Antic Hay

Antic Hay

by Robert Whitfield, Aldous Huxley
     
 

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 Also Rises, portrays a world of lost souls madly pursuing both pleasure and meaning. Fake artists, third-rate poets, pompous critics, pseudo-scientists, con-men, bewildered romantics, cock-eyed futurists - all… See more details below

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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 Also Rises, portrays a world of lost souls madly pursuing both pleasure and meaning. Fake artists, third-rate poets, pompous critics, pseudo-scientists, con-men, bewildered romantics, cock-eyed futurists - all inhabit this world spinning out of control, as wildly comic as it is disturbingly accurate. In a style that ranges from the lyrical to the absurd, and with characters whose identities shift and change as often as their names and appearances, Huxley has here invented a novel that bristles with life and energy, what the New York Times called "a delirium of sense enjoyment!"

Editorial Reviews

New Statesman
This new intensity of emotion gives a new savour to the wit which is, after all, what we read Mr. Huxley for.

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Long out of print, this minor modernist classic satirizes Huxley's illustrious circle in the years after World War I. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Although Blackstone is to be commended for rediscovering many older literary classics, these two early Huxley novels might better have been left to rest in peace. Crome Yellow (1921) depicts an aristocratic cast of eccentrics in a British country house who do nothing but talk...and talk.... Antic Way (1923) shifts to a similar group of Bohemians in London who spend hours in elegant restaurants discussing art and philosophy. With so much conversation and so little action, reading these books aloud is unquestionably the best way to dramatize Huxley's brilliant dialog. Robert Whitfield does it full justice and proves that he is now one of the best narrators in the business. Recommended only for Huxley fans.--Jo Carr, Sarasota, FL Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Saturday Review

There are passages inAntic Hayof a pure and rhythmic beauty: passages so fine, so just, that they move one like good music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786115174
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
Unabridged, 7 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.20(d)

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