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by Anthony Powell
A Dance to the Music of Time is a 12-volume cycle of novels by Anthony Powell, inspired by the painting of the same name by Nicolas Poussin and published between 1951 and 1975 to critical acclaim.
A Dance to the Music of Time is a 12-volume cycle of novels by Anthony Powell, inspired by the painting of the same name by Nicolas Poussin and published between 1951 and 1975 to critical acclaim. The story is an often comic examination of movements and manners, power and passivity in English political, cultural and military life in the mid-20th century. The sequence is narrated by Nick Jenkins in the form of his reminiscences.
I think it is now becoming clear that A Dance to the Music of Time is going to become the greatest modern novel since Ulysses. I would rather read Mr Powell than any English novelist now writing.
The Album of Anthony Powell’s Dance to the Music of Time. Miscellaneous Verdicts (criticism). The Rest I’ll Whistle. A dance to the music of time. Books do Furnish a Room. Hearing Secret Harmonies. 1. REVERTING TO THE UNIVERSITY AT forty, one immediately recaptured all the crushing melancholy of the undergraduate condition. As the train drew up at the platform, before the local climate had time to impair health, academic contacts disturb the spirit, a more imminent gloom was re-established, its sinewy grip in a flash making one young again.
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This affectionate life of Anthony Powell succeeds in restoring the reputation of the witty postwar novelist. There is, immediately, a debate about A Dance to the Music of Time, Powell’s principal claim to fame, a work that has not worn well. Powell’s social comedy is realistic, based on closely observed contemporaries. Unlike Wodehouse, for example, whose lunatic Eden is timeless and untroubled by the 20th century, Powell’s milieu has come to seem dated, its texture threadbare and its colours faded. He is not a moralist like Orwell, nor a great satirist like Waugh. He lacks Greene’s Manichean ferocity. He is, perhaps, too true to himself to be in the company of those big beasts.
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Temporary Kings is a novel by Anthony Powell, the penultimate in his twelve-volume masterpiece, A Dance to the Music of Time. It was published in 1973 and remains in print as does the rest of the sequence. The title is a possible reference to The Golden Bough, which has a section with the same title concerning the practice in the ancient world of appointing kings for a brief period, at the end of which they would be executed. The novel introduces a surreal element, mischievously portraying the literary world as politically corrupt and riven with dark deeds.
Hilary Spurling takes us through the life and his many literary friendships, pointing out landmarks and influences which made their way into ‘Dance’ and his other writings. Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server. The Irish Times World Economic Forum Bandcamp Knight Lab Cineuropa Scribble. Used by Google Analytics.