Author Archives: Jeffrey Manley

Decline and Fall in the US Papers

The TV Critic of the San Francisco Chronicle, David Weigand, has written a quite favorable review of the BBC's adaptation of Decline and Fall which will debut tomorrow in the US:Biting wit and a farcically frothy plot make “Decline and … Continue reading

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Waugh Included in Ethiopia Collection

An excerpt from Waugh's 1931 travel book Remote People has been included in a recent collection of writings about Ethiopia. The book, recently reviewed in the TLS,  is edited by Yves-Marie Stranger and is entitled Ethiopia: through writers' eyes. The … Continue reading

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Lucy, Paula, Jane and Evelyn

Columnist Jennifer Selway in her Daily Express entertainment gossip column brings Evelyn Waugh into a literary scholarship cat fight between Waugh biographer Paula Byrne, PhD (Liverpool), and BBC historical TV presenter Lucy Worsley, DPhil (Sussex), both of whom have also written … Continue reading

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More Information Available on Initial Complete Works Volumes

Oxford University Press has released additional information on the first volumes of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh to be published later this year. See previous posts. This includes more detailed descriptions of the contents as well as the cover art … Continue reading

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More Publicity for Decline and Fall US TV Debut

The New York Times TV critic Neil Genzlinger has written a short preview of the TV adaptation of Decline and Fall that will premiere via online streaming Monday on Acorn TV: Nobody does waggishness like the British, a skill on full display … Continue reading

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Article on Waugh and Refugees

The current issue of the Brno Studies in English carries an article by Prof Carlos Villar Flor   entitled "Displacement and Exile in Evelyn Waugh’s Post-War Fiction".  The article is based on a paper Prof Villar Flor presented at the 2015 … Continue reading

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Maggs Bros to Mount Waugh Artwork Exhibit

Maggs Bros Ltd, a London bookselling institution since 1853, will move into new quarters in Bloomsbury later this month. After many years in Berkeley Square, they will now be quartered at 48 Bedford Square from 25 May. According to an … Continue reading

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Joseph Epstein Reviews Waugh

Veteran US essayist, short-story writer and former editor of The American Scholar, Joseph Epstein, has written a review of Philip Eade's biography of Evelyn Waugh. This appears in the latest issue of the Claremont Review of Books and is as … Continue reading

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Happy Hunting Ground Updated

An article in a Mexican newspaper alludes to Waugh's novel The Loved One. The article is about the cloning of pets and opens with this:In The Loved One , one of his lesser-known novels - though caustic and scathing like all … Continue reading

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Acorn TV Posts Trailer for Decline and Fall

Acorn TV has posted a trailer on the internet for its streaming of the BBC's adaptation of Decline and Fall. The series is available next week starting on Monday, 15 May. The Acorn trailer differs from that used by BBC. … Continue reading

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