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 Blackburn examines Sword of Honour and Waugh’s Yugoslavia experiences more closely.

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One Response to Maugham, Ford, Waugh, and the experience of war

  1. Steven McGregor says:

    Glad you enjoyed the essay. Waugh’s character Apthorpe is a true type of soldier, one who I have recognised in every unit where I served. And David Blackburn’s discussion of the historical components of ‘Sword of Honour’ prove that Waugh should be remembered for even more than his prose style and humour.

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