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02:37 

"[Hugh Lygon] was suffering from what his sisters called ‘second son syndrome’."

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“[Hugh Lygon] was suffering from what his sisters called ‘second son syndrome’.”

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Mad World by Paula Byrne



“He wanted to be a priest, you know.”
“I didn’t.”
“I think he still does. He nearly became a Jesuit, straight from Stonyhurst. It was awful for Mummy. She couldn’t exactly try and stop him, but of course it was the last thing she wanted. Think what people would have said — the eldest son; it’s not as if it had been me.”





@темы: byrne, i am not i, sebastian

05:54 

Physical tricks of the family

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Physical tricks of the family




@темы: I am not I, Lord Marchmain, bridey, sebastian, unhealthy pictures

22:07 

From Paula Byrne's 'Mad World'

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Alec Waugh’s book about 1931, A Year to Remember, gives a detailed account of the scandal and its impact on his brother. He explicitly states that the events of that summer inspired Brideshead Revisited. Refusing to name the peer, even in 1975, the year of the memoir’s publication, Alec decided to call him Lord Marchmain:



In real life Lady Marchmain was the sister of a prominent Duke, and the case was being brought because of a quarrel between her husband and her brother, at her brother’s instigation. A groom for whom Marchmain had formed an attachment many years before was to be cited. The case was never brought because the King intervened. He could not allow a man who had been his own representative to be exposed to scandal. But the case was only dropped on the condition that Marchmain left the country.



Of Hugh, also not named, he writes: ‘His younger son was very good looking, very charming. He was also a very heavy drinker.’ Alec remembered that the wealthy and distinguished bisexual expatriate writer Somerset Maugham, who knew the family well, made the connection between Hugh Lygon and Sebastian Flyte in New York in 1945: ‘We all know, of course, who Sebastian was. A charming boy. He drank himself to death.’ Hugh had stayed with Maugham in the south of France.
Before recounting the story of the Beauchamp affair, Alec Waugh told of another encounter that took place in the summer of 1931. It involved W. Somerset Maugham and a young playwright called Keith Winter, who was a friend of Evelyn’s and Balfour’s. Winter was taken to the Villa Mauresque, where Maugham resided. Various other guests came and went, but Winter spent the night with Willie Maugham, teaching him a new sexual trick with his fingertips. Maugham was reminded of the boys he had enjoyed in Bangkok. Winter hoped to be taken up as Maugham’s new paramour, but Maugham dropped him unceremoniously. And the moral of the story? Winter (also unnamed in Alec’s memoir) went on to become a well-known writer, married with three children, a presenter for the BBC, a member of the Savile Club, a lecturer in American universities. Alec Waugh’s message is clear: promiscuous homosexuality is not in itself an impediment to success in life. As with Alec’s own disgrace at Sherborne, it was the discovery and not the act that did the damage. Boom’s big mistake was to get busted.




@темы: byrne, fairies, i am not i, lady marchmain, lord marchmain, sebastian, they are not they, waugh

21:49 

misterhippity: Here is what Brideshead Revisited did for the...

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misterhippity:



Here is what Brideshead Revisited did for the name “Sebastian.”


What has your favorite television show done lately?





@темы: I like getting drunk at luncheons, films, sebastian

05:55 

There are lots of us

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05:55 

Epicene beauty

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06:05 

"Whilst of the cruise [in 1928], the couple [He-Evelyn and She-Evelyn] visited Alistair Graham in..."

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“Whilst of the cruise [in 1928], the couple [He-Evelyn and She-Evelyn] visited Alistair Graham in Cyrpus. He was there with his boyfriend, Mark Ogilvie-Grant. Evelyn noted how relaxed Mark was with the relief of not having to keep up appearances, ‘as having terrific affairs in an atmosphere of garlic and Charlie Chaplin moustaches’. Abroad, as Sebastian discovered in ‘Brideshead’, is the place where you do not have to keep up the pretence of being straight.”

- Mad World by Paula Byrne


@темы: byrne, fairies, i am not i, kurt, sebastian

05:25 

"The long school holidays [1926] were spent almost entirely in Alistair [Graham]’s company...."

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“The long school holidays [1926] were spent almost entirely in Alistair [Graham]’s company. First they went to see Mrs Graham in scotland. Evelyn loved Endinburgh. As a mark of theor intimacy, Alistair took him to see his old nanny, to whom he was devoted. But the ‘Queen Mother’, as they called Alistair’s redoubtable mama, was not in the best of tempers. She resented Evelyn’s presence and accused him of being consistently rude to her.

In late August, Alistair and Evelyn want to Paris. Evelyn was delighted to hear that Elmley and High Lygon were there. They dined together in a fashionable restaurant, visited the Luna Park, and drank a great many champagne coctails. Being in the company of the Lygons was exhilarating and turned Evelyn off Alistair: ‘I did not see much of Alistair, nor did I want to. He is so ignorant about Paris and French. I think I have seen too much of Alistair lately.’”

- Mad World by Paula Byrne


@темы: i am not i, nanny hawkins, sebastian

06:06 

"From Eton he [William Lygon, later the 7the Earl Beauchamp, Hugh’s father] went on to Christ..."

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“From Eton he [William Lygon, later the 7the Earl Beauchamp, Hugh’s father] went on to Christ Church, Oxford, as was the custom for the family.”

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Mad World by Paula Byrne



She came; she admired my rooms… “My brothers Simon and Ned were here, you know. Ned had rooms on the garden front. I wanted Sebastian to come here, too, but my husband was at Christ Church and, as you know, he took charge of Sebastian’s education”.





@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain, motifs, oxford, sebastian

00:39 

"After Evelyn [Waugh]’s humiliating departure from Oxford, he returned home to Underhill. For a..."

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“After Evelyn [Waugh]’s humiliating departure from Oxford, he returned home to Underhill. For a few happy weeks, he hung out with Alistair [Graham]. They wandered around greater London like Parisian flaneurs. But then Alistair departed fopr Kenya leaving Evelyn with nothing to look forward to save ‘heart-beaking dreariness’.”

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Mad World by Payla Byrne.



“If he wants to be always tight, why doesn’t he go to Kenya or somewhere where it doesn’t matter?”
“Why does it matter less being unhappy in Kenya than anywhere else?”
“Don’t pretend to be stupid, Charles. You understand perfectly.”





@темы: byrne, i am not i, sebastian

23:44 

starrymessenger: Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England.

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starrymessenger:



Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England.





@темы: sebastian, oxford

06:15 

"[Terrence] Greenidge claims that Sebastian Flyte is “in the main Hugh Lygon”, though..."

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“[Terrence] Greenidge claims that Sebastian Flyte is “in the main Hugh Lygon”, though almost everyone else has seen the character as a version of Alastair Graham.”

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Evelyn Waugh newsletter, Vol. 28-32




@темы: i am not i, sebastian

04:42 

From Evelyn Waugh: a literary biography, Vol. 2, by John Howard Wilson

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During Easter vacation Waugh and Matthew (later Baron) Pon-sonby decided “to pub-crawl to Golders Green.” On their way back, Pon-sonby drove in the wrong direction on Oxford Street, and they were arrested. Matthew’s father was Arthur (later Baron) Ponsonby, former Sec­retary of State for Foreign Affairs. Arthur had Matthew released but re­fused to help Evelyn, who spent four hours in an “awful little cell.” Charged with being drunk and incapable, Waugh was fined fifteen shillings and sixpence (DEW 202, 205-206). Though he faced prison, Ponsonby escaped with loss of his license and a fine of


@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain, sebastian, they are not they, waugh

03:11 

"At Goodhart’s, I eventually settled down to mess with Denys Buckley and Hugh Lygon. Lygon,..."

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“At Goodhart’s, I eventually settled down to mess with Denys Buckley and Hugh Lygon. Lygon, fairhaired, nice mannered, a Giotto angel living in a narcissistic dream, was a year older than Buckley and me. He left after a couple of halves to travel abroad before Oxford; his place at tea taken (perhaps not immediately) by Hubert Duggan, also a year or more older; by then Captain of the House. That combination - Duggan, Buckley, myself - is my most remembered Eton life, out of school hours, or the Studio. Once, when the three of us were walking down town, a small boy in jackets, afterwards identified as named Lay-cock (later Major-General Sir Robert, who arranged for Evelyn Waugh to be transferred from the Royal Marines to the Royal Horse Guards), muttered ‘Goodhart’s bloody trio.’ Duggan was delighted. ‘Excellent’ he said. ‘Excellent. That’s what we are. Goodhart’s bloody trio’.

Hubert Duggan’s demeanour at school — though not in later life — contributes something to Stringham in my novel. On the other hand, Buckley bears no resemblance whatever to Templer, represented as the Narrator’s other companion at tea. Templer (if such things must be established) is - again only at school - a trifle like John Spencer, a friend at another house, one of the several temperamentally unmilitary figures known to me who died in action.”

- From To keep the ball rolling: the memoirs of Anthony Powell


@темы: i am not i, lord marchmain, sebastian

01:40 

"Evelyn’s friends - Peter Quennell, Terence Greenidge, Somerset Maugham and many more - saw..."

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“Evelyn’s friends - Peter Quennell, Terence Greenidge, Somerset Maugham and many more - saw Hugh Lygon as the model for Sebastian Flyte.”

- Mad World by Paula Byrne


@темы: i am not i, sebastian

03:56 

allaboutmorocco: In a mosque in Fes, Morocco. By ernes...

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allaboutmorocco:



In a mosque in Fes, Morocco. By ernes mlg (Flickr).





@темы: geography, morocco, sebastian

03:56 

allaboutmorocco: In a mosque in Fes, Morocco. By ernes...

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allaboutmorocco:



In a mosque in Fes, Morocco. By ernes mlg (Flickr).





@темы: geography, morocco, sebastian

03:11 

allaboutmorocco: Fes, Morocco. By Mait J

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03:11 

allaboutmorocco: Fes, Morocco. By Mait J

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02:23 

allaboutmorocco: Fes, Morocco. By ~lior-susana (deviantArt).

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allaboutmorocco:



Fes, Morocco. By ~lior-susana (deviantArt).





@темы: geography, morocco, sebastian

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