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Anthony Powell (1) (1905–2000)

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Anthony Powell

A Question of Upbringing (1951) 1,013 exemplars
A Buyer's Market (1952) 575 exemplars
The Acceptance World (1955) 526 exemplars
At Lady Molly's (1957) 511 exemplars
Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (1960) 464 exemplars
The Kindly Ones (1962) 445 exemplars
Books Do Furnish a Room (1971) 427 exemplars
The Valley of Bones (1964) 395 exemplars
The Military Philosophers (1968) 382 exemplars
Temporary Kings (1973) 364 exemplars
Hearing Secret Harmonies (1975) 361 exemplars
The Soldier's Art (1966) 356 exemplars
Afternoon Men (1931) 222 exemplars
The Fisher King (1986) 168 exemplars
O, How the Wheel Becomes It! (1983) 159 exemplars
What's Become of Waring (1939) 157 exemplars
A Dance to the Music of Time (1955) 150 exemplars
From a View to a Death (1933) 132 exemplars
Venusberg (1932) 126 exemplars
Agents and Patients (1955) 89 exemplars
John Aubrey and his friends (1948) 47 exemplars
Brief lives, and other selected writings (1949) — Editor — 36 exemplars
Miscellaneous Verdicts (1992) 31 exemplars
Journals 1987-1989 (1996) 29 exemplars
Journals, 1982-86 (1995) 27 exemplars
Venusberg | Agents and Patients (1952) 19 exemplars
A Writer's Notebook (2000) 9 exemplars
Novels of High Society from the Victorian Age (1947) — Editor — 9 exemplars
Caledonia: A Fragment (2011) 3 exemplars
Likes and dislikes 1 exemplars
The empire revisited (1985) 1 exemplars
Powell Anthony 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Invitation to the Dance (1977) — Introducció, algunes edicions152 exemplars
Complete Ronald Firbank (1961) — Introducció, algunes edicions; Introducció, algunes edicions89 exemplars
The Image of a Drawn Sword (1950) — Introducció — 71 exemplars
A Dance to the Music of Time [1997 TV mini series] (2007) — Original book — 31 exemplars
The Old School: Essays by Divers Hands (1934) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Powell, Anthony
Nom oficial
Powell, Anthony Dymoke
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Frome, Somerset, England, UK
Llocs de residència
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)
Premis i honors
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)
Biografia breu
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'.



12 month group read? A Dance to the Music of Time a 1001 Books to read before you die (gener 2014)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - November: Temporary Kings a 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (desembre 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - August: The Soldier's Art a 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (setembre 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - July: The Valley Of Bones a 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (juliol 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - April: At Lady Molly's a 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (maig 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - March: The Acceptance World a 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (març 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - February: A Buyer's Market a 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (març 2013)


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]… (més)
Buchmerkur | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | 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."
… (més)
Buchmerkur | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
djh_1962 | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Jan 7, 2024 |
I think I may have made a mistake in getting into the "Dance" group of books with this one instead of starting at the first in the series; it's a bit like walking into a play in the second act. A lot of interesting set-pieces in this story set in the early years of World War II, though at times the book did seem confusing, with a need to get a scorecard to keep track of it all.
EricCostello | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Dec 30, 2023 |



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