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Afternoon Men free pdf Written from a vantage point both high and deliberately narrow, the early novels of the late British master Anthony Powell nevertheless deal in the universal themes that would become a substantial part of his oeuvre: pride, greed, and the strange drivers of human behavior. More explorations of relationships and vanity than plot-driven narratives, Powell s early works reveal the stirrings of the unequaled style, ear for dialogue, and eye for irony that would reach their caustic peak in his epic, "A Dance to the Music of Time." In "Afternoon Men," the earliest and perhaps most acid of Powell s novels, we meet the museum clerk William Atwater, a young man stymied in both his professional and romantic endeavors. Immersed in Atwater s coterie of acquaintancesa similarly unsatisfied cast of rootless, cocktail-swilling London sophisticateswe learn of the conflict between his humdrum work life and louche social scene, of his unrequited love, and, during a trip to the country, of the absurd contrivances of proper manners. A satire that verges on nihilism and a story touched with sexism and equal doses self-loathing and self-medication, "Afternoon""Men" has a grim edge to it. But its dialogue sparks and its scenes grip, and for aficionados of Powell, this first installment in his literary canon will be a welcome window onto the mind of a great artist learning his craft."

About Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell (1905-2000) was an English novelist best known for "A Dance to the Music of Time," which was published in twelve volumes between 1951 and 1975. He also wrote seven other novels, a biography of John Aubrey, two plays, and three volumes of collected reviews and essays, as well as a four-volume autobiography, an abridged version of which, "To Keep theBallRolling," is available from theUniversity of Chicago Press."

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Author : Anthony Powell
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Data Published : 06 November 2014
ISBN : 022618689X
EAN : 9780226186894
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 220 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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