And the best: in winter it looks completely different. How wonderful is that then?
So wonderful! To be exact. In town, it sounds like town.
On Venusberg by Anthony Powell
In the country it sounds like in the country. And with us?
The way it should sound. After genuine pure nature. After birds. After bears well, with a little imagination - but they used to be. To forest. After what many of us have completely forgotten in everyday life. That there's something else besides the car noise and the babble of people who forgot to listen.
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Written from a vantage point both high and deliberately narrow, the early novels of the late British master Anthony Powell nevertheless deal in the universal themes that would become a substantial part of his oeuvre: pride, greed, and the strange drivers of human behavior. Awash in a marvelously odd assortment of counts and ladies navigating a multicultural, elegant, and politically precarious social scene, Lushington becomes infatuated with his very own, very foreign Venus. Review Quotes Review Quotes. Charles Poore New York Times.
Venusberg , I once read somewhere, is a satire on totalitarian government. Yet it concentrates much more on men and women than upon the laws that govern them.
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In some of the best light dialogue of our time, Powell makes clear the difference between feverish sophistication and true worldliness. Leo Lerman New York Times. Elizabeth Janeway New York Times. Gerald J. Russello The Millions. In Venusberg , however, the charm and humor of such a setting comes through, even as Powell searches after deeper themes. Venusberg is valuable because we see Powell working out perspectives that would later form the basis of Dance.