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Temporary Kings - Anthony Powell
Temporary Kings
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3.50 30
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780434599202 (0434599204)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: A Dance to the Music of Time (#11)
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LizMc2Reads
LizMc2Reads rated it
3.5
Not entirely sure what to make of this one. I wasn't enamored of the cultural conference in Venice. I wondered if there was "of its time" satire that was going over my head, something I haven't really felt before with this series. Some of the psychologizing felt very dated, too. But like all the lat...
Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
4.0 "Temporary Kings" by Anthony Powell
"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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Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
5.0
We're in Venice this week, where we've just finished taking part in an international workshop on speech and language technology. Somewhere around the middle of the first day, it struck me that the setup was eerily similar to the opening of the penultimate volume of A Dance to the Music of Time. Nick...
immediacy
immediacy rated it
3.0 Temporary Kings
The penultimate book in the "Dance to the Music of Time" series. With each book, I find myself reading these faster and faster. Some of this is due to the familiarity with the characters and settings, people and places that I have encountered before and thus do not need to labor at identifying. But ...
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