Children of the Sun: A Narrative of Decadence in England After 1918

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Children of the Sun is a story of brilliant and later famous young people who deliberately chose decadence as an alternative lifestyle. The setting is England between World War I and World War II. The cast of characters includes Evelyn Waugh, Randolph Churchill, W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, and Cecil Beaton among others.

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Overview

Children of the Sun is a story of brilliant and later famous young people who deliberately chose decadence as an alternative lifestyle. The setting is England between World War I and World War II. The cast of characters includes Evelyn Waugh, Randolph Churchill, W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, and Cecil Beaton among others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604190014
  • Publisher: Axios Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2008
  • Pages: 518
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Acknowledgments xi Illustrations xiii Prologue: A Visit to La Pietra 1 Chapter 1 Children of the Sun 9 Definitions and Perspectives 9 Dandyism in the 19th Century 25 The Commedia Dell'arte and the Ballet 35 Chapter 2 England in 1918 47 The Men of Action Fathers and Sons 47 Uncles for Rogues 64 The Men of Feeling The Undermining of the Fathers 70 Uncles for Dandies 79 The Defiance of the Fathers 89 Chapter 3 The New Dandies Arrive 97 Chapter 4 1918-1922: Eton 127 Brian and Harold and Their School 127 Other Etonians 141 Raising the Banner of Art 154 Chapter 5 1922-1925: Oxford 165 Brian and Harold at Oxford 165 The Larger Scene 184 New Friends 191 Other Undergraduates 206 The Dandies' Rivals and Enemies 210 Chapter 6 1925-1932: London 217 Brian and Harold in London 217 New Friends and Allies 231 Waugh and British Dandyism 240 Enemies and Rivals 258 Brian's and Harold's Careers 264 Chapter 7 1932-1939: Chinese Philosophy and German Politics 279 Brian and Harold in the '30s 279 Men of the '30s 291 Auden and Company 303 Old Friends 317 Aesthetes and Anti-Aesthetes 321 Chapter 8 1939-1945: The War 333 Harold and the Patriots 333 Brian and the Traitors 347 The Manhattan Project 355 Waugh and Old Friends 363 Orwell and Old Enemies 369 Chapter 9 1945-1951: Exile and the Decay of Hope 375 The National Trauma 375 Harold Acton and the Right 382 Brian Howard and the Left 391 Guy Burgess and Politics 395 The Manhattan Project 402 Aesthetes and Anti-Aesthetes 406 Chapter 10 1951-1957: Aging and Suicide 413 Acton and Howard and England 413 Waugh and the Others 418 New Voices 425 Trouble in Institutions 432 Aesthetes and Anti-Aesthetes 438 Chapter 11 Confessions andConclusions 441 The Critic's Conversation with Himself 441 The Second Conversation 450 The Third Conversation 456 Appendix A A Dramatis Personae 463 Appendix B Children of the Sun: A Short History of the Concept 467 Bibliography 475 Notes 477 Permissions 491 Index 493
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