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Evelyn Waugh : a literary life

Author: David Wykes
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Series: Literary lives (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Waugh's life and his literary life exist in dynamic relationship. Virtually all of his fiction was autobiographical, yet he maintained that his novels were objects, unrelated to the life of their author." "This study traces the shifting relationship of ascertainable fact and imaginative fiction throughout Waugh's career, focusing on the endless negotiation he conducted between life and art, and on why, from being  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Evelyn Waugh; Evelyn Waugh; Evelyn Waugh
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Wykes
ISBN: 0312225083 9780312225087 0333611373 9780333611371 0333611381 9780333611388
OCLC Number: 40964883
Description: 224 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Second son : 1903-24 --
2. Pain as is seldom seen in men : 1924-30 --
3. Something of the crusader's zeal : 1930-39 --
4. A legitimate contribution to the war effort : 1939-51 --
5. Small acts to redeem the times : 1951-66.
Series Title: Literary lives (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: David Wykes.
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