Daily Archives: August 6, 2013

75% done with Brideshead Revisited

Steadiness and unsteadiness.

this section begins with Sebastian a hopeless drunk living in squalor with a syphilitic German leech / criminal. Charles, however, finds himself through painting, his own hand steady as he documents the decay of the great British manors (and manners). At sea, the few still able to stand lurch and flail about in the storm, barely able to shake hands, a comic image of manners lost.