Category Archives: Catholicism

Another Norwegian Article on Brideshead

The recent new translation of Brideshead Revisited into Norwegian has engendered another article. See earlier posts. This appears in a Norwegian-language Roman Catholic  weblog and is written by Fr Oddvar Moi. The article contains a brief description of Waugh's early life … Continue reading

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The Caramanserai and Objets D'Arcy

The current issue of The Tablet has a feature length article about Frederick Copleston, SJ entitled "The Cleverest Jesuit". This is by John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University and University of St Andrews. He begins by describing the context … Continue reading

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Waugh, Helena and the Gnostics

George Weigel, author and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, has a written an essay aimed at generating interest in Waugh's late novel Helena. Writing in the Catholic World Report, Weigel describes the novel … Continue reading

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Waugh in Reviews

The Prufrock column in this week's Weekly Standard magazine contains this reference to the new book Ronald Knox: A Man for All Seasons, with a link to a review of the book:The Catholic priest Ronald Knox made a deep impression … Continue reading

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Brideshead Lecture Online

Fr Robert Lauder, priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn who teaches literature at St John's University, has given a lecture on Brideshead Revisited that is now available online. Click here. The lecture is part of a series on the Catholic Novel … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Papers

There are references to Waugh and his works in several major newspapers. In The Weekend Australian, an article in their opinion section urged Brits, Yanks and Aussies to stop blaming voters they view as irredeemably dim for results such as Brexit, Trump and, in … Continue reading

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HHA Literary Trail (more)

Another local paper (The Gazette) has published a story about Evelyn Waugh's association with a country house on the Historic House Association's new literary trail. This is Woodchester Mansion located between Dursley (where the Waughs lived from 1937-1955) and Stroud. Here's … 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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Anniversary on Horizon

A passage from Waugh's 1935 biography of Edmund Campion has been quoted on a religious website by Fr John Hunwicke (formerly a teacher and chaplain at Lancing College). This is intended to provide a context for the observance next year of the … Continue reading

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Paula Byrne to Appear at Highclere and Other Waugh News

Biographer Paula Byrne (author of Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead (2009)) will appear in a program entitled "Literature and Landscapes" to be held at Highclere Castle near Newbury, Berkshire, in May. The venue is better known as the … Continue reading

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