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ISBN-10: 022613279X
ISBN-13: 9780226132792
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 10/30/2015
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.40" W, 0.40" H

O, How the Wheel Becomes It!

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Overview

The first novel Anthony Powell published following the completion of his epic A Dance to the Music of Time, O, How the Wheel Becomes It! fulfills perhaps every author’s fantasy as it skewers a conceited, lazy, and dishonest critic. A writer who avoids serving in World War II and veers in and out of marriage, G. F. H. Shadbold ultimately falls victim to the title’s spinning–and righteous–emblem of chance. Sophisticated and a bit cruel, Wheel‘s tale of posthumous vengeance is, nonetheless, irresistible.

Written at the peak of the late British master’s extraordinary literary career, this novel offers profound insight into the mind of a great artist whose unequaled style, ear for dialogue, and eye for irony will delight devotees and new readers alike.

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"A superlative new short novel, a satirical zinger. . . . O, How the Wheel Becomes It! is a distillation of all that is inimitable about its author–deflation of high seriousness and the pursuit of esteem at the expense of others, achieved with rigorous understatement; a wryness that is never mocking or arch; and a sense of pathos just offstage."– "New York Times Book Review"
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Details

ISBN-10: 022613279X
ISBN-13: 9780226132792
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 10/30/2015
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.40" W, 0.40" H
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