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The brideshead generation : Evelyn Waugh and his friends

Author: Humphrey Carpenter
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1990. ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Examines the role of the writer in society and literary influences, questioning attitudes toward religion, politics, and sexuality, and comes to some disturbing conclusions about Waugh, the artist and Waugh the man.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carpenter, Humphrey.
Brideshead generation.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1990
(OCoLC)681471275
Named Person: Evelyn Waugh; Evelyn Waugh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Humphrey Carpenter
ISBN: 0395441420 9780395441428 0395597692 9780395597699
OCLC Number: 20130604
Notes: "A Peter Davison book."
Description: ix, 523 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. 1918-1922: Eton candle --
"...thought they must be foreigners" --
Come nearer, child --
Suspended boyhood --
Part II. 1922-1924: Et in Arcadia --
Oxford broom --
"...longed to remain myself and yet be accepted..." --
Hypocrites --
Dear Private Giggles of a private world --
He embodied authority --
A dream too agreeable --
Part III. 1924-1929: Bright young people --
Struggle for detachment --
A comic novel --
A sort of cumulative futility --
Part IV. 1930-1934: In search of a city --
A new order and another Christendom --
Remote people --
Very grim --
Part V. 1934-1939: The gentleman's house --
Berners Betjeman country --
A fascist tract --
Setting myself up as a quire --
Ourselves against the world --
Part VI. 1939-1945: Arcadia revisited --
Buggered about --
A total misfit --
Mag op --
Up in the best-seller list --
Part VII. 1945-1966: Contra mundum --
Down with the horrible counter-honnish Labour Party --
Back to prep school again --
Acute P.M. --
The death wish.
Responsibility: Humphrey Carpenter.

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Examines the role of the writer in society and literary influences, questioning attitudes toward religion, politics, and sexuality, and comes to some disturbing conclusions about Waugh, the artist and Waugh the man.

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