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Gay Old Times

Celebrating romantic friendship in Brideshead Revisited

The sacred and the profane.

Photo by Barrett Ward on Unsplash

Subtitled The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder, Brideshead Revisited was written in a three month period in early 1943 while Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) was on leave from the army.

On the surface, Brideshead is a simple story of friendship gone awry. Charles Ryder, while an undergraduate at Oxford…

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