Category Archives: Evelyn Waugh Society

Downside Abbey Features in New BBC Series

BBC 4 yesterday transmitted the first in a series called Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery. The subject of this first episode was Downside Abbey: The first film is set in Downside, a spectacular neo-gothic monastery set in the beautiful valleys … Continue reading

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Paperback of Eade Biography Issued in USA

Picador USA has announced the publication of the paperback edition of Philip Eade’s biography in the USA. The book, entitled Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited, was first published in the USA last year by Henry Holt. Both publishers are subsidiaries … Continue reading

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Waugh and his Enemies: Hugh Trevor-Roper

In advance of the lecture (“Waugh’s Enemies”) scheduled for next Monday, 25 September at Hertford College, Oxford, the University of Leicester has posted a brief article about what will surely be one of the topics. This is by Milena Borden … Continue reading

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Alastair Graham, Steven Runciman and More Misfits

A blogger named John (who lives in the Southern US) posted on his weblog Notes from a Common-place Book a report of his recent trip to England. This posting is dated 4 September 2017. He sought out gravesites of writers he considered “misfits” … Continue reading

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Decline & Fall DVD to be Released in USA

Acorn TV will begin USA sales of the DVD of Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall later this month. This is the BBC’s adaptation that was broadcast in the UK earlier this year. Amazon.com has announced availability of the DVD effective 12 … Continue reading

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Half an Hour with Evelyn Waugh

One of our readers and a member of the EWS kindly submitted the report below of her recent Waugh-themed visit to Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. Half an Hour with Evelyn Waugh: ‘Brideshead Scenes Revisited’ at Castle Howard by Milena … Continue reading

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Latest Evelyn Waugh Studies Available

The latest issue of the society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies has been issued. This is No. 48.1 (Spring 2017) and is available at this link. The contents are set out below: ARTICLES Et in Chatsworth Ego? by Peter J. Comerford Guy’s … Continue reading

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Et in Arcadia Ego (More)

The Latin phrase that Waugh used for the first chapter of Brideshead Revisited (“Et in Arcadio Ego”) was mentioned in a recent post in connection with Paul Theroux’s humorous allusion to it in his recent novel Mother Land. Since that was … Continue reading

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Commonweal Marks J F Powers Centenary

The Roman Catholic literary magazine Commonweal has marked the centenary of novelist J F Powers birth with an article on Powers’ career entitled “His Bleak Materials” by biographer and critic Jeffrey Meyers. The article begins with Meyers’ memoir of a 1981 … Continue reading

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2017 John H. Wilson Jr. Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest

Essays by undergraduates on the life and work of Evelyn Waugh are solicited for the 2017 John H. Wilson Jr. Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest. The contest is sponsored by Evelyn Waugh Studies, the journal of the Evelyn Waugh Society, … Continue reading

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