The Picturesque prison : Evelyn Waugh and his writing / Jeffrey Heath [i.e. Jeffrey M. Heath]

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Categories:
Biography & Autobiography
Description:
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.
Name(s):
Heath, Jeffrey M., 1943
McGill-Queen’s University Press
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966
Registration Number:
TX0000916893
Registration Date:
4/15/1982
Imprint:
Kingston, [Que.] : McGill-Queen’s University Press, c1982.
Description:
334 p.
Copyright Claimant:
McGill-Queen’s University Press
Date of Creation:
1981
Date of Publication:
1982-03-06
ISBN:
0773503773