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Anybody here a fan of “A Dance to the Music of Time”?

#1 · Posted: 3 Oct 2011 03:03
Hi everyone!
I was wondering if anyone was a fan of Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time novels. I just read Michael Farr's Tintin: The Complete Companion and in his entry on The Red Sea Sharks he mentions that both authors have supporting characters who come in and out of the main storyline. He also mentions that the two both chronicled the 1930s through the 1970s and were contemporaries.

It got me thinking that there are other similarities between the works despite the fact that they inhabit different genres. Both feature a very colorful supporting cast (I feel many of the characters would be at home in either series) with a kind of everyman at the center. Their universes both feature nonexistent countries featuring a Central European royal and South American dictator. Also they both prominently feature the occult.

Obviously the works are very different but now that I’ve noticed these similarities it makes me wonder if Powell might have been influenced by Hergé, or vice-versa. What do you guys think?

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