Spandrell

Spandrell

cynic opposed to fascist Everard Webley attacks and kills him, then commits suicide. [Br. Lit.: Huxley Point Counter Point in Magill I, 760]
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Some, however, feel no guilt at all, particularly Maurice Spandrell and Lucy; she, as well as other "modern" women, enjoys the opportunity to turn the tables on men by acting as they believe men act toward them:</p> <pre> "Do you enjoy tormenting him?" Spandrell enquired....
Yet even Spandrell knows there could be a reckoning.
It is autobiographical and depicts a protagonist, Des Esseintes, who, bored with life, indulges every decadent whim he can think of, denying God, as Spandrell puts it, but finally, when he has run out of self-destructive acts, realizes that there is nothing left but God and returns to the church.
One is also supposed to recall Maurice Spandrell's experiment with Beethoven in the final chapter of Point Counter Point.
The expert on life's horrors in Point Counter Point is Maurice Spandrell, one of the novel's many self-absorbed eccentrics.
Francis), Spandrell (a "morality-philosophy pervert" who reminds one of Baudelaire), and Philip Quarles, an "intellectual-aesthetic pervert" who resembles Huxley (PCP 564).
While Airbubble may have had Calamy in mind, it seems more likely that the character concerned is Point Counter Point's Dostoevskyan Spandrell. The Russian novelist was one of Sullivan's long-standing passions; during the war he had written several articles on Dostoevsky and in November 1916 he had signed a contract with Grant Richards to write a full-length critical study of the novelist.(10) Furthermore, when Spandrell tells Lucy Tantamount that Illidge, her father's laboratory assistant, is 'sadly worried by Einstein and Eddington', Spandrell's original is readily identifiable.
Thus, in the third chapter of the novel, the reader is given a Peacockian, step by step account of Lord Tantamount's auditory mechanism, and when Spandrell and Lucy Tantamount circumnavigate a polished vacuum flask in chapter 12, their reflections, the reader is told, 'walked fantastically in a non-Euclidean universe.
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The diabolical, sexually depraved Spandrell is said to be based on Baudelaire, and Everard Webley, whom he assassinates, on Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Fascist movement.
In Precious the murderer Eliot pursues is right under his nose: his boss, Burton Spandrell, formerly Brian Oxley, a low-level hockey star involved in an earlier unsolved murder.