A Handful of Mischief: New Essays on Evelyn Waugh

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Fairleigh Dickinson, Apr 18, 2011 - Literary Collections - 256 pages
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A Handful of Mischief: New Essays on Evelyn Waugh is a collection of essays based on presentations at the Evelyn Waugh Centenary Conference at Hertford College, Oxford, in 2003. There are twelve different essays by authors from various countries, including Australia, Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The essays cover a wide range of material, from Waugh's early novel Black Mischief (1932) to his last travel book, A Tourist in Africa (1960). In addition to essays on well-known novels such as Scoop (1938), Brideshead Revisited (1945), and Helena (1950), the collection includes papers on Waugh's library, his changing conception of Oxford, his writing about religious conversion, and his role in the British evacuation of Crete in 1941. The authors approach Waugh and his work in various ways, and innovative essays explore sovereignty, post-colonialism, and adaptation for radio. Contributors: Baron Alder, Peter G. Christensen, Robert Murray Davis, Marcel DeCoste, Patrick Denman Flanery, Donat Gallagher, Irina Kabanova, Dan S. Kostopulos, Lewis MacLeod, John W. Mahon, Richard W. Oram, Ann Pasternak Slater, John Howard Wilson.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Abbreviations
11
Introduction
13
Evelyn Waugh Bookman
21
A Walking Tour of Evelyn Waughs Oxford
34
A Later Development Evelyn Waugh and Conversion
62
That Glittering Intangible Western Culture Civilizing Missions and the Crisis of Tradition in Evelyn Waughs Black Mischief
77
Sovereign Power in Evelyn Waughs Edmund Campion and Helena
87
Violence Duplicity and Frequent Malversation Robbery under Law and Evelyn Waughs Political Critique
128
Homosexuality in Brideshead Revisited Something quite remote from anything the builder intended
137
The Worlds Anachronism The Timelessness of the Secular in Evelyn Waughs Helena
160
Guy Crouchbacks Disillusion Crete Beevor and the Soviet Alliance in Sword of Honour
172
The BBC Brideshead 1956 or Whatever Happened to Celia Sex and Syphilis?
220
Eyes Reopened A Tourist in Africa
232
Notes on Contributors
243
Index
247

Waffle Scramble Waughs Art in Scoop
96

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Donat Gallagher teaches in the English Department of James Cook University in North Queensland. He has edited The Essays, Articles and Reviews of Evelyn Waughand has published widely in areas where Waugh became involved in public controversy. Ann Pasternak Slater is the Eardley-Wilmot Fellow in English at St Anne's College, Oxford. She is the editor of Evelyn Waugh's Complete Short Stories (Everyman's Library, 1998) and Black Mischief, Scoop, The Loved One and The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (Everyman's Library, 2003). John Howard Wilson is associate professor of English at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. He has published two volumes of a literary biography of Evelyn Waugh, and he edits Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies.

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