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Tory Historian on Evelyn Waugh

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My friend Tory Historian has a great post about Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. A very nice discussion of one of my favorite books. She focuses on the character of Anthony Blanche, and his warning to the protagonist, Charles Ryder, about the corrupting power of English charm, especially as it is embodied in the Flyte family. She takes these thread from the novel, and weaves a discussion of the television program made from the book. I have actually never seen the TV show, which various of my friends have liked.

(I previously had this (about Waugh’s definition of conservatism) and this (about somebody misreading and misunderstanding Waugh) on ChicagoBoyz.)

Are there any other Waugh devotees around here?

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Written by lexingtongreen

October 28, 2008 at 4:28 am

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