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Anthony Powell (1) (1905–2000)

Forfatter af A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement, Spring

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Værker af Anthony Powell

A Question of Upbringing (1951) 1,011 eksemplarer
A Buyer's Market (1952) 575 eksemplarer
The Acceptance World (1955) 525 eksemplarer
At Lady Molly's (1957) 511 eksemplarer
Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (1960) 463 eksemplarer
The Kindly Ones (1962) 445 eksemplarer
Books Do Furnish a Room (1971) 426 eksemplarer
The Valley of Bones (1964) 395 eksemplarer
The Military Philosophers (1968) 382 eksemplarer
Temporary Kings (1973) 364 eksemplarer
Hearing Secret Harmonies (1975) 361 eksemplarer
The Soldier's Art (1966) 356 eksemplarer
Afternoon Men (1931) 222 eksemplarer
The Fisher King (1986) 169 eksemplarer
O, How the Wheel Becomes It! (1983) 159 eksemplarer
What's Become of Waring (1939) 157 eksemplarer
A Dance to the Music of Time (1955) 150 eksemplarer
From a View to a Death (1933) 132 eksemplarer
Venusbjerget (1932) 126 eksemplarer
Agents and Patients (1955) 89 eksemplarer
John Aubrey and his friends (1948) 47 eksemplarer
Brief lives, and other selected writings (1949) — Redaktør — 36 eksemplarer
Miscellaneous Verdicts (1992) 31 eksemplarer
Journals 1987-1989 (1996) 29 eksemplarer
Journals, 1982-86 (1995) 27 eksemplarer
Venusberg | Agents and Patients (1952) 19 eksemplarer
A Writer's Notebook (2000) 9 eksemplarer
Novels of High Society from the Victorian Age (1947) — Redaktør — 9 eksemplarer
Caledonia: A Fragment (2011) 3 eksemplarer
Likes and dislikes 1 eksemplar
The empire revisited (1985) 1 eksemplar
Powell Anthony 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Invitation to the Dance (1977) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver152 eksemplarer
Complete Ronald Firbank (1961) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver; Introduktion, nogle udgaver89 eksemplarer
The Image of a Drawn Sword (1950) — Introduktion — 71 eksemplarer
A Dance to the Music of Time [1997 TV mini series] (2007) — Original book — 31 eksemplarer
The Old School: Essays by Divers Hands (1934) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Powell, Anthony
Juridisk navn
Powell, Anthony Dymoke
London, England, UK
Frome, Somerset, England, UK
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)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
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)
Kort biografi
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 i 1001 Books to read before you die (januar 2014)
12 month group read? A Dance to the Music of Time i 1001 Books to read before you die (januar 2014)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - November: Temporary Kings i 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (december 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - August: The Soldier's Art i 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (september 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - July: The Valley Of Bones i 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (juli 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - April: At Lady Molly's i 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (maj 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - March: The Acceptance World i 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (marts 2013)
A Dance to the Music of Time GR 2013 - February: A Buyer's Market i 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (marts 2013)


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.… (mere)
djh_1962 | 24 andre anmeldelser | 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 | 15 andre anmeldelser | Dec 30, 2023 |
And just like that, 10 months later, done with the series. Figured I would read about a book a month, but ended up being a bit faster. This is maybe my favorite of the 12 books. Loved how things wrapped up, so imaginative how the characters ended up. Waiting for the companion book to show up. Will definitely be reading this whole series again in the future.
BooksForDinner | 13 andre anmeldelser | Nov 28, 2023 |
Hey, great, as always, but didn’t love this one quite as much as all of the others. Still wonderful. I’m sure if I reread it I’d love 150 pages of being at a party, but kind of the same thing I went through with the second book. Alright already.
BooksForDinner | 12 andre anmeldelser | Nov 3, 2023 |



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