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Anthony Powell
Birth date: December 21, 1905
Died: March 28, 2000
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The Professor
The Professor rated it 4 years ago
“Just a whim of mine regarding elephants.” If you read narrator Nick Jenkins’ thoughts on who might have scrawled the picture of Widmerpool on the wall of the toilet at La Grenadière (along with who might have added “certain extraneous details”) without a smile on your face, without luxuriating in t...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it 5 years ago
The first of Anthony Powell's epic 12 volume saga, this is a nice introduction, but little more. This first book focusses on our narrator, one Nick Jenkins, and his youthful adventures in a series of vignettes serving to introduce us to a host of characters, and their place in post WWI British socie...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20152016, a-cut-above, jan-2016-litricher, lit-richer, re-visit-2016, published-1951, group-read, e-book, britain-england, sartorial, amusing Read from January 03 to 07, 2016 Description: Who is Widmerpool? The question that is to dog Nicholas Jenkins crystallizes as he sees...
Nigeyb rated it 7 years ago
It's curious to consider that when Anthony Powell wrote Hearing Secret Harmonies the final novel in the twelve-novel series “A Dance to the Music of Time”, and despite the series starting in the early twentieth century, that it was almost contemporaneous, being published in 1975, and taking place in...
Nigeyb rated it 7 years ago
"Anthony Powell is the best living English novelist by far. His admirers are addicts, let us face it, held in thrall by a magician"Temporary Kings (1973) is the penultimate volume of Anthony Powell’s twelve-novel series “A Dance to the Music of Time” and opens in the Summer of 1958, eleven years on ...
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