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By Anthony Powell

This twelve-volume series [A Dance to the song of Time] lines a colourful team of English pals throughout a span of a long time from 1914 to 1971. The slowly constructing narrative facilities round life's poignant encounters among associates and fans who later go with the flow aside and but retain reencountering one another over various unfolding a long time as they go through the vicissitudes of marriage, paintings, getting older, and eventually demise. till the final 3 volumes, the following commonplace excitements of out of date plots (What will ensue subsequent? Will x marry y? Will y homicide z?) look a ways less significant than time's sluggish reshuffling of associates, associates, and fanatics in elaborate human arabesques."

Dance opens with the final yr or so of the narrator, Nicholas Jenkins', university days in 1921/22. We're brought to his friendship with Charles Stringham and Peter Templer, and in addition the universally reviled Widmerpool, Housemaster Le Bas and Nick's Uncle Giles.

On a luncheon stopover at to Stringham's mother's (Mrs Foxe) Nick meets Buster Foxe and 'Tuffy' Weedon. On leaving tuition Jenkins visits the Templers', atmosphere eyes for the 1st time on Templer's sullen sister Jean and assembly Sunny Farebrother and Jimmy Stripling.

Later Nick is shipped off to France to benefit the language, staying at l. a. Grenadière, the place Widmerpool places in an appearance.

The ultimate bankruptcy sees Nick at college the place he enjoys the delights of afternoon tea with Professor Sillery and meets for the 1st time Mark participants, JG Quiggin, invoice Truscott. A automobile time out with Templer, Bob Duport and Jimmy Brent turns to catastrophe while Templer drives them right into a ditch.

"It is now changing into transparent Dance to the track of Time goes to turn into the best sleek novel seeing that Ulysses." --Clive James
"I could really learn Mr Powell than any English novelist now writing." --Kingsley Amis

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A syllable is left short before the 'ITA- of this word in 5474 il 503 (battle of gods); 'ITE'ITTEOOTCXS X 384 simile; Te6veooTl T 331 moralizing comment - all avoiding forms in - - v v, the first two at beginning of verse.

Ov with OE to ov as in Attic and Ionic: 'l1 107 description (gardens of Alcinous). ocrOIJEe'), M 337 comment? (see p. 280) I3wcrcxvTI; 0: 378 = 13 143 ETIlI3WcrOIJ0:1, IJ 124 'damn. oO"TpEiv. Most of these forms would otherwise be unmetrica1. The contraction is Ionic (Chantraine), cf. l3wcro:t, EI3Wcr6't1V. o, and as such we should expect it to be of' popular' origin. Aristophanes has it four times in quite conversational contexts, Ach. 959 T! oO"TpEiS;, cf. Av. ov; Lys. 685. It is similarly used of calling for someone in Theoc.

For wKea: TIPIS and 13a:6ETlV, -'llS see p. 49, and for the evolution of the phraseology Hoekstra II9. (k) That the disyllabic gen. pl. ending is no sign of antiquity is shown by its occurrence in h. Mere. ] Se. 246 EKTOcr6ev TIVAEWV. This prompts the observation that none of the examples in Homer need be old, see below. of the two possibilities (I) that disyllabic -EWV is a genuine semi-archaism, (2) that it is artificial, a kind of spelling pronunciation, the second is the more likely. The first would be hard to fit into any likely chronology, and three stages of the one feature in the real epic tradition would be hard to parallel.

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