Evelyn Waugh During the Pinfold Years

@article{Lynch1986EvelynWD,
  title={Evelyn Waugh During the Pinfold Years},
  author={J. Lynch},
  journal={MFS Modern Fiction Studies},
  year={1986},
  volume={32},
  pages={543 - 559}
}
  • J. Lynch
  • Published 1986
  • History
  • MFS Modern Fiction Studies
  • On a trip to Ceylon in January and February 1954, Evelyn Waugh suffered the hallucinations that form the basis of The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.1 Like the protagonist of his novel, Waugh believed he was being persecuted by a group of psychologists using some sort of electronic telepathy to listen in on his private thoughts and to tease, torment, and vilify him about his private life and his public reputation. It is clear both in the novel and in biographical accounts of the incident that Waugh… CONTINUE READING
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