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Waugh without End

New Trends in Evelyn Waugh Studies

by Carlos Villar Flor (Volume editor) Robert Murray Davis (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 292 Pages

Summary

Compiled on the occasion of Evelyn Waugh’s centenary in 2003, this collection of essays shows a renewed critical interest in the author extended by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. The contributions go back to an international symposium held at La Rioja University, 15-17 May 2003. Apart from traditional debate over questions of fact and interpretation, the book contains innovative approaches to Waugh’s œuvre, some of which make use of theories of discourse and media studies and denote an increasingly sophisticated awareness of his religious, political, and social contexts.
Beginning with those essays presenting overviews of Waugh’s life and work, and continuing with discussions of particular books in chronological order, this volume deals with a wide variety of aspects that confirm Waugh’s rising status as a major twentieth-century classic.

Details

Pages
292
ISBN (Softcover)
9783039104963
Language
English
Tags
Waugh, Evelyn Kongress 2003 English Literature Criticism Theory of discourse Media study Interpretation Literary Theory
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 292 pp., 17 fig.

Biographical notes

Carlos Villar Flor (Volume editor) Robert Murray Davis (Volume editor)

The Editors: Carlos Villar Flor is a tenured lecturer at the Universidad de La Rioja. He has published academic articles on Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, Flann O’Brien or Kazuo Ishiguro and the monograph Personaje y caracterización en las novelas de Evelyn Waugh (Logroño, 1997). Robert Murray Davis has written and edited ten books about Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited: The Past Redeemed, Evelyn Waugh and the Forms of His Time, among others). In recent years he has turned to the writing of memoirs (Mid-Lands: A Family Album; A Lower-Middle-Class Education) and of books and essays about the American West and about Central Europe.

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