Author of the Month: Anthony Powell

Our Author of the Month for October is Anthony Powell, the ‘English Proust’. His masterwork, a twelve volume roman-fleuve that takes its name from Poussin’s A Dance to the Music of Time, hanging in London’s Wallace collection, is a roughly autobiographical account of high society London between the 1920s and 1970s, and represents one of the high-water marks of English 20th-century fiction.

Venusberg

Anthony Powell

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A post as special correspondent for a new and fragile Baltic state gives the young but melancholy Lushington an opportunity to turn his back on an unhappy love affair. Yet it ...

From A View to A Death

Anthony Powell

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Anthony Powell’s celebrated early novel turns to English rural society to caricature a socially aspiring artist and his disastrous ambition to marry well.

A Dance to the Music of Time

Anthony Powell

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Anthony Powell’s brilliant twelve-novel sequence chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, and is a unique evocation of life in twentieth-century England. It ...

O How the Wheel Becomes it!

Anthony Powell

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Sometime novelist and critic, now literary hack and occasional lecturer at provincial universities, Geoffrey Shadbold has long rested on the laurels of what was once a ...

Afternoon Men

Anthony Powell

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Anthony Powell’s first, highly acclaimed novel maps the decline and fall of a characteristically seedy section of London society, and confirms the author’s reputation as ...

Agents and Patients

Anthony Powell

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But when a car accident causes him to bump into Maltravers, an almost-famous film director, and Chipchase, a distinctly amateur psychoanalyst, he finds himself swept into an ...