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00:21 

thebrightyoungpeople: Siegfried Sassoon and Stephen Tennant.

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thebrightyoungpeople:



Siegfried Sassoon and Stephen Tennant.





@темы: epicene beauty

02:21 

"The notion of homosexuality as being accepted is really key to that period, in a way. It’s what..."

Brideshead
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“The notion of homosexuality as being accepted is really key to that period, in a way. It’s what binds a lot of these people together. There’s a lot of lesbianism as well, because the first lesbian book, The Well of Loneliness, by Radclyffe Hall is published around this time. This is the first time these ‘conditions’, as people would regard them, had been given names. No longer are their sexualities, or their otherness, a means of weakness or of attack, they’re means of strength. The gay characters in Brideshead Revisted, people like Anthony Blanche, who’s based on Brian Howard; these are people who are not effete, but were kind of ‘out’ about it, and very pugnacious about it. They were modern figures, and this is the way they saw the world going.”

- Philip Hoare, author of Serious Pleasures: The Life of Stephen Tennant. (via thebrightyoungpeople)


@темы: epicene beauty

03:41 

thebrightyoungpeople: Beautiful and Damned, Part 1. The...

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thebrightyoungpeople:




Beautiful and Damned, Part 1.

The story of 1920s London’s Bright Young People is a tale of sex, drink, drugs and a gossip-hungry press. Beautiful and Damned traces the growth of 1920s London’s bright young party set whose antics were enjoyed and scorned in equal measures by a watching nation. And the more artistic of the merry band - Cecil Beaton, Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford among them - saw their work make the characters and attitudes of the era both legend and fable.



[Part 2, 3, 4.]





@темы: waugh

05:11 

diegoherran: Oxford Brook

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@темы: oxford

07:01 

weirdmindwanders: ~The Quad at Sunset~

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@темы: oxford

05:55 

"Sebastian Flyte describes his family as ‘social lepers’."

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“Sebastian Flyte describes his family as ‘social lepers’.”

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Mad World by Paula Byrne


Byrne is sometimes so annoyingly inaccurate when it comes to quoteng and interpreting Brideshead one could thing she really doesn’t know what she is investigating. This one quote is probably one of the best-known Brideshead quotes ever – the last part of it at least. How could one possibly get it wrong?



“He says he knows my father, which is impossible.”
“Why?”
“No one knows Papa. He’s a social leper. Hadn’t you heard?”
“It’s a pity neither of us can sing,” I said.





@темы: byrne, i spit on you

04:47 

"Evelyn [Waugh]’s favourite [of the Lygon sisters] was blonde Maimie. […] Photographs..."

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“Evelyn [Waugh]’s favourite [of the Lygon sisters] was blonde Maimie. […] Photographs show her dressed in furs and cloche hat, carrying her ferocious one-eyed Pekingese, Grainger.*”

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Mad World by Paula Byrne



“Ah, Lady Julia, good morning to you, good morning. And how is the Peke this hunting morning?”





@темы: byrne, i am not i, julia

03:42 

-coralrigby: I took this photograph when I went to see Oxford...

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-coralrigby:



I took this photograph when I went to see Oxford University last week, and Oxford Brookes University. The city is absolutely stunning and is thriving with classic coffee shops, expensive brands and Oxford students. I would love to study English Literature there.





@темы: oxford

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

01:27 

oxforddreams: Worcester College, Oxford

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oxforddreams:



Worcester College, Oxford





@темы: oxford

00:20 

"I though the Boom chapel at Madresfield the saddest thing I ever saw."

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“I though the Boom chapel at Madresfield the saddest thing I ever saw.”

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Evelyn Waugh


[via Mad World by Paula Byrne]




@темы: i am not i, brideshead, religion, waugh

23:14 

iamkcee: Oxford University. <3

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iamkcee:



Oxford University. <3





@темы: oxford

22:08 

"The whole interior had been gutted, elaborately refurnished and redecorated in the ..."

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“The whole interior had been gutted, elaborately refurnished and redecorated in the arts-and-crafts style of the last decade of the nineteenth century. Angels in printed cotton smocks, rambler-roses, flower-spangled meadows, frisking lambs, texts in Celtic sсript, saints in armour, covered the walls in an intricate pattern of clear, bright colours. There was a triptych of pale oak, carved so as to give it the peculiar property of seeming to have been moulded in plasticine. The sanctuary lamp and all the metal furniture were of bronze, and-beaten to the patina of a pockmarked skin; the altar steps had a carpet of grass-green, strewn with white and gold daisies.

“Golly,” I said.

“It was Papa’s wedding present to Mamma. Now, if you’ve seen enough, we’ll go.””

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Evelyn [Waugh] changes the gold triptych to pale oak and the sanctuary lamp and metal furniture to bronze, but otherwise there is no mistaking the Madresfield chapel.



Mad World by Paula Byrne





@темы: brideshead, byrne, i am not i, religion

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

04:49 

"Madresfield was a red-brick, moated manor house with yellow stone facings around the doors and..."

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“Madresfield was a red-brick, moated manor house with yellow stone facings around the doors and windows. On sunny days one could see the golden carp and the blue flash or a kingfisher in the moat, which is twenty feet wide. (Charles compares Julia Flyte to a kingfisher.)”

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Mad World by Paula Byrne



That night and the night after and the night after, wherever she went, always in her own little circle of intimates, she brought to all whose eyes were open to it a moment of joy, such as strikes deep to the heart on the river’s bank when the kingfisher suddenly flames across dappled water.





@темы: byrne, charles, julia

03:41 

einbear: i want a cottage on logic lane

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einbear:



i want a cottage on logic lane





@темы: oxford

02:34 

"Madresfield was special because it had been home to the same family for eight centuries. Like the..."

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“Madresfield was special because it had been home to the same family for eight centuries. Like the mythical Brideshead, the real Madresfield had been remodeled several times. Parts were Jacobean, but there had been a major renovation in the style of Victorian Gothic.”

- Mad World by Paula Byrne


@темы: brideshead, byrne, i am not i

01:31 

oxforddreams: Wadham College, Oxford

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oxforddreams:



Wadham College, Oxford





@темы: oxford

00:20 

"[When in 1931 Evelyn Waugh visited Madresfield for the first time, he] took the Great Western..."

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“[When in 1931 Evelyn Waugh visited Madresfield for the first time, he] took the Great Western Railway to Malvern Link. In future years he would travel to Worcester on a quicker train, where Maimie would pick him up in the car and drive him back to Madresfield: the experience of being a passenger driven up to a stately home by a beautiful flapper girl would be recreated in ‘Brideshead’.”

- Mad World by Paula Byrne


@темы: byrne, i am not i, julia, motifs, waugh

23:16 

warempage: View on Fez #3 on Flickr.

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Brideashead revisited

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