By Anthony Powell
More explorations of relationships and self-esteem than plot-driven narratives, Powell’s early works demonstrate the stirrings of the unequaled type, ear for discussion, and eye for irony that may succeed in their caustic height in his epic, A Dance to the track of Time.
In Afternoon Men, the earliest and maybe such a lot acid of Powell’s novels, we meet the museum clerk William Atwater, a tender guy stymied in either his expert and romantic endeavors. Immersed in Atwater’s coterie of acquaintances—a equally unhappy forged of rootless, cocktail-swilling London sophisticates—we examine of the clash among his humdrum paintings lifestyles and louche social scene, of his unrequited love, and, in the course of a visit to the rustic, of the absurd contrivances of right manners.
A satire that verges on nihilism and a narrative touched with sexism and equivalent doses self-loathing and self-medication, AfternoonMen has a grim part to it. yet its discussion sparks and its scenes grip, and for aficionados of Powell, this primary installment in his literary canon might be a welcome window onto the brain of a superb artist studying his craft.
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