[EBOOK / PDF] (Antic Hay) By Aldous Huxley
One Too Many Blows To The Head gN remotely memorableNot too hard to figure out why 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 You veot your artist your poet your critic your pseudo scientist your futurist your lowlife your romantic a vamp and a flapper or two and the "ANTIHERO GUMBRIL WHO IS SPECTACULARLY DEVOID OF PERSONALITY NONE " Gumbril who is spectacularly devoid of personality None these characters is fleshed out in any credible way they just engage in brittly clever dialog which is to say lethally boring dialog mouthpieces for whatever point of view they are *supposed to be representing While the reader is left baffled as to *to be representing While the reader is left baffled as to the hell Huxley might be trying to conveyI
Think The Answer Is That Huxley Doesn the answer is that Huxley doesn really have anything much coherent to say in this dull and annoying book Since there s no plot to speak of eventually it just sort of peters out So another writer who disappoints for reasons related to one of my pet peeves a complete abrogation of the author s responsibility to tell the reader a story You ll The Dressmakers Gift get fresher insights on this particular milieu by reading a couple of Agatha Christie s mysteries and I dare say you ll have fun doing so as well 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 HayMost lovers picture to themselves in their mistresses a secret reality beyond and different from what they see every day They are in love with somebody else their own invention And sometimes there is a secret reality and sometimes reality and appearance are the same The discovery in either case is likely to cause a shockWhen one is a dreamer the world is a kaleidoscope of ideas and a firework of expectations And. Civilised Myra Viveash and his burning ambitions begin to lose their urgencyWickedly funny and deliciously barbed Antic Hay epitomises thelittering neuroticism of the twenti. .
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Well I haven t the foggiest idea what all that was but it s over now Huxley s second novel is a satire set in the early 1920s The cloud of WW1 is there with people trying to find meaning in meaningless things Gumbril the key male character abandons the mindlessness of teaching to develop his pneumatic trouser bottoms He also embarks with some affairs where he ains courage through his fake beard The story is sad as well as humorous with the failed artist Lypiatt and Shearwater with his wife Rosie Mrs Viveash who all
THE MEN ARE IN LOVE BUT men are in love but does not love them The happiest person is perhaps Gumbril senior with his evening ritual of watching the starlings roost in nearby trees and his passion for his architectural models An enjoyable read My Vintage Classics edition of Antic Hay describes it as wickedly funny and perhaps to those reading it around 1923 when it was first published this social satire seemed the height of hilarity Then again perhaps not The plot such as it is is merely a device for Aldous Huxley to convey different viewpoints The lack of any real story is for a work of fiction a serious limitation and one I struggled with Additionally a classical education and *some familiarity with French and Latin is advantageous when reading this book As a reader *familiarity with French and Latin is advantageous when reading this book As a reader these skills I had to regularly pause to make online searches to clarify various references that would otherwise have one over my head So with no story what are we left with A clever well written social satire very much of its time The characters only exist to represent various archetypes an artist a poet a promiscuous flapper an innocent etc whose primary role is to exchange clever dialogue Throughout the novel Gumbril the central character struggles to reconcile the two sides of his personality the Mil. WITH A FOREWORD BY DAVID LODGEWhen inspiration leads Theodore Gumbril to design a type of pneumatic trouser cushion to ease the discomfort of sedentary life he decides the time.