when you like & where you like: Brideshead... →
rowlf: I know of these romantic friendships of the English and the Germans. They are not Latin. I think they are very good if they do not go on too long…It is a kind of love that comes to children before they know its meaning. In England it comes when you are almost men; I think I like that. It is better to have that kind of love for another boy than for a girl.’ (Brideshead Revisited,...
Hello: I am really enjoying your blog! I recently finished BR for the first time and just love all of the source material that you have posted here. Such a nice collection. May I ask, are you studying EW in an academic setting or is this a labor of love? I am also intrigued by the connection to St. Sebastian that you have elucidated here. Is that a common interpretation of his character or are...
And All that jazz: How to Woe a Lady: →
ladyoftheskulls: In 1936, after his first wife had left him, Evelyn Waugh sent a letter to her cousin Laura Herbert, asking whether “you could bear the idea of marrying me.” “I can’t advise you in my favour because I think it would be beastly for you,” he wrote, “but think how nice it would be for me. I am… One of my favourite EW’s letters, well worth repeating.
"Waugh's 'A Handful of Dust': Right Things in... →
Brideshead Revisited 30 Day Challenge
penrose-stairs: I’ve reread Brideshead Revisited every spring and summer for a few years now and this year, I’ve decided to create a 30 day challenge for myself starting June 1st. You are welcome to do this as well. (You can tell I’m from UChicago by how some of these are so obviously Scav Hunt-inspired. I am now tempted to create a Brideshead Revisited scavenger hunt list.) Note: This is mostly...
For Mr. Wodehouse there has been no fall of Man; no ‘aboriginal calamity’. His...– Evelyn Waugh, ‘An Act of Homage and Reparation’ (1961)
If I could take any room in literature and install it in my house, it would be...– Lev Grossman (via amyofdoom)
Evelyn Waugh in Paris Review
Interviewer: Have you found any professional criticism of your work illuminating or helpful? Edmund Wilson, for example?
Evelyn Waugh: Is he an American?
Evelyn Waugh: I don't think what they have to say is of much interest, do you?