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Questions about the works of English writer Evelyn Waugh (1903 – 1966) or his life as a writer.

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Brideshead Revisited: Prince Rupert’s Horse

Hooper, in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, was no romantic. He had not as a child ridden with Rupert's horse or sat among the camp fires at Xanthus-side; at the age when my eyes were dry to all ...
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Is there a hidden meaning in the name of Captain Foulenough?

The novel Brideshead Revisited features a secondary character, a certain Captain Foulenough. In Russian translation his last name is rendered as Буремглой, obviously referring to a Pushkin's line ...
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What does "the facts about themselves" mean here?

Could you please let me know what "the facts about themselves" means in the following sentences: I was in no great pains to keep in touch with England. I followed local advice for my itinerary ...
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What does "made notes for a little thesis" mean here?

I would like to know what "made notes for a little thesis" means in the following sentences: Collins made notes for a little thesis pointing out the inferiority of the original mosaics to their ...
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Did Evelyn Waugh see himself as a conservative author, and/or did others categorize him as such?

Directly Did he openly and directly declare himself belonging to the conservative tradition? Indirectly or did he do it indirectly through his view of human nature and his choice of themes in his ...
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What happens at the end of Book 1 of Evelyn Waugh's Scoop?

I'm reading Scoop by Evelyn Waugh. I thought I was fully comprehending the story, until the return of John Boot at the end of Book 1. When they had gone, Mrs. Stitch said: "I must go too. Just tell ...
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Did Evelyn Waugh ever attempt to write a screenplay?

Waugh's early novels, especially Vile Bodies, are notable for a "cinematic" style of pacing, with relatively short segments of narrative being "cross-cut" to build tension. It's noted in his ...
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