Antic Hay

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Dalkey Archive Press, 1923 - 218 pages
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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!"

 

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User Review  - aliciamay - LibraryThing

This is one of Huxley’s lesser known works and now I can see why. For a 250 page book it dragged along despite a promising start about a teacher quitting his job to design pneumatic pants. A lot of ... Read full review

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User Review  - ursula - LibraryThing

I'm finding out that just reading Brave New World in high school doesn't really give you any sense of what sort of an author Aldous Huxley was. Antic Hay is a novel about, essentially, the Lost ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
11
Section 3
16
Section 4
37
Section 5
48
Section 6
61
Section 7
71
Section 8
76
Section 11
108
Section 12
131
Section 13
140
Section 14
148
Section 15
150
Section 16
163
Section 17
208
Section 18
215

Section 9
80
Section 10
97
Section 19
221
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Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Devils of Loudun, The Doors of Perception, and The Perennial Philosophy. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles.

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