Monthly Archives: April 2012

Winner announced of 2011 Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest

The Evelyn Waugh Society is pleased to announce the winner of the seventh (2011) annual Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest. Congratulations to Robert Sherron, whose essay “Guy’s Qualitative Journey towards True Vocation in Sword of Honour” was judged to be … Continue reading

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Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh: Oct. 28, 1903 – Apr. 10, 1966

Today is the 46th anniversary of the death of Evelyn Waugh.

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BBC television documentary on the Commandos in WWII

EWS member Jeffrey Manley brings to our attention Castle Commando, a fascinating new BBC documentary about British Commandos in World War II and their specialized training. Mr. Manley writes: [The program] features prominently both Waugh and his nemesis Lord Lovat. … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh’s review of Catch-22

In 1961, soliciting a blurb for the coming release of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, an employee of its publisher Simon & Schuster sent an advance copy to Evelyn Waugh. His reply to Miss Bourne begins: Thank you for sending me Catch … Continue reading

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