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Author: Jeffrey M Heath
Publisher: Kingston, Ont. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1982.
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This study of the life and works of Evelyn Waugh traces the novelist's pursuit of his vocation and his long retreat from a world which he came to regard as a spiritual dungeon. Jeffrey Heath explores the paradoxical elements in Waugh's career: his quest for a refuge itself proved to be a prison and his devotion to the Augustan graces was accompanied by a lasting attraction to a Dionysiac age without restratint. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Heath, Jeffrey M.
Picturesque prison.
Kingston, Ont. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1982
(DLC) 82211598
(OCoLC)8952729
Named Person: Evelyn Waugh; Evelyn Waugh; Evelyn Waugh; Evelyn Waugh; Evelyn Waugh
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey M Heath
ISBN: 9780773560888 0773560882 1282850644 9781282850644
OCLC Number: 144142666
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 334 pages) : portrait
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover13; --
CONTENTS --
PREFACE --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
1. Vocation --
2. God and Taste --
3. The Artist --
4. The Man and the Critics --
5. Decline and Fall --
6. Vile Bodies --
7. Black Mischief --
8. A Handful of Dust --
9. Scoop --
10. Work Suspended --
11. Put Our More Flags --
12. Brideshead Revisited --
13. Scott-King's Modern Europe --
14. The Loved One --
15. Helena --
16. Love Among the Ruins --
17. The War Trilogy: Introduction --
18. Men at Arms --
19. Officers and Gentlemen --
20. Unconditional Surrender --
21. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold --
22. Epilogue --
TEXTUAL NOTE --
NOTES --
INDEX --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
J --
K --
L --
M --
N --
O --
P --
Q --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
W --
Y --
Z
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This study of the life and works of Evelyn Waugh traces the novelist's pursuit of his vocation and his long retreat from a world which he came to regard as a spiritual dungeon. Jeffrey Heath explores the paradoxical elements in Waugh's career: his quest for a refuge itself proved to be a prison and his devotion to the Augustan graces was accompanied by a lasting attraction to a Dionysiac age without restratint. The deep cleft in Waugh's nature imbued his art with the characteristic quirky complexity which has fascinated many readers, but it left him a choleric and melancholy man who never fully accepted his calling as a writer.

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