Telling it like it wasn't

Gallagher, Donat (2008) Telling it like it wasn't. Quadrant, 52 (12). pp. 101-105.

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Abstract

[Extract] In 1963 A KINDLY professor of English ignored prevailing opinion that Waugh was "too lightweight for serious study", listened to my contention that Waugh's lightness plumbed interesting depths and approved my proposal to write a dissertation on Brideshead Revisited. Some days later a norma:Jly businesslike acquaintance asked about my topic; in return I asked whether she had read the novel. Uneasy silence followed. Then, with unbusinesslike shyness she replied: "Thirty-seven times. I was an alcoholic, and I feel so close to Sebastian that I can 't stop reading the book."

Item ID: 11918
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Brideshead, film, imposition, religion, class, ideology
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A version of this publication also appeared in Everlyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies, vol. 40, issue 1, spring 2010

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ISSN: 0033-5002
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2010 03:56
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature @ 50%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190101 Art Criticism @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance) @ 50%
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