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Título: DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME Volume I Spring A...
Editorial: Folio Society, 2006.
Descripción University Of Chicago Press, Chicago & London, 1995. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. SUPERB: BRILLIANT: METACLASSIC: METACANONICAL: Comparable in its richly varied qualities to JOYCE, PROUST, & to P.G. WODEHOUSE!: A MASTERPIECE: A RICH PANORAMA of Life in England between the Wars: Anthony Powell: A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME: All Four Movements: 4 vol. pap. set, University of Chicago, orig. 1995: 3.16 kg, 2,938 pp * All volumes in FINE virtually AS-NEW state w/ slightest creasing to spine of Volume I only, excellent smooth-cut text-block exteriors, excellent AS-NEW bindings, pristine interiors printed with excellent clarity on excellent unblemished paper * Volume I: Spring: A Question of Upbringing, A Buyer's Market, The Acceptance World (5th printing, 2001: 5.24" x 8.0" x 1.56", 0.76 kg, 230+274+214 pp); Volume II: Summer: At Lady Molly's, Casanova's Chinese Restaurant, The Kindly Ones (11th printing, 2010: 5.24" x 8.0" x 1.58", 0.77 kg, 239+229+254 pp); Volume III: Autumn: The Valley of Bones, The Soldier's Art, The Military Philosophers (11th printing, 2011: 5.24" x 8.0" x 1.54", 0.78 kg, 243+228+244 pp); Volume IV: Winter: Books Do Furnish a Room, Temporary Kings, Hearing Secret Harmonies (7th printing, 2010: 5.24" x 8.0" x 1.72", 0.84 kg, 241+280+272 pp) * The 1st Movement (Spring) entwines the stories of four very different young men. The narrator Jenkins (a budding writer) shares a room w/ Templer (already a passionate womanizer) & the aristocratic & reckless Stringham, w/ Widmerpool (as hopelessly awkward as he is intensely ambitious) lurking on the periphery of their world. Amid the fever of the 1920s & the first chill of the 1930s, these four gain their initiations into sex, society, business, & art. In the background of the 2nd Movement (Summer), the rumblings of distant events in Germany & Spain presages the storm of World War II. In England, even as the whirl of marriages & adulteries, fashions & frivolities, personal triumphs & failures gathers speed, men & women find themselves on the brink of fateful choices. In the 3rd Movement we again meet Widmerpool, doggedly rising in rank; Jenkins shifted from one dismal army post to another; Stringham, heroically emerging from alcoholism; Templer, still on his eternal sexual quest. Here too, we are introduced to Pamela Flitton, one of the most beautiful & dangerous women in modern fiction. Wickedly barbed in its wit, uncanny in its seismographic recording of human emotions & social currents, this saga stands as an unsurpassed rendering of England's finest yet most costly hour. Set against a backdrop of politics, business, high society, & the counterculture in England & Europe, the climatic 4th Movement describes a word of ambition, intrigue, & dissolution, & sounds an unforgettable requiem for an age England has won the war, but now the losses, physical & moral, must be counted. Pamela Widmerpool sets a snare for the young writer Trapnel, while her husband suffers private agony & public humiliation. * "A great chronicle, absolutely fascinating, the most important fiction since the war." - Kingsley Amis * "What makes Powell's work so exciting is the ability to create truth, emotional, evocative, revealing . . . so that reading Powell is like reading someone else's life, inextricably entangled with one's own." - Elizabeth Janeway * "Dry, cool, humorous, elaborately & accurately constructed & quintessentially English. It is more realistic that "A La Recherche du Temps Perdu", to which it is often compared, and much funnier." - Evelyn Waugh * Anthony Powell (1905-2000) is the author of numerous works. Nº de ref. de la librería 007892