The Vocation of Evelyn Waugh: Faith and Art in the Post-War Fiction

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Arguing against the critical commonplace that Evelyn Waugh's post-war fiction represents a decline in his powers as a writer, D. Marcel DeCoste offers detailed analyses of Waugh's major works from Brideshead Revisited to Unconditional Surrender. Rather than representing an ill-advised departure from his true calling as an iconoclastic satirist, DeCoste suggests, these novels form a cohesive, artful whole precisely as they explore the extent to which the writer's and the Catholic's vocations can coincide. For all their generic and stylistic diversity, these novels pursue a new, sustained exploration of Waugh's art and faith both. As DeCoste shows, Waugh offers in his later works an under-remarked meditation on the dangers of a too-avid devotion to art in the context of modern secularism, forging in the second half of his career a literary achievement that both narrates and enacts a contrary, and Catholic, literary vocation.

Product Details

Price
$150.00
Publisher
Routledge
Publish Date
May 29, 2015
Pages
196
Dimensions
6.25 X 0.71 X 9.25 inches | 1.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781409470847

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About the Author

D. Marcel DeCoste is Associate Professor of English at the University of Regina, Canada, where he teaches twentieth-century British and American literature. He has published and presented widely on Waugh's work.