Anthony Powell


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Powell, Anthony,

1905–2000, English novelist. A distinguished writer of social comedy, he is best known for his 12-volume novel sequence collectively entitled A Dance to the Music of Time, a detailed yet panoramic study of changes in the snobbish, insular world of the English upper and middle classes from World War I to the 1960s. Novels in the series include A Question of Upbringing (1951), The Acceptance World (1955), Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (1960), The Valley of Bones (1964), The Military Philosophers (1969), Books Do Furnish a Room (1971), and Hearing Secret Harmonies (1975). Powell's other novels include Afternoon Men (1931), From a View to a Death (1933), and The Fisher King (1986). He was also the author of a study of John Aubrey (1948), four volumes of memoirs (1976–82; abr. ed. To Keep the Ball Rolling, 2001), Journals, 1982–92 (3 vol., 1995–97), two collections of essays on writing (1990; 1991, rev. ed. 1994), and two plays (1972).

Bibliography

See biographies by N. F. Brennan (rev. ed. 1995) and M. Barber (2004); studies by R. K. Morris (1968), B. Bergonzi (rev. ed. 1971), J. Tucker (1976), H. Spurling (1978), N. McEwan (1991), R. L. Selig (1991), and N. Birns (2004); bibliography ed. by G. P. Lilley (1993).

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
A John Galsworthy B EM Forster C John Braine D Anthony Powell 9.
Summary: From rock'n'roll to Anthony Powell via a crop of memoirs, there's something for everyone in the year's life studies
Melissa Ann Blair and Anthony Powell shared a long kiss at the end of a visit last year at the Oregon State Penitentiary and she passed seven tiny balloons filled with methamphetamine into his mouth.
A Lawrence Durrell B Anthony Powell C Sir Max Beerbohm D Ronald Firbank 3.
ANTHONY POWELL Charity: The Teenage Cancer Trust Why he's running: Last year, Anthony received the devastating news that his 15-year-old daughter Natasha had stage LINDSEY WEGNER Charity: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Why she's running: Lindsey is running for her daughter, Gwen, who suffers with Type 1 Diabetes.
net ANTHONY Powell | |sent us this picture of his dad, Edward Greenall, with his parents - Thomas and Elizabeth Greenall.
Allan was later promoted to major and, during World War II, served in military intelligence where, as second–in–command of Allied Liaison, he worked with author Anthony Powell.
Senior Airman Anthony Powell, command post journeyman, 315th Airlift Control Flight, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, sets up a line-of-sight radio antenna during Exercise Maple Flag in Canada.
The Audience (Channel 4, 9pm) concludes a three-part run, with 50 strangers trying to help latest subject Anthony Powell to decide whether to go travelling - or to stay at work.
THE Paddy and Anthony Powell Memorial Handicap Hurdle at Punchestown today commemorates two outstanding horsemen from a family with a close association with the equine world in County Kildare for several generations, writes Tony O'Hehir.
He is particularly severe on religious elements in the novels of Evelyn Waugh and even more in those of Graham Greene (he refers to the girl in The Heart of the Matter as Scobie's "scrawny and tedious mistress"), giving unqualified praise to the unreligious vision of Anthony Powell, whose clotted and stuffy prose he praises for inexplicable and unexplained reasons.
SILAGE FINALISTS (Sponsor: NatWest) Morris Davies, Hafod, Ferwig, Cardigan; Dylan Jones Bryn Rhydd, Edern, Pwllheli; Anthony Powell, Abercynithon, Llanynis, Builth Wells.