The politically conservative journal Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture has posted a 2015 article by Roman Catholic journalist Joseph Pearce. The article, entitled “Revisiting Brideshead“, provides a concise and coherent restatement of the religious underpinnings of Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited. Particularly good, in your correspondent’s opinion, is Pearce’s exposition of the “avalanche metaphor”, from the closing pages of the novel, which is little noticed by other commentators who tend to seize upon the “twitch upon the thread metaphor.” The article was also reprinted in a 2016 special Waugh edition of the Saint Austin Review of which Pearce is co-editor. See previous post. There is an opportunity for comment on the article on the Chronicle’s Facebook page.
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