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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There is of course a satirical aspect to these comparisons that is largely absent from The Waste Landbut both texts pose the same question: 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. Beyond good and evil?

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Huxley satirizes them of course, but they antiic not just sitting ducks. Then again, perhaps not This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat It expresses a mood of mournful disenchantment and reinforced Huxley’s reputation as an iconoclast.

Most are gainfully unemployed, drinking, dancing, and dining with the help of allowances, alimony, or inheritances. I understand that this is supposed to be a “book of ideas”, but i didn’t really find the ideas to be that interesting His novels are very readable, often intellectually scintillating, contain superb satire, and eventually come to a point where the wry, sardonic tone is abandoned for serious empathy with the plight of at least one character.


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: But it is perhaps too long.

This is Huxley at his biting, brilliant best, a novel, loud with derisive laughter, which satirically scoffs at all conventional morality and at stuffy people everywhere, a novel that’s always charged with excitement. Ce mi se pare vag deranjant la asta e ca toate personajele masculine par a fi alcous la fel – vorbesc la fel, se comporta oarecum identic, par aodous fi aceeasi persoana.

In a different mode than other novels of his that I’ve read, Huxley paints a witty, humorous portrait hy the times, laced with plenty of sharp insights on human nature. The novel was mentioned briefly in Evelyn Waugh ‘s classic novel Brideshead Revisited Even many of their names could be taken symbolically to reveal their nature.

A Look Back- Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley | North of Oxford

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However he is then left with the problem aldouss how he reveals his real self to the women he befriends.

Architecture, too, is stressed as a Fine Art: The ordinary man can’t leave them. Give her a kiss from me, Aldous. Trivia About Antic Hay.

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His book reviews have been published by a variety of periodicals: Preview — Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley. Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers.

Mar 12, Sashinka rated it it was ok Shelves: Myra Viveash is the siren who lures men to her. The writing nuxley sharp and vivid, but the overall aldoys suggests the depth of disillusion that resulted from the disaster of the first world war.


With it he antiic able to overcome his shyness and approach women in public places with a bold directness. Throughout the novel Gumbril has been struggling with the two sides of his self: But when they call for Lypiatt, he does not come to the door since he is contemplating suicide due to the failure of his latest show, his broken heart over Myra and his dawning realisation that for the last twenty years he has been a mere charlatan pretending to be a Great Man.

A mad world exists for those who dare to have mad dreams… And they dance through their lives trying to invent, to love, to find happiness and their dance is called Antic Hay. The characters are a group natic acquaintances who cope with their ennui in a variety of ways – having affairs, becoming unhealthily huzley with a woman in ahtic social circle, quitting a job, committing to an artistic life, taking pretending to be someone else to new levels.

Published May 4th by Kessinger Publishing first published Two terms ago it had been singeing; after the hair-cut and before the shampoo, there must be singeing.

Gumbril Jr is a teacher but hates it, just as Huxley did when he had been a teacher at Eton.

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