Paperback ☆ Venusberg PDF Á

Paperback  ☆ Venusberg PDF Á
  • Paperback
  • 253 pages
  • Venusberg
  • Anthony Powell
  • English
  • 19 June 2019
  • 1892295245

Venusberg❄ [EPUB] ✼ Venusberg By Anthony Powell ➝ – Essayreview.co.uk A major early work of the great British satirist Anthony Powell A major early work of the great British satirist Anthony Powell.


About the Author: Anthony Powell

Anthony Dymoke Powell CH, CBE was an English novelist best known for his twelve volume work A Dance to the Music of Time, published between and Powell s major work has remained in print continuously and has been the subject of TV and radio dramatisations In , The Times newspaper named Powell among their list of The greatest British writers since .


10 thoughts on “Venusberg

  1. says:

    Anthony Powell and Marcel Proust must suffer from a similar limitation their grand works are so grand, few people bother to read anything else I hadn t planned on any further Powell myself, but this one kind of came my way and only took an evening to read A comic novel from 1932 comic in the sense of Evelyn Waugh, which I find less than laugh out loud funny, but amusing in its way about a young journalist temporarily posted to a fictitious Baltic country, with recently and somewhat ins Anthony Powell and Marcel Proust must suffer from a similar limitation their grand works are so grand, few people bother to read anything else I hadn t planned on any further Powell myself, but this one kind of came my way and only took an evening to read A comic novel from 1932 comic in the sense of Evelyn Waugh, which I find less than laugh out loud funny, but amusing in its way about a young journalist temporarily posted to a fictitious Baltic country, with recently and somewhat insecurely won independence from Russia on the one hand and Germany on the other You can probably imagine the stock characters that setting suggests diplomats, fraudulent aristocracy, cuckolded university professors and the like It ends on a slightly bleak note but is a bit too lightweight to feel actually tragic

  2. says:

    I had heard of Powell, but honestly picked this up on a whim, drawn mostly by the striking cover art of the new UChicago Press edition and the description on the back, which made it sound like asardonic version of a PG Wodehouse tale Which is almost exactly what it turned out to be a genuinely funny, though much darker andcynical take on feckless young Britons of a certain class Even just on the strength of this early work, I m surprised the Powell isn twell known a British I had heard of Powell, but honestly picked this up on a whim, drawn mostly by the striking cover art of the new UChicago Press edition and the description on the back, which made it sound like asardonic version of a PG Wodehouse tale Which is almost exactly what it turned out to be a genuinely funny, though much darker andcynical take on feckless young Britons of a certain class Even just on the strength of this early work, I m surprised the Powell isn twell known a British Stefan Zweig or Robert Walser, as perceptive as either but funnier than both I can t wait to begin Powell s epoch spanning Dance to the Music of Time

  3. says:

    I didn t think I d like Powell, but yes, he s very funny, and the viewpoint character in this one is fairly sympathetic Thinking about it , this novel stands out for me in his early work because the atmosphere of his fictional Baltic city felt so emotionally real It s a highly stylised place, not meant to be realistic in the traditional sense, but the way the characters move around each other in the space of the city made me feel like I was learning something true about the 1930s in Europe I didn t think I d like Powell, but yes, he s very funny, and the viewpoint character in this one is fairly sympathetic Thinking about it , this novel stands out for me in his early work because the atmosphere of his fictional Baltic city felt so emotionally real It s a highly stylised place, not meant to be realistic in the traditional sense, but the way the characters move around each other in the space of the city made me feel like I was learning something true about the 1930s in Europe

  4. says:

    What impresses me most about re reading Powell s early work is how much humour I missed in my younger years It is deadpan, dry, quiet humour, but very funny nonetheless Another aspect of this novel is the way in which the crisis point is foreshadowed It is not at all obvious on the first reading, but on rereading one is impressed by how it is done.

  5. says:

    OMG Anthony Powell is writing a porno was my reaction to the first few chapters And thus indeed it appeared to be albeit with all the explicit bits cut out Thankfully one senses that, had Powell ever attempted full on porn, It Would Not Have Ended Well But the style and tone of the novel s opening is such as one would expect to find on the obvious websites Later on, though, things sober up a bit and one is left with what was probably to be his most thoughtful novel until Hearing Sec OMG Anthony Powell is writing a porno was my reaction to the first few chapters And thus indeed it appeared to be albeit with all the explicit bits cut out Thankfully one senses that, had Powell ever attempted full on porn, It Would Not Have Ended Well But the style and tone of the novel s opening is such as one would expect to find on the obvious websites Later on, though, things sober up a bit and one is left with what was probably to be his most thoughtful novel until Hearing Secret Harmonies NB I ve not yet read Agents and Patients Many will snigger at this and remark that thoughtful is not exactly what one turns to Powell for and, indeed, PG Wodehouse on barbiturates remains as good a summary of his work as I ll ever be able to come up with All the same, Venusberg s East European setting is not badly evoked and one senses that, even this least visionary of writers had clocked that there was trouble a brewing for that part of the world

  6. says:

    What a delight Old fashioned views of a pre internet world that I have only seen in movies In places very funny and dense with great characterisations of some complex individuals all prancing around together in a very ephemeral diplomatic world Will readof Anthony Powell when I can Small book but read it slowly as there are many chuckles.

  7. says:

    A sad story loosely based on a medieval German legend Can see how Powell honed his craft later on Enjoyed it well enough but wasn t spectacular.

  8. says:

    Anthony Powell s Venusberg, written between the wars, is a story of unrequited love and one man s way of dealing with it It is comic and tragic, but all the time shows the qualities of refinement and gentility with which people of a certain class lived.

  9. says:

    A light comic romp with bleak undertones Reminded me of watching an Ernst Lubitsch film Mildly entertaining but insubstantial.

  10. says:

    quite funny

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