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  • Paperback
  • 228 pages
  • Turn, Magic Wheel
  • Dawn Powell
  • English
  • 13 October 2017
  • 1883642728

10 thoughts on “Turn, Magic Wheel

  1. Kim Kim says:

    This is my first experience of Dawn Powell s writing Indeed, I d not heard of her until I read Everybody Was So Young Gerald and Sara Murphy A Lost Generation Love Story A prolific novelist, short story writer and playwright, almost all of her works were out of print when she died in 1965 If this novel is anything to do by, she deserves to be better known Turn, Magic Wheel, which was published in 1936, is Powell s seventh novel It centres on Dennis Orphen, a young novelist whose latest wo This is my first experience of Dawn Powell s writing Indeed, I d not heard of her until I read Everybody Was So Young Gerald and Sara Murphy A Lost Generation Love Story A prolific novelist, short story writer and playwright, almost all of her works were out of print when she died in 1965 If this novel is anything to do by, she deserves to be better known Turn, Magic Wheel, which was published in 1936, is Powell s seventh novel It centres on Dennis Orphen, a young novelist whose latest work is based on the life of his older female friend Effie Callingham, the spurned first wife of a famous novelist clearly inspired by Ernest Hemingway Metafiction is thus combined with a satire of the publishing industry in 1930s New York that is sharp, funny and occasionally poignant While there s much to admire in Powell s writing, there s an uneveness to the tone of the novel that s rather jarring, with laugh out loud funny moments juxtaposed with sad scenes in a way that doesn t quite work The uneveness has kept the rating down to 3.5 stars That said, I d still like to readof Powell s work and to knowabout her It s great to come across a new author from the 1930s


  2. Whitney Whitney says:

    I read this book because Rory Gil recommended it.


  3. Darcy Darcy says:

    This was an excellent book beautifully flawed characters longing for connection and being continually heartbroken yet still seeking fulfillment Sounds a little bleak though the humanity in this story was ever present and captivating And the setting of New York City in the 1930s felt like another person in the book Old New York City, glamorous and enrapturing and harrowing for the faint of heart Dawn Powell is a beautiful writer and one I will continue to re visit.


  4. Mike Mike says:

    Dawn Powell said of this book that it is her best, simplest, and most original I can see why she admires it so much.It s not that there are plenty of passages that are either stirring in their compassion, savage in their satire, masterful in their prose, or stunning in their insight rather, it s that whole pages go by that have this spell Even whole chapters cast this spell As a novel that exhibits Dawn Powell s mastery of her own talents, it s a breathtaking marvel I haven t seen a story Dawn Powell said of this book that it is her best, simplest, and most original I can see why she admires it so much.It s not that there are plenty of passages that are either stirring in their compassion, savage in their satire, masterful in their prose, or stunning in their insight rather, it s that whole pages go by that have this spell Even whole chapters cast this spell As a novel that exhibits Dawn Powell s mastery of her own talents, it s a breathtaking marvel I haven t seen a story about this kind of relationship before, and it s so exquisitely told, nor a character as distinct and thrilling to live in as Effie Cullingham I can t say enough nice things about this small little treasure I certainly trust Dawn Powell s writing, and it looks like I can certainly trust her own discernment about her own work Turn, Magic Wheel is flooring


  5. Emily Emily says:

    I love Dawn Powell Love her Love her I don t know if it s because I read A Time to Be Born first or what, but I keep wanting every subsequent book of hers to be as explosively wonderful as that one This one was the closest so far It s particularly sharp if you have any relationships with writers or are a writer yourself It s whip smart and seemingly satirical of all the big boy writers of her era Every time I read her I am flabbergasted again at her disappearance from historical memory as I love Dawn Powell Love her Love her I don t know if it s because I read A Time to Be Born first or what, but I keep wanting every subsequent book of hers to be as explosively wonderful as that one This one was the closest so far It s particularly sharp if you have any relationships with writers or are a writer yourself It s whip smart and seemingly satirical of all the big boy writers of her era Every time I read her I am flabbergasted again at her disappearance from historical memory as a great I read this one on a cross country flight in one sitting, so it went fast It s ending was slightly dissatisfying somehow but also strangely uplifting I m a little on the fence about it But I d read it again to find out why that is Read this if anyone has ever written a book about you or if you ve ever used anyone for your material


  6. Allison Allison says:

    The jacket of this book calls it a hilarious satire of the New York literary scene I actually found much of the story heart breaking Effie s storyline, in particuler, made me cry But, that said, it is well written, and often witty a party scene near the end is especially entertaining And the characters develop very nicely I was not so sure that I gave a hoot about Dennis at the beginning, but he grew into a real and interesting person before the novel was over There is a really nice The jacket of this book calls it a hilarious satire of the New York literary scene I actually found much of the story heart breaking Effie s storyline, in particuler, made me cry But, that said, it is well written, and often witty a party scene near the end is especially entertaining And the characters develop very nicely I was not so sure that I gave a hoot about Dennis at the beginning, but he grew into a real and interesting person before the novel was over There is a really nice scene in which he and another character spend a night bar hopping in New York, heading home at dawn Just the way it feels, that time of night, the smokey, deserted bars at 4amit is all described so vividly that it is familair, like you remember that night yourself Not so sure that I like the way it ended it came down to the last few sentances but really, it makes Dennis seem evenlike a real person and not just a character in a novel


  7. Annie Annie says:

    To be honest, it s been about a year since I read this novel I just joined Good Reads yesterday , but I can whole heartedly say that this is one of my favorite novels Ever You ll laugh, you ll cry, and you ll see yourself reflected in at least one of the characters Powerful and poignant, put this one on your list.


  8. Kim Fay Kim Fay says:

    I ve wanted to read Dawn Powell for years one of those authors I was saving for a rainy day When I joined a classics book club I use that term loosely, since we ve only met once in the past 6 months , we chose Turn, Magic Wheel for our second book Hemingway considered Dawn Powell the best writer of their generation or so I ve read , and she is pretty great This novel will especially appeal to writers and those in the publishing industry It s about a novelist, Dennis Orphen, who writes a I ve wanted to read Dawn Powell for years one of those authors I was saving for a rainy day When I joined a classics book club I use that term loosely, since we ve only met once in the past 6 months , we chose Turn, Magic Wheel for our second book Hemingway considered Dawn Powell the best writer of their generation or so I ve read , and she is pretty great This novel will especially appeal to writers and those in the publishing industry It s about a novelist, Dennis Orphen, who writes a book loosely based on the life of a woman named Effie Callingham interestingly enough, the character of her husband is based on Hemingway There is a chapter from the publisher s point of view that feels as if it could have been written today, especially the bit about blurbs Powell is a sly social satirist it s this talent that makes her so enjoyable to read


  9. Katie Katie says:

    Not as wonderful as A Time To Be Born, but funny and affecting as I expect Powell to be, with great descriptions like this one Gieseking, the pianist, looked too big to be bullying such delicate melodies, he thought, though he tried to be very gentle with them He crouched over the piano with his big hands cupping the keys as if a mouse might peep out of fist once he relaxed Softly his fingers in ten little bedroom slippers tiptoed up and down Schumann, music became so diminished under his mic Not as wonderful as A Time To Be Born, but funny and affecting as I expect Powell to be, with great descriptions like this one Gieseking, the pianist, looked too big to be bullying such delicate melodies, he thought, though he tried to be very gentle with them He crouched over the piano with his big hands cupping the keys as if a mouse might peep out of fist once he relaxed Softly his fingers in ten little bedroom slippers tiptoed up and down Schumann, music became so diminished under his microscope, made so tiny and perfect that it could be neatly placed in a baby s ear


  10. Nathan Oates Nathan Oates says:

    An engaging, if almost overwhelmingly bleak, satire about New York literary life As with many books driven by the interior conflicts of its characters, the novel is best early on and tends to loose energy as it struggles to assemble its wide cast into a compelling plot But the writing, at times, is hilarious and delightful.


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Turn, Magic Wheel[KINDLE] ✽ Turn, Magic Wheel Author Dawn Powell – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Dennis Orphen, in writing a novel, has stolen the life story of his friend, Effie Callingham, the former wife of a famous, Hemingway like novelist, Andrew Callingham Orphen s betrayal is not the only Dennis Orphen, in writing a novel, has stolen the life story of his friend, Effie Callingham, the former wife of a famous, Hemingway like novelist, Andrew Callingham Orphen s betrayal is not the only one, nor the worst one, in this hilarious satire of the New York literary scene Powell personally considered this to be her best New York novel Powell takes revenge here on all publishers, and her baffoonish MacTweed is a comic invention worthy of Dickens And as always in Powell s New York novels, the city itself becomes a central character On Turn, Magic Kindle - the glittering black pavement legs hurried by with umbrella tops, taxis skidded along the curb, their wheels swishing through the puddles, raindrops bounced like dice in the gutter Powell s famous wit was never sharper than here, but Turn, Magic Wheel is also one of the most poignant and heart wrenching of her novels.


About the Author: Dawn Powell

Dawn Powell November , November , was an American writer of satirical novels and stories that manage to be barbed and sensitive at the same time.