Dance Class offers an extraordinary collection of student essays about Anthony Powellas great comic novel A Dance to the Music of Time. The young authors not only discuss issues of character, plot, and theme, but they also investigate historical background, chart personal relevance, parody characters and situations, even a in one studentas case a write a treatment for a drama. In examining Mrs. Erdleighas fortune-telling mumbo-jumbo, Cassidy Carpenter presents compelling a and original a evidence that the narratoras birthday is the same as Powellas. Will Story provides an invaluable guide to all the military acronyms that percolate through the war novels. Alex Svec creates a brilliant parody of writings by Julian Maclaren-Ross, the real-life model for X. Trapnel. For those who love A Dance to the Music of Time, this book will reveal fresh new ways of looking at the series. And for those who are just discovering it, Dance Class will prove a useful and highly entertaining guide.This sapphire blue dinner dress from the 1947 spring-summer collection is made of a changeant silk taffeta. ... A dress as lavish as this would cost an obscene amount of money. ... Nick marvels at Jeana#39;s stark transition: aquot;in the old days much of her charm -- so it had seemed -- had been to look like a ... He now notices that she has a very slight foreign intonation in her speech, which complements her new haute couture ... aquot;Flores did posses the distinct look of Rudolph Valentinoaquot; ( 96).
|Author||:||John A. Gould|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2009-07-31|