Universitatea „Lucian Blaga“ din Sibiu, Facultatea de Litere şi Arte / „Lucian Blaga“ University from Sibiu, Faculty of Letters and Arts
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3 / 2010
Evelyn Waugh. The Past between Nostalgia and Lucidity
This essay analyses some aspects of Waugh’s fiction, being centered upon two of his novels: A Handful of Dust and Brideshead Revisited. Considered either one of the most significant British novelists of his time or some kind of an outsider and peripheral literary figure, Evelyn Waugh succeeds in making up powerful conflicts and convincing characters. Most important, his fiction has always one ever-present preoccupation, mainly the implications of the past, interpreted, from the point of view of the characters or of the author himself, from two perspectives: nostalgia and lucidity.
Keywords: British fiction, past, nostalgia, lucidity, Catholicism
- Evelyn Waugh, Un pumn de ţărână/A Handful of Dust . Traducere şi note de Viorica Boitor, Bucureşti, Editura Leda, 2008.
- Evelyn Waugh, Întoarcere la Brideshead/Brideshead Revisited. Traducere de Mihnea Gafiţa, Bucureşti, Editura Leda, 2009.