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II Anthony Powell's roman fleuve, The Music of Time, has some affinity with
Waugh's work : in particular the three volumes dealing with the Second World
War, The Valley of Bones, The Soldier's Art and The Military Philosophers invite ...
... her stories, especially the one about Mrs Asquith and the man who asked her if
she danced the tango.' Powell's novels of the 1930s that followed Afternoon Men
suggest a lively talent, and a fair degree of inventiveness, but not much staying ...
In his fascinated awareness of these intricacies, his constant sense of the gap
between aspiration and achievement, and between appearance and reality,
Powell is in the mainstream of English social comedy, where our perception of
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Crazy uneven: the introductory chapters are great. Bergonzi was clearly at his best making general arguments, and the contrasts he draws between American and English literature are interesting. But in ... Read full review
Character and Liberalism
The Ideology of Being English
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