Ewa Ledóchowicz - Evelyn Waugh's Oxford
Academic and non-fiction books
Publishers’ Eastern and Central European Representative
ISBN: HB: 9781851244874 Bodleian Library Publishing March 2018 192 pp. 16.1x21 cm 65 illus.
HB: £20,00


Evelyn Waugh's Oxford

Oxford held a special place in Evelyn Waugh's imagination. So formative were his Oxford years that the city never left him, appearing again and again in his novels in various forms. This book explores in rich visual detail the abiding importance of Oxford as both location and experience in his literary and visual works. Drawing on specially commissioned illustrations and previously unpublished photographic material, it provides a critically robust assessment of Waugh's engagement with Oxford over the course of his literary career.

Following a brief overview of Waugh's life and work, subsequent chapters look at the prose and graphic art Waugh produced as an undergraduate together with Oxford's portrayal in "Brideshead Revisited" and "A Little Learning" as well as broader conceptual concerns of religion, sexuality and idealised time. A specially commissioned, hand-drawn trail around Evelyn Waugh's Oxford guides the reader around the city Waugh knew and loved through locations such as the Botanic Garden, the Oxford Union and The Chequers.

A unique literary biography, this book brings to life Waugh's Oxford, exploring the lasting impression it made on one of the most accomplished literary craftsmen of the twentieth century.

O autorze

Barbara Cooke is a Lecturer in English at Loughborough University and an editor on the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project.

Amy Dodd is an artist and illustrator and has won a BAFTA for her model-making.
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