Posted by Kate on June 11, 1998 at 18:37:03:
In response to Hmmm. . ., written by Tay on June 11, 1998 at 17:22:30
] I checked out this one book that was sort of a commentary about "Brideshead" and it said that their relationship was not gay, because Sebastian wasn't even mature in that kind of way and that it was more centered on Charles' yearning for a 'real' family, since all he had was a doddering old man and a pompous cousin. Also, Waugh didn't mince matters about being gay when he mentioned Anthony Blanche (? I can't recall his name accurately at the moment) who was quite convincingly gay, but whom Charles did not like.
] So, what do you think??
] P.S. About Sebastian - it's Anthony Andrews who played him, and he's the whole reason I read the book ;-)
Well, I think when Sebastian goes off to north africa (is it Tangiers or Morroco??) he does live a fairly bohemian lifestyle? But it is positively years since I read it, so I'm really not qualified to comment.
Have you seen the miniseries?
BTW, Waugh wrote that wonderful poem "Stop the Clocks" which John Hannah read in Four Weddings and a Funeral, which was about the death of his own male lover.
- No, not yet . . . Tay 20:46:53 6/11/98 (2)
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