The Sense of a Beginning

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Abstract

This final chapter examines how the impacts of the Fisher King mythography had persisted into the final year of the Second World War through a consideration of three works published in 1945: Christopher Isherwood’s The Berlin Stories, Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love, and Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. If British literary modernism is customarily seen as a movement concerned with the fragmentation of identity, of the splintering of selves into a proverbial cubist image, by the 1940s these fragmentations where being gathered together, swept into great dustbins and a sense of order was cautiously erected.

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  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordUK

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