Afternoon Men



Afternoon Men Afternoon Men follows the trivial encounters and idle pastimes of the social set through William Atwater With a glee in upending pretense that rivals the works of Max Beerbohm and Evelyn Waugh, Powell attacks artistic pretension, aristocratic jadedness, and the dark side of the glamorous life.Afternoon Men provides an important perspective on the development of one of this century s great satirists. Download Afternoon Men By Anthony Powell – millionapartments.us

Anthony Dymoke Powel 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.

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Afternoon Men
  • Anthony Powell
  • English
  • 27 April 2018
  • 1557132844

10 thoughts on “Afternoon Men

  1. Matt says:

    I first heard about Afternoon Men when I stumbled upon an online review that described the book as the funniest book you will ever read A few of my favorite books we pretty damn funny A Confederacy of Dunces, Catch 22, most Vonnegut books so I figured this book was worth reading I picked up this book not really knowing what to expect other than it should be funny It was an engaging, quick, read despite the fact that nothing really happens for most of the book I finished the book liking i I first heard about Afternoon Men when I stumbled upon an online review that described the book as the funniest book you will ever read A few of my favorite books we pretty damn funny A Confederacy of Dunces, Catch 22, most Vonnegut books so I figured this book was worth reading I picked up this book not really knowing what to expect other than it should be funny It was an engaging, quick, read despite the fact that no...

  2. Cera says:

    A very funny book in which absolutely nothing happens I read some criticism of it while reading up on literature of the 1930s and thought it sounded unbelievably bleak, but somehow I was amused rather than depressed The characters want v...

  3. Keeley says:

    Powell s first novel differs in tone from his Dance cycle The social milieu is much the same intellectuals and artists float about between depressing parties and country houses And the plot is again cyclical while that character was created through metaphor and imagery in Dance, here it is simply the fact that the first and last scenes occur in a private club and conclude with an invitation to a party The mood is much bleaker, however The protagonist seems to have no purpose or real enjoym Powell s first novel differs in tone from his...

  4. Nigel says:

    Posh people do nothing very slowly So why do I love this book I really don t know, but it really is a gem Now I want to read everything else he wrote.

  5. Jonathan says:

    Afternoon Men was Anthony Powell s first novel and was published in 1931 when Powell was only 26 years old I found this copy in a secondhand bookshop when I was reading his twelve volume series of novels, A Dance to the Music of Time It s a fun book and will certainly be of interest to anyone that has read Dance as th...

  6. David says:

    TheI re read Powell, theI appreciate the subtlety of the humour A classic from this first of his novels is the comment that a man passed out drunk at a party doesn t lower the tone of the party as much as he did while still conscious It is dry humour at its most Saharan, but very enjoyable.

  7. Paul says:

    I found this book at a used book store in Minneapolis Anthony Powell is one of my favorite writers, so I bought it I think it was one of his earlier books, published in 1931 Just finished it I liked it, of course The dry wi...

  8. Kittaroo says:

    MehUn libro frivolo Non appassionante Non coinvolgente Primo che leggo dell autore, e temo mi abbia un poco fatto passare la voglia di leggere il resto, nonostante tutti dicano sia un grande scrittore.Penso sia l opera a non essere all altezza del resto Quindi si, gli daremo un altra chan...

  9. Pascale says:

    Most people who reviewed this book on Goodreads foundin it than I did Typically I m drawn to books where very little happens and what does happen has to be parsed from elliptical clues However, I felt this particular story lacked bite You have a mildly unappealing set of characters, who dabble in painting, work in a museum, or have a private income Although they don t care much about each other, and sleep with whoever is at hand indiscriminately, they form a tight knit coterie, hang ab Most people who reviewed this book on Goodreads foundin it than I did Typically I m drawn to books where very little happens and what does happen has to be parsed from elliptical clues However, I felt this particular story lacked bite You have a mildly unappealing set of characters, who dabble in painting, work in a museum, or have a private income Although they don t care much about each other, and sleep with whoever is at hand indiscriminately, they form a tight knit c...

  10. Tom Tiding says:

    Afternoon Men is written nearly wall to wall with dialogue, such that you have to piece together what s actually happening from the bits and pieces you overhear Characters speak in understatements and half truths, so it can take some getting used to But the characters and the book are so clever I wanted them to be my clever friends, although I m sure some people will find them awfully tedious There aren t many sympathetic characters, and Powell doesn t give away any of their emotional depth Afternoon Men is written nearly wall to wall with dialogue, such that you have to piece together what s actually happening from the bits and pieces you overhear Characters speak in understatements and half truths, so it can take some getting used to But the characters and the book are so clever I wanted them to be my clever friends, although I m sure some pe...

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