Dance Class: American High School Students Encounter Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time

Dance Class: American High School Students Encounter Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time

Paperback (29 Jul 2009)

  • $17.89
Add to basket

Includes delivery to the United States

10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within 7 days

Publisher's Synopsis

Dance Class offers an extraordinary collection of student essays about Anthony Powell's 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 - in one student's case - write a treatment for a drama.

In examining Mrs. Erdleigh's fortune-telling mumbo-jumbo, Cassidy Carpenter presents compelling - and original - evidence that the narrator's birthday is the same as Powell's. 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781440129032
Publisher: Author Solutions Inc
Imprint: iUniverse
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 295g
Height: 216mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 13mm