Brideshead Revisited is maddeningly slow – just like real life

Audrey has written a review for Brideshead Revisited for the New Statesman. This article first appeared in the 15 December 2016 issue of the New Statesman, Christmas and New Year special 2016

Brideshead Revisited first aired in America in the winter of 1982. I was in art school then, and living with my parents because we couldn’t afford the extra expense of me living on my own. I had never travelled outside my country; I grew up in Chicago and all my ideas about the rest of the world came from reading books. The only thing I had read by Evelyn Waugh was a short story, “The Man Who Liked Dickens”.

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