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Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Normal, Ill. : Dalkey Archive Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Black humor (Literature)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
Antic hay.
Normal, Ill. : Dalkey Archive Press, 1997
(OCoLC)643761678
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aldous Huxley
ISBN: 1564781496 9781564781499
OCLC Number: 36017324
Description: 218 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Aldous Huxley.

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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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There are passages in Antic Hay of a pure and rhythmic beauty: passages so fine, so just, that they move one like good music. -- Saturday Review

 
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