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Charles Ryder, Julia Flyte and the Operation of Grace in Brideshead Revisited

Reworking an old post on the ending of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited for the slider, I stumbled on something pretty remarkable, the memorandum Waugh wrote to MGM in 1947 about the possible filming of the book. Needless to say, it is extremely rare that an author, especially of Waugh’s caliber, unpacks the meaning and mechanics […]

Unpleasant Associations and Chunks of Wood in Evelyn Waugh’s Helena

To the extent that one makes lists of one’s favorite authors, Evelyn Waugh has long been at the top of mine–or very close to it. Brideshead Revisited was the first novel I read after becoming seriously interested in Christianity that moved me on a sympathetic level, confirming that my cultural and religious curiosities could indeed […]

Evelyn Waugh on Resistance, Grace, and the Ending of Brideshead Revisited

A beautiful turn of phrase from the author’s letters with Lady Mary Lygon, in reference to the death of Lord Marchmain (Hubert), the Flyte family patriarch, at the end of his masterpiece Brideshead Revisited: “I believe that everyone in his (or her) life has the moment when he is open to Divine Grace. It’s there, […]