Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Henry Holt Company. Eade’s gripping narrative illuminates waugh’s strained relationship with his sentimental father and blatantly favoured elder brother; his love affairs with male classmates at Oxford and female bright young things thereafter; his disastrous first marriage and subsequent conversion to Roman Catholicism; his insane wartime bravery; his drug-induced madness; his singular approach to marriage and fatherhood; his complex relationship with the aristocracy; the astonishing power of his wit; and the love, fear, and loathing that he variously inspired in others.

One of eade’s aims is ‘to re-examine some of the distortions and misconceptions that have come to surround this famously complex and much mythologized character’. This might look like code for a plan to whitewash the overly blackwashed Waugh, ’ comments veteran Waugh scholar Professor Donat Gallagher; ‘but readers fixated on atrocities will not be disappointed.

Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited #ad - Named a best book of the year by the guardian, sunday times and financial timesfifty years after evelyn waugh’s death, here is a completely fresh view of one of the most gifted -- and fascinating -- writers of our time, the enigmatic author of Brideshead Revisited. Graham greene hailed waugh as ‘the greatest novelist of my generation’, and in recent years his reputation has only grown.

. I have been researching and writing about Waugh since 1963 and Eade time and again surprised and delighted me. Waugh was famously difficult and Eade brilliantly captures the myriad facets of his character even as he casts new light on the novels that have dazzled generations of readers.

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Decline and Fall

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Back Bay Books #ad - Sent down from oxford after a wild, drunken party, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly surprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at a boys' private school in Wales. As the farce unfolds in evelyn Waugh's dazzling debut as a novelist, the young run riot and no one is safe, least of all Paul.

His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, rascals and fools, including Prendy plagued by doubts and Captain Grimes, who is always in the soup or just plain drunk. Back Bay Books. Then sports day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scented breeze. Evelyn waugh's "irresistible" first novel New York Times is a brilliant and hilarious satire of English school life in the 1920s.

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Evelyn Waugh: A Biography

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Back Bay Books. Authorized by the english novelist's family, and diaries, his literary acclaim, letters, and drawing on his personal papers, this biography follows the author of Brideshead Revisited through his education at Oxford, and his conversion to Catholicism.

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A History of the Bible: The Story of the World's Most Influential Book

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Viking #ad - Barton explains how and by whom these disparate pieces were written, how they were canonized and which ones weren't, disseminated, importantly, and how they were assembled, and interpreted around the world--and, to what effect. Barton shows how the bible is indeed an important source of religious insight for Jews and Christians alike, yet argues that it must be read in its historical context--from its beginnings in myth and folklore to its many interpretations throughout the centuries.

It is a book full of narratives, proverbs, poems, laws, prophecies, and letters, each with their own character and origin stories. Ultimately, a history of the bible argues that a thorough understanding of the history and context of its writing encourages religious communities to move away from the Bible's literal wording--which is impossible to determine--and focus instead on the broader meanings of scripture.

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Back Bay Books. A literary history of our most influential book of all time, by an Oxford scholar and Anglican priestIn our culture, the Bible is monolithic: It is a collection of books that has been unchanged and unchallenged since the earliest days of the Christian church. The idea of the bible as "holy scripture, " a non-negotiable authority straight from God, has prevailed in Western society for some time.

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A Handful of Dust

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Back Bay Books #ad - A Handful of Dust #ad - In a novel that combines tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible mood of the "crazy and sterile generation" between the wars. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. Selected by modern library as one of the 100 best novels of the century, this "absolutely delightful" novel New York Times movingly and comically chronicles the breakdown of a marriage and the disintegration of English society in the years after World War I.

. Back Bay Books. After seven years of marriage, the gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last has grown bored with life at Hetton Abbey, Tony.

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Brideshead Revisited

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Back Bay Books #ad - Back Bay Books. At once romantic, and somber, comic, brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, sensuous, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity. Back Bay Books. Through the story of charles ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities.

Selected by modern library as one of the 100 best novels of the century and called "Evelyn Waugh's finest achievement" by the New York Times, duty, Brideshead Revisited is a stunning exploration of desire, and memory set in the years just before World War Two. The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece--a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire.

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Scoop

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Back Bay Books #ad - Back Bay Books. So begins scoop, waugh's exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news. Back Bay Books. Algernon stitch, lord copper feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another.

Back Bay Books. Selected by the modern library as one of the 100 best novels of the century, Scoop is a "thoroughly enjoyable, uproariously funny" satire of the journalism business New York Times. Lord copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters.

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Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilisation

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Knopf #ad - During the war he arranged for its entire collection to be hidden in slate mines in Wales and organized packed concerts of classical music at the Gallery to keep up the spirits of Londoners during the bombing. Kenneth clark's thirteen-part 1969 television series, Civilisation, established him as a globally admired figure.

Back Bay Books. Clark was prescient in making this series: the upheavals of the century, the Cold War among others, convinced him of the power of barbarism and the fragility of culture. He would burnish his image with two memoirs that artfully omitted the more complicated details of his life. Back Bay Books.

Knopf Publishing Group. Back Bay Books. Television became a means for this message when he was appointed the first chairman of the Independent Television Authority. Stourton reveals the tortuous state of his marriage during and after the war, his wife's alcoholism, and the aspects of his own nature that he worked to keep hidden.

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Brideshead Revisited

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Knopf Publishing Group. At once romantic, comic, and somber, sensuous, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity. Selected by modern library as one of the 100 best novels of the century and called "Evelyn Waugh's finest achievement" by the New York Times, Brideshead Revisited is a stunning exploration of desire, duty, and memory set in the years just before World War Two.

The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece--a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire. Back Bay Books. Back Bay Books. Through the story of charles ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities.

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Evelyn Waugh:Selected Works

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The Diary of a Country Priest: A Novel

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Da Capo Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A book of the utmost sensitiveness and compassion. It is a work of deep, subtle and singularly encompassing art. New york times Book Review front page. Da capo Press. Knopf Publishing Group. Back Bay Books. Back Bay Books. Follow a young catholic cleric as his faith is laid bare through his reflections on his parishioners in the "Best Spiritual Book of the 20th Century" USA Today.

Back Bay Books. Awarded the grand prix for literature by the Academie Francaise, The Diary of a Country Priest was adapted into an acclaimed film by Robert Bresson. In this classic catholic novel, Bernanos movingly recounts the life of a young French country priest who grows to understand his provincial parish while learning spiritual humility himself.

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