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Investigating Powell's A dance to the music of time

Author: Isabelle Joyau
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This stimulating study of Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time will be welcomed by all those interested in the development of contemporary English fiction. The clarity of Isabelle Joyau's style, the freshness of her approach will appeal to academics and non-academics alike. She steers clear of the tyranny of 'theory' favouring instead Auden's 'single intuitive glance', the assumption being that the critical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Anthony Powell; Anthony Powell; Anthony Powell; Anthony Powell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabelle Joyau
ISBN: 0333566165 9780333566169 031210670X 9780312106706
OCLC Number: 28634503
Description: xvii, 217 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The First-Person Narrator. Time in A Dance to the Music of Time. Society. Structure. Surface and Depth. The Abyss of Carnality. The Series and its Generic Affiliations.
Responsibility: Isabelle Joyau.

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Beginning with an assessment of Anthony Powell's popularity, Joyau goes on to examine individual themes - the narrator's quest for truth, time, the sociological aspect, structure, surface and depth,  Read more...

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