Thursday, 3 January 2019

A Dance to the Music of Time

Nicolas Poussin, A Dance to the Music of Time, c1635, Wallace Collection
For a long time I've been meaning to re-read Anthony Powell's waltz through the 20th century, and now I have the perfect excuse. I mean what better way can there be to avoid real life for the next few months than by immersing oneself in a twelve-volume series of books? Although, having said that, I will probably have a much clearer idea of the forces powering Brexit after I've finished. Halfway through book two now and loving the unhurried pace, not to mention the deliciously dry humour. A hundred pages to describe one evening, and gripping all the way...

See you on the other side!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Widmerpool's sugar incident is certainly a comic highlight. On the whole, though, I think there's a bit of a dip in vols 2 and 3. Vols 6 to 9 are the backbone of the sequence, I think.