Brideshead Revisited

The novel explores themes including nostalgia for the age of English aristocracy, Catholicism, and the nearly overt homosexuality of Sebastian Flyte and 's coterie at Oxford University.

Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 0369401263

Category: Religion

Page: 269

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Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by English writer Evelyn Waugh, the life and romances of the protagonist Charles Ryder, most especially his friendship with the Flytes, a family of wealthy English Catholics who live in a palatial mansion called Brideshead Castle. Ryder has relationships with two of the Flytes: Sebastian and Julia. The novel explores themes including nostalgia for the age of English aristocracy, Catholicism, and the nearly overt homosexuality of Sebastian Flyte and 's coterie at Oxford University. A faithful and well-received television adaptation of the novel was produced in an 11-part miniseries by Granada Television in 1981.

New York Magazine

A FRIEND HAS HER OWN VIEWING strategy for Brideshead Revisited, the
extraordinary twelve-and-a-half-hour, ... But, however parceled, Brides- head
Revisited is a triumph that should revise our expectations of what is possible on ...





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Brideshead Revisited is vastly more ambitious; perhaps less successful, but I am
not deterred either by popular applause or critical blame from being rather proud
of the attempt. In particular I am not the least worried about the charge of using ...





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Renewing Our Hope

We find a very similar dynamic in what I consider the finest Catholic novel of the
twentieth century, Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. Charles Ryder, the
narrator of the story, is a skeptic, a professed agnostic, convinced that religion is ...

Author: Robert Barron

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press

ISBN: 0813233054

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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A Study Guide for Evelyn Waugh s Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh's novels written before 1945 are typically satiric and filled with dry
humor and sarcasm, and many critics view Brideshead Revisited as heralding a
change in Waugh's writing style. Brideshead Revisited presents a more ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410335550

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Image of the English Gentleman in Twentieth Century Literature

1 The book in question was Brideshead Revisited, a novel which fiercely divided
Waugh's admirers from his critics, and was generally considered a watershed in
the author's writing, a turn away from the biting satire of his early work towards ...

Author: Dr Christine Berberich

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489973

Category: Literary Criticism

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Studies of the English gentleman have tended to focus mainly on the nineteenth century, encouraging the implicit assumption that this influential literary trope has less resonance for twentieth-century literature and culture. Christine Berberich challenges this notion by showing that the English gentleman has proven to be a remarkably adaptable and relevant ideal that continues to influence not only literature but other forms of representation, including the media and advertising industries. Focusing on Siegfried Sassoon, Anthony Powell, Evelyn Waugh and Kazuo Ishiguro, whose presentations of the gentlemanly ideal are analysed in their specific cultural, historical, and sociological contexts, Berberich pays particular attention to the role of nostalgia and its relationship to 'Englishness'. Though 'Englishness' and by extension the English gentleman continue to be linked to depictions of England as the green and pleasant land of imagined bygone days, Berberich counterbalances this perception by showing that the figure of the English gentleman is the medium through which these authors and many of their contemporaries critique the shifting mores of contemporary society. Twentieth-century depictions of the gentleman thus have much to tell us about rapidly changing conceptions of national, class, and gender identity.

Waugh Without End

Places of the Mind : Locating Brideshead Revisited RUTH BREEZE – University
of Navarra This paper proposes an analysis of Brideshead Revisited which is
grounded in place : an analysis of the novel ' s principal locations makes it
possible ...

Author: Carlos Villar

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039104963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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Compiled on the occasion of Evelyn Waugh's centenary in 2003, this collection of essays shows a renewed critical interest in the author extended by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. The contributions go back to an international symposium held at La Rioja University, 15-17 May 2003. Apart from traditional debate over questions of fact and interpretation, the book contains innovative approaches to Waugh's oeuvre, some of which make use of theories of discourse and media studies and denote an increasingly sophisticated awareness of his religious, political, and social contexts. Beginning with those essays presenting overviews of Waugh's life and work, and continuing with discussions of particular books in chronological order, this volume deals with a wide variety of aspects that confirm Waugh's rising status as a major twentieth-century classic.

Catholic Literature An Introduction

Companion Text: Brideshead Revisited (Boston: Little, Brown, 1945) Introduction
to the Novel By the way, if you have a chance to see the BBC TV adaptation of
Brideshead Revisited that was aired in 1981, I recommend it (with the same ...


Publisher: Tumblar House

ISBN: 0971278644



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Letters to a Young Catholic

7 Castle Howard , Yorkshire , England — Brideshead Revisited and the Ladder
of Love Castle Howard in Yorkshire has been home to descendants of the fourth
duke of Norfolk for more than three hundred years . This masterpiece of ...

Author: George Weigel

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852446232

Category: Catholic Church

Page: 251

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Fifty Years of English Studies in Spain 1952 2002

181-187 Textual Indicators of Characterisation : A Narratological Approach to
Brideshead Revisited Carlos Villar Flor Universidad de La Rioja My analysis of
Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited will enumerate some of the various
strategies ...

Author: Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Americanos. Congreso

Publisher: Univ Santiago de Compostela

ISBN: 9788497502573

Category: English language

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The Victorians in the Rearview Mirror

If Brideshead Revisited and Howards End together indicate a strain of modernist
writing with a marked ambivalence toward the nineteenth century, the
adaptations of those novels for television and film—in Granada Television's 1981

Author: Simon Joyce

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821417614

Category: History

Page: 211

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When Margaret Thatcher called in 1979 for a return to Victorian values such as hard work, self-reliance, thrift, and national pride, Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock responded that “Victorian values” also included “cruelty, misery, drudgery, squalor, and ignorance.” The Victorians in the Rearview Mirror is an in-depth look at the ways that the twentieth century reacted to and reimagined its predecessor. It considers how the Victorian inheritance has been represented in literature, politics, film, and visual culture; the ways in which modernists and progressives have sought to differentiate themselves from an image of the Victorian; and how conservatives (and some liberals) have sought to revive elements of nineteenth-century life. Nostalgic and critical impulses combine to fix an understanding of the Victorians in the popular imagination. Simon Joyce examines heritage culture, contemporary politics, and the “neo-Dickensian” novel to offer a more affirmative assessment of the Victorian legacy, one that lets us imagine a model of social interconnection and interdependence that has come under threat in today's politics and culture. Although more than one hundred years have passed since the death of Queen Victoria, the impact of her time is still fresh. The Victorians in the Rearview Mirror speaks to diverse audiences in literary and cultural studies, in addition to those interested in visual culture and contemporary politics, and situates detailed close readings of literary and cinematic texts in the context of a larger argument about the legacies of an era not as distant as we might like to think.

Adaptation Revisited

Brideshead Revisited , ITV ( Granada ) , 1981 . Screenplay John Mortimer ; dir .
Charles Sturridge and Michael Lindsay - Hogg . Based on the novel Brideshead
Revisited ( 1945 ) by Evelyn Waugh . Clueless , cinema release , Paramount ...

Author: Sarah Cardwell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719060465

Category: Performing Arts

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The classic novel adaptation has long been regarded as a staple of "quality" television. Adaptation Revisited offers a critical reappraisal of this prolific and popular genre, as well as bringing new material into the broader field of Television Studies. The first part of the book surveys the more traditional discourses about adaptation, unearthing the unspoken assumptions and common misconceptions that underlie them. In the second half of the book, the author examines four major British serials: "Brideshead Revisited", "Pride and Prejudice", "Moll Flanders", and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall".

A Handful of Mischief

Homosexuality. in. Brideshead. Revisited: “Something. quite. remote. from.
anything. the. [builder]. intended”. Peter G. ... OVER THE YEARS MANY GAY
MEN HAVE FOUND BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (1945) A rewarding and moving
book, ...

Author: Donat Gallagher

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson

ISBN: 1611470498

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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A Handful of Mischief: New Essays on Evelyn Waugh is a collection of essays based on presentations at the Evelyn Waugh Centenary Conference at Hertford College, Oxford in 2003. There are twelve different essays by authors from various countries, including Australia, Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The Brideshead Generation

Brian liked to pose asa peer himself; Waugh describes himtelling some Trinity
heartieswho had broken upa party: 'We shalltellour fathersto raise your rents
andevict you.' Though Anthony Blanchein Brideshead Revisited is largely drawn
from ...

Author: Humphrey Carpenter

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571309283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 550

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'[The Brideshead Generation] has both style and substance, and is above all an enjoyable companion. It has a wildly amusing cast, here controlled by a skilful director.' Evening Standard 'Jovial and entertaining, full of the sort of stories that your friends will tell you if you don't read it before them.' Independent 'Carpenter has read widely and has collected an enormous fund of entertaining stories and facts.' Sunday Telegraph 'Hauntingly sad and wonderfully funny and by far the best thing Humphrey Carpenter has done.' Fiona MacCarthy, The Times

From Grimes to Brideshead

It is an immensely more catholic and magnanimous work of fiction than
Brideshead Revisited; Waugh had escaped the imaginative hothouse and gotten
outdoors again. The trilogy preserves Waugh at his ripest and most mellow; or, in
the ...

Author: Robert Reginald Garnett

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838751701

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book is a study of the first half of Evelyn Waugh's career, from Decline and Fall to Brideshead Revisited. Unlike recent criticism, which regards Waugh as essentially a moralist, this book argues that Waugh's characters are primarily motivated by personal demons and imaginative impulses.

Sarah Waters

... preoccupation with the country house and the conservative tradition of country
house literature, this essay contends that Waters' fifth novel opposes the class
and gender politics of texts such as Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited (1945)
, ...

Author: Kaye Mitchell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441120211

Category: Literary Criticism

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A multiple award-winning author, Sarah Waters is one of the most critically and commercially successful novelists writing today. In such novels as Fingersmith, Tipping the Velvet, Affinity and The Night Watch, her writing has played compellingly with popular and generic forms and narrative techniques and covered a number of important contemporary themes. This critical guide is the first book to offer a wide range of current critical perspectives on Waters' work. With chapters written by leading established and emerging scholars the book explores issues such as gender, sexuality, class, time and space in Waters' fiction, as well as her appropriation of a range of genres from the historical and neo-victorian novel to the gothic. The book also includes a new interview with Waters herself, a timeline of her life, chapter summaries and guides to further reading, making this an essential guide to the work of one of the most exciting voices in contemporary fiction.

Picturesque Prison

Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles
Ryder In Brideshead Revisited the theme of vocation moves to the fore with
particular clarity as Waugh depicts Charles Ryder's arduous journey toward the
right ...

Author: Jeffrey Heath

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773560882

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.

The Past and the Present Revisited

In this century , the reality of a fascinating story has been hopelessly blurred by
the romantic pseudo - medievalism of Belloc and Chesterton and , more recently ,
by the equally misleading nostalgic snobbery of Waugh in Brideshead Revisited

Author: Lawrence Stone

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780710211934

Category: History

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Rev. ed. of: The past and the present. 1981. Bibliography: p. 411-440.

Aesthetic Afterlives

Chapter 6 Aristocracies of Mourning: The Reconsecration of Aestheticism in
Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited During Charles Ryder's first visit to Lord
and Lady Marchmain's country estate in Brideshead Revisited, he is introduced
to a ...

Author: Andrew Eastham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441102086

Category: Literary Criticism

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Since the development of British Aestheticism in the 1870s, the concept of irony has focused a series of anxieties which are integral to modern literary practice. Examining some of the most important debates in post-Romantic aesthetics through highly focused textual readings of authors from Walter Pater and Henry James to Samuel Beckett and Alan Hollinghurst, this study investigates the dialectical position of irony in Aestheticism and its twentieth-century afterlives. Aesthetic Afterlives constructs a far-reaching theoretical narrative by positioning Victorian Aestheticism as the basis of Literary Modernity. Aestheticism's cultivation of irony and reflexive detachment was central to this legacy, but it was also the focus of its own self-critique. Anxieties about the concept and practice of irony persisted through Modernism, and have recently been positioned in Hollinghurst's work as a symptom of the political stasis within post-modern culture. Referring to the recent debates about the 'new aestheticism' and the politics of aesthetics, Eastham asks how a utopian Aestheticism can be reconstructed from the problematics of irony and aesthetic autonomy that haunted writers from Pater to Adorno.

Heritage Film

This success cannot be dissociated from the popularity of two Granada
productions, the Raj-set serial The Jewel in the Crown (1984) and Brideshead
Revisited, aired by the commercial British television channel ITV (Independent
Television) ...

Author: Belén Vidal

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850042

Category: Performing Arts

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This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the critical debates around the heritage film, from its controversial status in British cinema of the 1980s to its expansion into a versatile international genre in the 1990s and 2000s. This study explores the heritage film in light of questions of national identity in film and television, industry and funding, and history, gender and representation. Using a wide range of examples and including an in-depth analysis of three case studies – Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Joyeux Noël (2005) and The Queen (2006) – this book presents the heritage film as a thriving phenomenon at the centre of contemporary European cinema.