The Picturesque Prison

The Picturesque Prison

Evelyn Waugh and His Writing

eBook - 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 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.
Publisher: Kingston, Ont. : McGill-Queen's University Press, Ă1982
ISBN: 9781282850644
1282850644
9780773560888
0773560882
9780773503779
0773503773
9780773504073
0773504079
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xviii, 334 pages) : portrait

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