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Nthony Powell Dancing to the Music of Time – available now in hardback and ebook from Hamish Hamilt. Obviously I m going to chew on this last book for a bit and try and roll the whole thing up Powell reminds me of one of those extreme runners Those masochists who seem to enjoy running 50 100 or miles The amazing things about writing 12 novels that are together nearly 3000 pages and written over 24 years 1951 1971 is how uniform these books are I m not saying uniform in a boring way I m just saying there isn t a real weak link in them They are beautifully constructed I think of big canvasses like the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel Certainly with such a big canvas the risk of a disappointing section or segment isn t linear A big book with pieces and pages comes with an exponentially growing level or risk Powell just didn t have a shitty two years anywhere in that 24 years The Isles extreme runners Those masochists who seem to KING enjoy running 50 100 or miles The amazing things about writing 12 novels that are together nearly 3000 pages and written over 24 years 1951 1971 is how uniform these books are I m not saying uniform in a boring way I m just saying there isn t a real weak link in them They are beautifully constructed I think of big canvasses like the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel Certainly with such a big canvas the risk of a disappointing section or segment isn t linear A big book with pieces and pages comes with an Ty jesteś moje imię exponentially growing level or risk Powell just didn t have a shitty two years anywhere in that 24 years

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The final novel in Anthony Powell's brilliant twelve novel seuence A Dance to the Music of TimeDiscov. Such a long journey We first met Nick Jenkins in school as a teenager with a keen interest in the affairs of others and a rather reclusive shy temperament Now he is in his late sixties and hopefully he has some wisdom to impart from all the events he witnessed from all the people he has met and from all the books he has read or written Two compensations for growing old are worth putting on record as the condition asserts itself The first is a vantage point gained for acuiring embellishments to narratives that have been unfolding for years beside one s own trimmings that can even appear to supply the conclusion of a given story though finality is never certain a dimension always possible to add The other mild advantage endorses a keener perception for the authenticities of mythology not only of the traditional sort but when such are any good the latterday mythologies of poetry and the novel The whole journey is allegorically portrayed as a Dance the actors coming in and out of focus to the tune of a melody only they can hear Careful observation might reveal recurring patterns and familiar faces but the important thing is that the Dance is eternal New players come in as old friends depart Fancy new steps are claimed by a younger generation who unwittingly are repeating the same moves that were popular in their grandfather s timesCase in point The first chapter introduces a new character that will be central to the events unfolding in this last volume His assumed name is Scorpio Murtlock and he is the self appointed guru of a new sect that seeks communion with the higher spheres of existence a harmonious life and a revival of pagan rites and beliefs Since one of his adepts is Fiona Cutts a relative of Nick s wife Isobel Murtlock and his gang come to visit Jenkins at his country retreat there to reenact some humorous scenes and dialogues from his childhood encounter with another guru a Dr Trelawney How are we going to bring off an act of Harmony on a Saturday afternoon 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  1. says:

    When I read the concluding trilogy of the epochal writer Anthony Powell’s 12 volume masterpiece A Dance to the Music of Time in the late seventies and early eighties I was enthralledAnd I was so carried away I

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    Such a long journey We first met Nick Jenkins in school as a teenager with a keen interest in the affairs of others and a rather reclusive shy temperament Now he is in his late sixties and hopefully he has some wisdom to impart from all the events he witnessed from all the people he has met and from all the books he has read or written Two compensations for growing old are worth putting on record as the condition asserts itself The first i

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    Sooner or later all things come to the end Even the most beautiful ones“We are often told we must establish with

  4. says:

    Certain books are age specific not in a Suitable for ages 7 and up way; they just have to be read at the right time in life to truly resonate Catcher in the Rye has I think to be read in one's adolesence; any older and the angst would just grate On the other hand I would say that Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time can't be read any younger than one's middle years I don't think the way it captures so perfectly the unexpectedne

  5. says:

    It is with a great sense of accomplishment that I finish this twelfth volume in Powell ' s A Dance to the Music

  6. says:

    Two compensations for growing old are worth putting on record as the condition asserts itself The first is a vantage point gained for acuiring embellishments to narratives that have been unfolding for years beside one’s own trimmings that can even appear to supply the conclusion of a given story though finality is never certain a dimension always possible to add The other mild advantage endorses keener perception for the authenticities o

  7. says:

    It's curious to consider that when Anthony Powell wrote Hearing Secret Harmonies the final novel in the twelve novel series “A Dance to the Music of Time” and despite the series starting in the early twentieth century that it was almost contemporaneous being published in 1975 and taking place in the late 1960s and ea

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    Obviously I'm going to chew on this last book for a bit and try and roll the whole thing up Powell reminds me of one of those extreme runners Those masochists who seem to enjoy running 50 100 or miles The amazing things about writing 12 novels that are together nearly 3000 pages and written over 24 years 1951 1971 is how uniform these books are I'm not saying uniform in a boring way I'm just saying there isn't a real wea

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    The final volume of A Dance to the Music of Time series shows life as a circular dance with the younger generation repeating the same steps to the dance as the older generation moves out of the circle In Hearing Secret Harmonies a 1970s hippie cult camps overnight at Nick and Isobel Jenkins' home in the English countryside Isobel's niece has been mesmerized by the cult leader Scorpio Murtlock He leads the group in pagan rituals of

  10. says:

    A really moving and fascinating end to the series a bit weird very powerful and all together fantastic