Oliver & Boyd, January 1964. Soft Cover. Used - Good. Item #237131
Well worn with rubbing & discoloration to cover; mild darkening to textblock edges. Very heavily underlined red & yellow ink on five pages: 86, 87, 88, 92 & 93. Elsewise it appears without markings. and If is a shame about the distracting red marks, but it is still entirely readable, if one is not bothered by underlining. This is an excellent book about one of the very best writers of the modernist era: Evelyn Waugh (1903 - 1966). It is written by one of my favorite critics of the post-modernist era: Malcolm Bradbury (1932 - 20000. Waugh wrote perfect, clear prose well suited for his dark humorist take on modern mankind. Bradbury was 29 years younger than Waugh, and the difference of a signel 20th generation is remarkable and striking, Reading there works side by side, it is sometimes as if they were separated by a century, rather than a few years. Yet both were a part of the great sea change that was the modernist era of art and literature and philosophy. Also as much that separates these two British masters, the are tied together by what influenced both, and more obviously how much Bradbury learned from Waugh.