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Antic Hay Free download · 105 ☆ ➾ [Download] ➾ Antic Hay By Aldous Huxley ➳ – WITH A FOREWORD BY DAVID LODGEWhen inspiration leads Theodore Gumbril to design a type of pneumatic trouser cushion to ease the discomfort of sedentary life he decides the time has come to give up tea WITH A FOREWORD BY DAVID LWITH A FOREWORD BY DAVID LODGEWhen inspiration leads Theodore Gumbril to design a type of pneumatic trouser cushion to ease the discomfort of sedentary life he decides the time. I'm finding out that just reading Brave New World in high school doesn't really give you any sense of what sort of an author Aldous Huxley was Antic Hay is a novel about essentially the Lost Generation and their feelings of disaffection and uncertainty in the wake of World War I A satire it is at times just poking a bit of fun at times jabbing viciously The themes are pretty timeless disillusionment the experience of feeling adrift in the world wondering if what you've wanted for yourself is really worth wanting The characters are a group of acuaintances who cope with their ennui in a variety of ways having affairs becoming unhealthily obsessed with a woman in their social circle uitting a job committing to an artistic life taking pretending to be someone else to new levelsThe interesting things to me about this book were twofold 1 how easily Huxley switches between humor and despair in the narrative; and 2 how he expressed truths in ways that would be just as valid in today's world with only a few key words changed For an example check out the uote at the end of the review I found the book easy to read and digest and an interesting look at the time period as well as human nature in generalRecommended for people who know that the things change the they stay the same people who need to be reminded that they are not by any stretch of the imagination the first to feel unmooreduote Would a man with unlimited leisure be free Mr Gumbril I say he would not Not unless he 'appened to be a man like you or me Mr Gumbril a man of sense a man of independent judgment An ordinary man would not be free Because he wouldn't know how to occupy his leisure except in some way that would be forced on him by other people People don't know 'how to entertain themselves now; they leave it to other people to do it for them They swallow what's given them They 'ave to swallow it whether they like it or not Cinemas newspapers magazines gramophones football matches wireless telephones take them or leave them if you want to amuse yourself The ordinary man can't leave them He takes; and what's that but slavery

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Has come to give up teaching and seek his fortune in the metropolis He soon finds himself caught up in the hedonistic world of his friends Mercaptan Lypiatt and the thoroughly. Huxley's first book a satire of dreadful people in the early 1920s Flashes of brilliance in description don't make up for the plotlessness or several lengthy and excruciating stretches of thinly disguised authorial hobbyhorse racing and it's full of misogyny including a nasty victim blaming rape scene racism and antisemitism Deeply avoidable

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Antic HayCivilised Myra Viveash and his burning ambitions begin to lose their urgencyWickedly funny and deliciously barbed Antic Hay epitomises the glittering neuroticism of the twenti. Huxley’s second novel is a satire set in the early 1920s The cloud of WW1 is there with people trying to find meaning in meaningless things Gumbril the key male character abandons the mindlessness of teaching to develop his pneumatic trouser bottoms He also embarks with some affairs where he gains courage through his fake beard The story is sad as well as humorous with the failed artist Lypiatt and Shearwater with his wife Rosie Mrs Viveash who all the men are in love but who does not love them The happiest person is perhaps Gumbril senior with his evening ritual of watching the starlings roost in nearby trees and his passion for his architectural models An enjoyable read