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May 16, 2015 § Leave a comment

rcThe Big Sleep;
Farewell, My Lovely;
& The Long Goodbye.

Brideshead Revisited

May 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

BR3Brideshead Revisited
by Evelyn Waugh
published by Penguin Books

Waugh’s magnum opus is a rich, sensuous tale. As Waugh explains in the preface: the luscious language and voluptuous metaphors are a result of the austere times and privations experienced during the Second World War. It is this ornamental use of language that makes the novel so thoroughly compelling. Brideshead Revisited was the literary equivalent of digging into a rich chocolate cake after having subsisted on steamed vegetables for days. « Read the rest of this entry »

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