Category Archives: Discussions

Podcast Discusses Scoop

A podcast panel made up of three Midwestern blokes and called "InfiniteGestation" has in its latest episode (#047) discussed Evelyn Waugh's 1938 novel Scoop. This is the first book by Waugh to be taken up by their program, which seems to … Continue reading

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Vile Bodies to be Featured on BBC Radio 4

Next week's edition of A Good Read on BBC Radio 4 will host Drs Chris and Xand van Tulleken. They are identical twins and both medical doctors who have appeared in such UK TV series as Trust Me, I'm a Doctor on … Continue reading

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Waugh Panel at Cologne Literary Festival

A discussion of Evelyn Waugh is scheduled as part of the International Literary Festival "lit.Cologne". This will be convened on board the ship MS Rhein Energie at Frankenwerft, KD Anleger, 50667 Cologne on Saturday, 18 March 2017, at 21:00pm. Here's an abbreviated … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Public Domain

The Public Domain Review (a website devoted to the promotion of the free expression of ideas) has published a list of artists whose works will enter the public domain in some jurisdictions next year. In some countries this happens 50 years after … Continue reading

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BBC Radio to Air Discussion of Scoop

The next installment of  BBC's A Good Read on Monday 21 November will include a discussion of Waugh's novel Scoop. Here's the description from the BBC Radio 4 Extra schedule:Rosie Boycott and her guests - novelist William Boyd and journalist Paul Foot - discuss … Continue reading

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Philip Eade to Appear at Oldie Lunch and Bridport Festival

Oldie magazine has announced the appearance of Waugh's biographer Philip Eade as one of three authors at its 11th October literary lunch:This new study reveals that from his strained relationships with family and lovers to his religious and drug-induced awakenings, … Continue reading

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Waugh Biographer to Appear at Oxford

As part of Oxford Alumni Weekend (16-18 September), Waugh biographer Paula Byrne will appear with her husband Jonathan Bate in a program entitled "The Life of the Biographer."  The discussion at Worcester College is described in the program:The art and … Continue reading

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Negative Blog Post Prompts Internet Debate

Earlier this week Prof Alan Jacobs of Baylor University in Waco, TX posted a brief article on his weblog in which he distilled most of the negative views of Evelyn Waugh into a few paragraphs. These include Waugh's allegedly callous attitude … Continue reading

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Literary Family Rivalries

Booksellers Barnes & Noble have posted a list of rivalries within literary families. The Waugh family makes the list:Evelyn, Auberon, and Alec WaughEvelyn Waugh is one of the most celebrated writers of all time, with books like Brideshead Revisited lodged firmly … Continue reading

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Waugh Event in Cincinnati

The Mercantile Library in Cincinnati is sponsoring a series of lectures and discussions moderated by independent writer and researcher Richard Lauf on the subject of Making Us Laugh: Four Comedic Literary Novels. The series will begin on Tuesday, 30 August at … Continue reading

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