Anthony Powell Afternoon Men

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Afternoon Men

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ANTHONY POWELL was born in 1905. After working in publishing and as a scriptwriter, he began to write for the Daily Telegraph in the mid-1930s. He served in the army during World War II and subsequently became the fiction reviewer on the TLS. Next came five years as literary editor of Punch. He was appointed a Companion of Honour in 1988. In addition to the twelve-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time, Anthony Powell was the author of seven other novels, and four volumes of memoirs, To Keep the Ball Rolling. He died in March 2000.

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Ooh, ooh, ooh, I'm excited because I recently read a reissue of Anthony Powell's Afternoon Men, and just know that this is the right book for . . . one of my most frequent correspondents. (John Warner, aka the Biblioracle Chicago Tribune, Printers Row)

“The funniest novel you’ve never read. . . . Afternoon Men is a revelation to sophisticated readers of every stripe, but especially to a certain kind of artist manqué on the brink of discovering that life is a more difficult business than he ever had reason to expect. . . . The subject matter is ‘relatable,’ as my students like to say. Better still, though, is what you can learn about the craft of writing from this marvelous book. . . . Indeed, if you’re looking for a funny, nonportentous Hemingway, then the early Powell is your man.” (Blake Bailey Slate)

“[A] still-too-little-acknowledged comic masterpiece.” (James Wolcott Vanity Fair)

“In its dead-pan comedy and its ultimate despair, Afternoon Men belongs with Cyril Connolly’s The Rock Pool and Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust. These books describe a part of England that no longer exists.” (John Bowen New York Times)

“Good entertainment. . . . Powell has a rich fund of irony and humour to support his extravagance and a humorous veracity of observation.” (Times Literary Supplement)

“Looking back at Powell’s earlier novels, it is possible to see him discovering there how to use his razor-sharp satirical sense until it is purged of bitterness and extravagance.” (Elizabeth Janeway New York Times)

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