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Civilised Myra Viveash and his burning ambitions begin to lose their urgencyWickedly funny and deliciously barbed Antic Hay epitomises the glittering neuroticism of the twenti. There were a lot of interesting passages in this book and plenty of funny wordplay It really gave the sense of the post WW1 period when nothing seemed to have much meaning Gumbril has a real chance at love but allows it to pass choosing to spend time with Mrs Viveash instead His big scheme for inflatable trousers doesn't uite succeed either Myra Viveash is trapped in the past Lypiatt is the victim of his own enthusiastic mediocrity Rosie mistakes temporary amusement for meaningful relationships It is a society in which everyone is living lives of uiet desperation and they are scarcely aware of it

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Antic HayWITH 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. 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 Generation and their feelings of disaffection and uncertainty in the wake of World War I A satire it is at times just poking a bit of fun at times jabbing viciously The themes are pretty timeless disillusionment the experience of feeling adrift in the world wondering if what you've wanted for yourself is really worth wanting The characters are a group of acuaintances who cope with their ennui in a variety of ways having affairs becoming unhealthily obsessed with a woman in their social circle uitting a job committing to an artistic life taking pretending to be someone else to new levelsThe interesting things to me about this book were twofold 1 how easily Huxley switches between humor and despair in the narrative; and 2 how he expressed truths in ways that would be just as valid in today's world with only a few key words changed For an example check out the uote at the end of the review I found the book easy to read and digest and an interesting look at the time period as well as human nature in generalRecommended for people who know that the things change the they stay the same people who need to be reminded that they are not by any stretch of the imagination the first to feel unmooreduote Would a man with unlimited leisure be free Mr Gumbril I say he would not Not unless he 'appened to be a man like you or me Mr Gumbril a man of sense a man of independent judgment An ordinary man would not be free Because he wouldn't know how to occupy his leisure except in some way that would be forced on him by other people People don't know 'how to entertain themselves now; they leave it to other people to do it for them They swallow what's given them They 'ave to swallow it whether they like it or not Cinemas newspapers magazines gramophones football matches wireless telephones take them or leave them if you want to amuse yourself The ordinary man can't leave them He takes; and what's that but slavery

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Free download Antic Hay è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ ❮Read❯ ➯ Antic Hay Author Aldous Huxley – 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 hasHas come to give up teaching and seek his fortune in the metropolis He soon finds himself caught up in the hedonistic world of his friends Mercaptan Lypiatt and the thoroughly. Huxley's first book a satire of dreadful people in the early 1920s Flashes of brilliance in description don't make up for the plotlessness or several lengthy and excruciating stretches of thinly disguised authorial hobbyhorse racing and it's full of misogyny including a nasty victim blaming rape scene racism and antisemitism Deeply avoidable