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Two Hitchenses on Waugh

Articles on Waugh by brothers Christopher and Peter Hitchens have recently been resurrected on the internet. These are Christopher’s essay “The Permanent Adolescent” which originally appeared in The Atlantic magazine for April 2003 and was later collected in Arguably. This is now … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Article on Catholics in America Quoted

Author and critic Terry Teachout who writes for the Wall Steert Journal and Commentary has posted on his arts news weblog, without comment, a quote from Evelyn Waugh’s 1949 Life Magazine article entitled “The American Epoch in the Catholic Church”: … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Hendon Nudists

An article appears in the Londonist (an online magazine devoted to local news about London, past and present) relating to  a 1930 incident when a group of nudists chose to sunbathe unclothed at a Hendon lake called the Welsh Harp.  This was … Continue reading

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Arnold Bennett Anniversary Remembered

The South China Morning Post has marked the 150th anniversary of novelist and critic Arnold Bennett’s birth. This appears in the paper’s travel column by Adam Nebbs which seems odd until he explains that Bennett wrote two books that took place in London’s … Continue reading

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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. … 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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