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Anthony Powell (1) (1905–2000)

Autor(a) de A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement, Spring

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About the Author

Anthony Powell was born on December 21, 1905 in Westminster, England and was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1926 he became an editor at Duckworth & Co. and later moved on to be a scriptwriter for Warner Brothers. By 1937 he was a regular contributor to The Spectator and mostrar mais the Daily Telegraph. From 1953-1959 Powell was the Literary Editor of Punch. His first book, The Barnard Letter, was published in 1928 and his first novel, Afternoon Men, was published in 1931. In 1951 Powell published A Question of Upbringing, which was the first of the 12-novel sequence A Dance to the Music of Time. In 1975 he published Hearing Secret Harmonies, which was the last novel of the sequence. Powell wrote Infants of the Spring, which is part of To Keep the Ball Rolling, his memoirs. He also published The Fisher King in 1986. Anthony Powell died peacefully at his home, The Chantry, aged 94 on March 28, 2000. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Anthony Powell

A Question of Upbringing (1951) 1,018 exemplares
A Buyer's Market (1952) 579 exemplares
The Acceptance World (1955) 530 exemplares
At Lady Molly's (1957) 515 exemplares
Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (1960) 466 exemplares
The Kindly Ones (1962) 449 exemplares
Books Do Furnish a Room (1971) 431 exemplares
The Valley of Bones (1964) 398 exemplares
The Military Philosophers (1968) 385 exemplares
Temporary Kings (1973) 367 exemplares
Hearing Secret Harmonies (1975) 363 exemplares
The Soldier's Art (1966) 360 exemplares
Afternoon Men (1931) 223 exemplares
The Fisher King (1986) 169 exemplares
O, How the Wheel Becomes It! (1983) 160 exemplares
What's Become of Waring (1939) 158 exemplares
A Dance to the Music of Time (1955) 150 exemplares
From a View to a Death (1933) 132 exemplares
Venusberg (1932) 127 exemplares
Agents and Patients (1955) 89 exemplares
John Aubrey and his friends (1948) 47 exemplares
Brief lives, and other selected writings (1949) — Editor — 36 exemplares
Miscellaneous Verdicts (1992) 32 exemplares
Journals 1987-1989 (1996) 29 exemplares
Journals, 1982-86 (1995) 27 exemplares
Venusberg | Agents and Patients (1952) 19 exemplares
A Writer's Notebook (2000) 9 exemplares
Novels of High Society from the Victorian Age (1947) — Editor — 9 exemplares
Caledonia: A Fragment (2011) 3 exemplares
Likes and dislikes 1 exemplar
The empire revisited (1985) 1 exemplar
Powell Anthony 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Invitation to the Dance (1977) — Introdução, algumas edições153 exemplares
Complete Ronald Firbank (1961) — Introdução, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições90 exemplares
The Image of a Drawn Sword (1950) — Introdução — 71 exemplares
A Dance to the Music of Time [1997 TV mini series] (2007) — Original book — 33 exemplares
The Old School: Essays by Divers Hands (1934) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Powell, Anthony
Nome legal
Powell, Anthony Dymoke
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Frome, Somerset, England, UK
Locais de residência
Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Balliol College, University of Oxford (BA|1926)
Eton College
Pakenham, Frank (brother-in-law)
Waugh, Evelyn (friend)
Powell, Lady Violet (wife)
Pakenham, Edward (brother-in-law)
Clive, Mary (sister-in-law)
Lamb, Lady Pansy (sister-in-law)
Hypocrites Club, Oxford
Welch Regiment (WWII)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Order of the Companions of Honour (1988)
Order of the British Empire (Commander, 1956)
offered knighthood in 1973; declined
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary - Literature, 1977)

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Anthony Dymoke Powell CH, CBE was an English novelist best known for his twelve-volume work A Dance to the Music of Time, published between 1951 and 1975.
Powell's major work has remained in print continuously and has been the subject of TV and radio dramatisations. In 2008, The Times newspaper named Powell among their list of 'The 50 Greatest British Writers since 1945'.



Group Read: A Dance to the Music of Time - January: A Question of Upbringing em 1001 Books to read before you die (Janeiro 2014)
12 month group read? A Dance to the Music of Time em 1001 Books to read before you die (Janeiro 2014)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - November: Temporary Kings em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Dezembro 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - October: Books Do Furnish A Room em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Novembro 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - August: The Soldier's Art em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Setembro 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - July: The Valley Of Bones em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Julho 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - April: At Lady Molly's em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Maio 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - March: The Acceptance World em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Março 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - February: A Buyer's Market em 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (Março 2013)


Well, two of the three are, "A Buyer's Market" and "the Acceptance World". This is a long novel in twelve volumes presenting a picture of upper middle class, somewhat artistic, British Life, from the 1920's into the 1960's. There is gentle fun, and an insightful mind at work. The two most remembered characters are Nicholas Jenkins, the narrator, and Kenneth Widmerpool, a perpetual outsider. The twelve sections were not an instant classic, but are well thought of, by their generation. the characters become gradually part of one's mental life, which was of course, the point. Powell became a long time pillar of the literary world and ended his epic in 1974.… (mais)
DinadansFriend | 31 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
à propos Berlin
A couple of days short of September, procrastinating with my term paper, I have started the next novel, volume nine, in »A Dance to the Music of Time« by Anthony Powell. It is a 1971 edition, Fontana book, I purchased second hand, featuring on the cover [...] a likely scenario behind the many doors of Whitehall were Nicholas Jenkins works with the Intelligence Corps, as Pennistone’s assistant in Polish Liaison in WWII.

Here’s to Berlin (p. 31):
»Michalski, now in his late thirties, had served like Bobrowski with the Polish contingent in France. Of large size, sceptical about most matters, he belonged to the world of industrial design – statuettes for radiator caps and such decorative items – working latterly in Berlin, which had left some marks on him of its bitter individual humor. In fact Pennistone always said talking to Michalski made him feel he was sitting in the Romanisches Café.« [28 August 2020]… (mais)
Buchmerkur | 15 outras críticas | Mar 3, 2024 |
I tried to find a picture of a wooden bound old prayer book without avail. Islam book binding sometimes has wooden boards covered in leather. I wonder, if there would be carved or inlaid book covers. The prayer book Kedward ist telling about probably is a Christian one, though.
Meeting up with Kipling
Further on in „The Valley of Bones“, volume seven from „The Music of Time“ by Anthony Powell, the army has moved to new quarters, still back in Great Britain. Nicholas Jenkins shares the room with Captain Gwatkin who wakes him in the night because he himself was startled out of sleep by the thought that he might have forgotten to put the new codeword order into the safebox. -- It is only „The Jungle Book“ I ever have read by Kipling so far, and it was back in the late Seventies at the Diavolezza mountain hut above the mighty Morteratsch glacier, the day before our little rope team crossed the three summits of Piz Palü – a much nicer prospect than battling the Huns.
The aftermath of the defeat of Dunkirk with victims among his acquaintances makes Nicholas Jenkins ponder:
"The potential biographies of those who die young possess the mystic dignity of a headless statue, the poetry of enigmatic passages in an unfinished or mutilated manuscript, unburdened with contrived or banal ending."
… (mais)
Buchmerkur | 19 outras críticas | Mar 2, 2024 |
It doesn't feel as if there is a single, significant change of approach from Powell in the third book of the series to easily explain why this is much the strongest at this stage. Rather, a number of things. First, you can see a newly found technical confidence from the start - not just the in the extended descriptive passage described the Ufford, Uncle Giles' hotel, but just as much in the subtlety in which he deals with his cast, their time in focus and the brilliant way reappearances and telling juxtapositions are handled. Then, the writing itself is at a new level of fluency and the time taken unobtrusively laying the ground in the previous two books now pays off here in abundance, principally in the deftness it facilitates. Already - in Templer and Stringham in particular - we see what feels like the start of a realistic and distressing downward spiral. And Widmerpool's menace - still not exactly explicit - is superbly evoked even though he doesn't appear until the last third of the novel. Above all, I sense a realisation within Powell that the sequence is possible, will work, which takes this book to another level. I am really keen to see where we go from here.… (mais)
djh_1962 | 24 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2024 |



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