17 July 2017

York 2016 Conference Proceedings

The Anthony Powell Society publication of the Proceedings of the 2016 Anthony Powell Conference at King's Manor, York is now available. The 200-page paperback volume contains most of the papers from the conference, including:


  • The Dance to Come: Powell and the Victorians by John Bowen
  • 'Ever More Congenial' – AP and the Essence of Mr WS by Colin Donald
  • Literary Lampoons and Chronological Knots by Bruce Fleming
  • Adultery in 'A Dance to the Music of Time' and in 'The Great Gatsby' by Steve Loveman
  • Shocking! Powell on Sade by Didier Girard
  • Narration, Character and Time in Anthony Powell’s Dance by David Martin Jones and Lana Starkey
  • The Group Novel: Waugh's 'Vile Bodies', Powell's 'Afternoon Men', and Green's 'Party Going' by Yuexi Liu
  • Finding Powell’s Voice: The Kind of Immortality Most Authors Want by Robin Bynoe
  • Punching Authors: The Novelist as Critic and Parodist by Peter Kislinger
  • Jenkins as Horatio as Hamlet by Nicholas Birns
Copies may be ordered from the Society’s online shop; prices (which include shipping) are: UK Society Members £8; Overseas Society Members £14; UK Non-Members £10; Overseas Non-Members £16.

18 March 2017

AP Society Newsletter #66

The Spring 2017 issue of the Anthony Powell Society Newsletter (#66) was recently sent out to. For the benefit of those who are not members, but who we might entice to join the Society, this 40-page issue contains, inter alia:
  • Powell as Critic: Format and Form by Nicholas Birns
  • You Don’t Find Trollope Easy to Read? by Stephen Hoare
  • The Leopard, Another Favourite of Anthony Powell by Michael Jay
  • James Stourton; Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilisation reviewed by Michael Barber
  • My First Time by Keith Marshall
  • Uncle Giles’ Corner: When May Knitwear be Worn?
  • Mrs Widmerpool’s Wartime Recipe Book
  • Christmas Competition 2016: Pamela’s Memoirs by Robin Bynoe
  • 2016 AGM Minutes Supplement
Plus the usual editorials; Society news, events & local group news.

Eton 2013 Conference Proceedings

The Anthony Powell Society publication of the Proceedings of the 2013 Anthony Powell Conference at Eton are now available. The 195-page paperback volume contains most of the papers from the conference, including:
  • Anthony Powell’s London of the 1920s and 1930s by Peter Berthoud
  • Profiles in String: Recreating the Lost Trapnel Novel by Bernard Stacey
  • Anthony Powell and the Literary Politics of the 1930s by DJ Taylor
  • Are We Superhuman or Are We Dancers? Action and Will in the Novels of Anthony Powell by Constantine Sandis
  • Is Sir Magnus Donners a Non-Existent Horse? by Robin Bynoe
  • The Alchemy of Dance: The Presence of the Seventeenth Century in Powell's Work by Ivan Hutnik
  • The Unsevered Chain: Eton College in the Writings of Anthony Powell and John Heygate by Jeffrey Manley
  • Modern Epic? Anthony Powell and Winston Churchill by Nicholas Birns
  • A Far Cry from Camberley: Anthony Powell in Helsingfors (Helsinki), Reval (Tallinn) and the Soviet Union between the Wars by Jonathan Black
  • Hollywood in 1937: What the Powells Experienced by Frank Peterson
Copies may be ordered from the Society’s online shop; prices (which include shipping) are: UK Society Members £8; Overseas Society Members £14; UK Non-Members £10; Overseas Non-Members £16.

12 January 2017

Journal: Secret Harmonies

The long delayed double issue (#6/7) of the Anthony Powell Society journal Secret Harmonies is now available and has been mailed to Society members. This issue contains a mix of Anthony Powell Annual Lectures, some of the papers from the 2009 Washington, DC conference plus a few other papers. The full contents list is:
  • Was There a Powell Generation? by Mark Facknitz
  • Friends Do Furnish a Novel — Exploring Male Friendships in Dance to the Music of Time by Gabriella Walfridson
  • Epiphanies by Peter Kislinger
  • Waiting for (Dr) Belkin by Edwin Bock
  • The End of the Dance by Grey Cowrie
  • The Politics of the Dance by Vernon Bogdanor
  • "Think First, Fight Afterwards" — The Soldiers' Art by AN Wilson
  • Anthony Powell Interviewed by Colin Donald, 29 May 1992 at The Chantry
  • Singing a Would-Be King through Comic Invective: Jenkins as Widmerpool's "Inexorable Accessory" by Ashley Herum
  • AD Powell and the Transactions of the Radnorshire Society by Keith C Marshall
  • Dance for Everybody? Teaching and Living Powell's Fiction by Nicholas Birns
  • Book Reviews
Copies may be ordered via the Society's online shop.

AP Society Newsletter #65

The Winter 2016 issue of the Anthony Powell Society Newsletter (#65) was sent out to members in early December. For the benefit of those who are not members, but who we might entice to join the Society, this 40-page issue contains:
  • Droit De RĂ©ponse by Didier Girard
  • The Heresy of Fiction by Simon Barnes
  • Oxford Day Out: AP and His Chums by Stephen Walker
  • APs Oxford 1923-1926 by Clive Gwatkin Jenkins
  • Powell, Waugh and Two Contrasting Role Models by Robin Bynoe
  • Hypocrites by Stephen Hoare
  • My First Time by Paul Milliken
  • Uncle Giles' Corner: How to Survive Christmas
  • The Wrong Entrance by Derek Pasquill
  • Eric and Derrick by Bernard Stacey
  • Christmas Quiz Supplement
Plus the usual editorials, Society news & events, and AP-related cuttings.