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Anthony Powell

Anthony Powell (1905-2000), writer

Born Anthony Dymoke Powell on December 21, 1905 in Westminster, England, he is most remembered for his A Dance to the Music of Time[?] duodecalogy published between 1951 and 1975.

A few years after publishing his first novel, in 1936 he moved to Hollywood, California to join Warner Brothers motion-picture studios on a six month contract as scriptwriter. There, he became acquainted with F Scott Fitzgerald who was also writing for film at the time. A year later, he returmned to England where he became a regular contributor to The Spectator and the Daily Telegraph newspaper while devoting as much time as possible to writing novels until the outbreak of World War II when he served in the Intelligence Corps as a Liaison Officer with the Allied Forces.

At the end of the War, he returned to writing and in 1953 was appointed Literary Editor of "Punch magazine."

Through his writings, Anthony Powell would go on to international fame and in 1973 he declined an offer of Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

Anthony Powell died on March 28, 2000 at his home near Frome[?], Somerset.

Partial bibliography:

A Dance to the Music of Time, the twelve-volume series of novels published between 1951 and 1975 consists of:

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