Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Royal College of Psychiatrists and Waugh/Pinfold

On the website of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, in a section devoted to books that have a mental health theme, Dr. Alexandra Pitman reviews The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold: Both author and protagonist describe alcoholic hallucinosis – a relatively rare complication … Continue reading

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Maugham, Ford, Waugh, and the experience of war

In The Spectator‘s Book Blog, Steven McGregor discusses Somerset Maugham’s The Hero, Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End, and Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour Trilogy in the light of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a follow-up post, David … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh’s personal guidelines for dealing with fan mail

As above, from Flavorwire.

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Film adaptation of Bella Fleace Gave a Party

The Evening Standard (London) reports that a film has been made of Evelyn Waugh’s short story Bella Fleace Gave a Party, first published in Harper’s Bazaar in 1932. The film stars Johnny Standing and Siân Phillips and will premiere at the … Continue reading

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