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WWII Yugoslavia Revisited

A new collection of articles about the Balkans by Irish writer Hubert Butler has been published in Ireland. This is entitled Balkan Essays, and at its center is a group of essays collected as the “Yugoslavia Suite”. The book is … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh and the “Catholic Novel”

A blogger writing as Tychy has posted an article billed as a review of Graham Greene’s 1938 novel Brighton Rock but is really an essay on Greene’s writing as a Roman Catholic novelist. The blogger (a non-catholic) begins by comparing Greene’s … Continue reading

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Dudley Carew (More)

The current issue of The Cricket Monthly includes a major article about Waugh’s school friend Dudley Carew. See earlier post. This article, by Gideon Haigh, has particular reference to Carew’s career as a reporter on cricket for The Times and his 1936 cricket-themed … Continue reading

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Country Life Revisits “U and Non-U” Controversy

Country Life magazine has published an article reviewing the “U and Non-U” speech controversy 60 years since it raged in the 1950s after it was publicized by Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh, inter alia,  in the collection of essays published … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh and Tolerance

In an article in the Mexican newspaper El Informador, printed in Guadalajara, Waugh is quoted as the voice of warning against indiscriminate tolerance. The article is by Maria Palomar who complains about the current reign of political correctness:To tolerate is good. But … Continue reading

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El Mundo Writes of Sybille Bedford’s Debt to Waugh

A Spanish-language article in the daily newspaper El Mundo published in Madrid relates the story of author Sybille Bedford’s struggle to start her writing career.  This did not begin until she was in her 40s. She was born in Germany into a half Jewish … Continue reading

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Letter to Times Cites Waugh Defense of Wodehouse

In a letter to The Times (headed “Wodehouse’s World”) arising from reports of the archiving of the papers of P G Wodehouse at the British Library (see earlier post), a reader has added Evelyn Waugh to the list of those who … Continue reading

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New Year Greetings via Evelyn Waugh in GQ

GQ magazine includes a quote from Evelyn Waugh in its New Year’s greeting article by Scott Meslow (“Champagne is an Anytime Drink”):Here is the best time to drink Champagne: whenever. Throwing a dinner party? Keep a nice bottle of Champagne … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh: Equal Opportunity Racist

The conservative website Heat Street has published an article by UK journalist Constance Watson defending Waugh’s 1932 novel Black Mischief against charges frequently leveled at it for its racist remarks, citing several from Twitter as examples. As she points out, the book … Continue reading

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Feast Day of Edmund Campion Marked

Yesterday was the feast day in the Roman Catholic Church for St Edmund Campion. It was marked on two Roman Catholic websites with quotations from Waugh’s biography of Campion first published in 1935. On the website of the Association of Catholic Women … Continue reading

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