, to re-evoke, to revivify. I see his two major literary contributions to be description of character but especially philosophy of life including social mores as well as scientific speculation. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

I’m not sure if this is why I enjoy his writing so much. Can an artist do anything if he’s happy? As a preteen, I thought this was what adulthood would be like – frankly, I was disappointed though not sure if I’d be able to keep up with alsous conversation anyhow. The editors asked five thinkers, including the British author Aldous Huxley, best known….


I never got any clear sense of what Aldous Huxley wanted to say with this book. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. E mult mai neinchegata si mai slaba decat “Orb prin Gaza” si “Punct contrapunct” – carti pe care le mentionez fiindca mi se pare ca multe din ideile din “Dans grotesc” sunt dezvoltate ulterior in astea doua. It is, by the way, m Huxley is in that category of writers I don’t really find very satisfactory for the most part, but who possess some quality I enjoy.

The albino she-rabbits lollopped out and shook their ears and pointed their tremulous noses toward the door. What can you expect?

Aldous Huxley – Antic Hay (London, 1923)

This site uses cookies. But Huxley being Huxley, there are those real questions and observations, often hidden under the stones of irony. May 08, Colin Thibodeau rated it did not like it. Because he wouldn’t know how to occupy his leisure except in some way that would be forced on him by other people. Apr 02, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. Quickly, before it is too late, start the factory wheels, bang the drum, blow up the saxophone.

His fate is to fall in love: Jul 31, Monica rated it liked it. The erotica takes place between the lines but sometimes a good cover can help. As one of the characters observes, “The real charm about debauchery is its total pointlessness, futility, and above all its incredible tediousness.


And tonight, she had been a model of non-existence. The aldlus disfigured particularly suffered from this, as many could no longer grow facial hair, leaving antid to feel somewhat feminine. While Huxley subsequently became fascinated by Eastern religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism, at this stage he was more conversant aldkus Christian mysticism and had read the work of among others Jacob Boehme as an undergraduate at Oxford.

As a reader lacking these skills I had to regularly pause to make online searches to clarify various references that would otherwise have gone over my head. I aldoux the book easy to read and digest, and an interesting look at the time period as well as human nature in general. The Goyas hung on the walls, there was a Boucher in the bathroom; and when he entered with his guests, what a Piazzetta exploded about the dining-room mantelpiece!

The book does capture effectively that widespread disillusionment, with London portrayed as a city devoid of any real values or meaning. By the twenty-first century I believe we shall all be telepaths.

hxuley She repeated them softly now. Ce mi se pare vag deranjant la asta e ca toate personajele masculine Nu stiam de cartea asta, a fost o surpriza placuta. Huxley displayed a flare for wit, irony, bombast, bon mot, and psychological probing of character.