All posts tagged: 1920s

Late to the Party: Old Filth, by Jane Gardam (2004)

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Some long-time readers of this blog may recall my struggle to finish reading Anthony Powell’s Dance to the Music of Time, a twelve-book long cycle of books taking place mostly in London between the two World Wars. The short review of Dance? Don’t bother. I read six out of the twelve books and was basically bored silly the whole time, as Powell was much more interested in looking at different social strata of England pre-1939 […]

The Resolution Project Book Seventy: A Passage to India (1924)

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“How can the mind take hold of such a country? Generations of invaders have tried, but they remain in exile. The important towns they build are only retreats, their quarrels the malaise of men who cannot find their way home. India knows of their trouble. She knows the whole world’s trouble, to its uttermost depth. She calls “Come” through her hundred mouths, through objects ridiculous and august. But come to what? She is not a […]

The Resolution Project Book Thirty-Nine: The Great Gatsby (1925)

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Note: As I wrote most of this while on vacation in sunny San Diego, this post is a little bit more abrupt than the normally cutting-edge literary journalism you’ve all come to know and expect from me. Also, as most people probably know The Great Gatsby fairly well, (after reading it in high-school English, for example) I’m finding it hard to say something fresh about the book. That said, whether it was due to a […]

The Resolution Project Book Twenty-Five: A Dance to the Music of Time – 1st Movement (1951)

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“Human relationships flourish and decay, quickly and silently, so that those concerned scarcely know how brittle, or how inflexible, the ties that bind them have become.” (A Question of Upbringing, p. 229) The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by Time Magazine as the best since their inception in 1923 to the list’s publication in 2005. I exempted myself […]

The Resolution Project Book Sixteen: Brideshead Revisited (1946)

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The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by Time Magazine as the best since their inception in 1923 to the list’s publication in 2005. I exempted myself from reading ones I’ve already read, leaving some eighty-six or so to read before the end of this year. Some spoilers may lie ahead, so be warned. “Just the place […]

The Resolution Project Book Four: An American Tragedy (1925)

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The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by Time Magazine as the best since their inception in 1923 to the list’s publication in 2005. I exempted myself from reading ones I’ve already read, leaving some eighty-six or so to read before the end of this year. Some spoilers may lie ahead, so be warned. “For in some […]