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Title: Brideshead Revisited (1945) by Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966): the benefit of an Arcadian experience in confronting the human tragedy
Author: Gilabert Barberà, Pau
Keywords: Tradició clàssica
Classical tradition
Arcàdia (Grècia : Nomós)
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Adolf M. Hakkert Editore
Abstract: As the frontispiece of Book One of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, the phrase ‘Et in Arcadia ego’ announces the author’s intention of making the classical Arcadian theme a key reference in a text that speaks of nostalgia for a joyful past in times marked by sadness and pain. However, an interpretation may be approached from several directions even within the classical tradition. Thus, without ignoring philological or artistic aspects of the topic, this article focuses on a close study of the author’s most original message: the notion that a youthful Arcadian experience confers on young men and women a ‘residue of happiness’ able to sustain their future development and assist them in dealing with the challenges of personal tragedy.
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It is part of: LEXIS. Poetica, retorica e communicazione nella tradizione classica, 2013, vol. 31,p. 398-418.
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ISSN: 2210-8823
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Filologia Grega, Filologia Llatina, Filologia Romànica i Filologia Semítica)

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