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Hearing Secret Harmonies The final novel in Anthony Powell s brilliant twelve novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of TimeDiscover the extraordinary life of Anthony Powell captured by acclaimed biographer Hilary Spurling in Anthony Powell Dancing to the Music of Time available now in hardback and ebook from Hamish Hamilton



10 thoughts on “Hearing Secret Harmonies

  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 enthralled.And I was so carried away I even had a postal correspondence with the great Master himself, over in England, for a while


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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 t


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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 certainty the values of the society in which we live That is a right and proper ambition, one to be laid down without reticence as to yea or nay Let me say at once what I stand for myself I stand for th


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    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


  5. says:

    It is with a great sense of accomplishment that I finish this twelfth volume in Powell s A Dance to the Music of Time I had wanted to read this for many years, but was daunted by the sheer scope of reading over 3000 pages Last year I was invited to join a small group reading and discussing one volume per month, which seemed


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    Two compensations for growing old are worth putting on record as the condition asserts itself The first is a vantage point gained for acquiring 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 cert


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    It s curious to consider that when Anthony Powell wrote Hearing Secret Harmonies the final novel in the twelve novel seriesA 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 early 1970s, and


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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, ormiles The amazing things about writing 12 novels that are together nearly 3000 pages and written over 24 years 1951 1971 , is how uniform these


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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 be


  10. says:

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


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