Category Archives: Brideshead Revisited

Cousin Jasper's Advice

Rosamund Urwin in the Evening Standard has written an article about degree results. She opens with this:In Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited, the protagonist Charles Ryder receives advice from his cousin Jasper before starting his Oxford degree. “You want a first … Continue reading

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Leicester City, The Novel and Evelyn Waugh

BBC Radio 4 is repeating a December series by Simon Barnes entitled Everything You Think About Sport is Wrong. Episode 4 is called "The Novel" and explains how sport is like this literary form. Both tell a story and can spread … Continue reading

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Philip Sassoon, The Duke of Kent and the Sitwells

Waugh crops up in a number of articles about the upper class in the interwar period. In  Spear's magazine, editor William Cash reviews a book by Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe. This is a biography of Philip Sassoon entitled … Continue reading

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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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Waugh on Desert Island Discs

Reader David Lull has provided the results of a search for Evelyn Waugh on the BBC database for the entire run of its Desert Island Discs program. Waugh was never a castaway and, if ever asked, he would have surely declined. … Continue reading

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Times Previews Episode 3 of Decline and Fall

The Times has provided a detailed preview of tonight's final episode of the BBC's adaptation of Waugh's novel Decline and Fall. Not surprisingly, given the darker contents of the latter part of the novel, the preview by James Jackson finds … Continue reading

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Media Buildup Begins for Decline and Fall Episode 2

Anticipating the broadcast of the second episode of the BBC's adaptation of Waugh's novel Decline and Fall, media publicity has begun to build up. The Daily Telegraph has provided a preview of that episode in its TV choice column:The best … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh as a Tourist Destination

Evelyn Waugh is mentioned in two recent articles in connection with places tourists might be likely to visit. The first is in an article in the Daily Telegraph's travel column by Harry Mount. This relates to the centenary celebration of … Continue reading

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Papers Praise BBC's Decline and Fall

The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian all make tonight's first episode of the BBC's adaptation of Decline and Fall recommended viewing. The notice in the Times's "Viewing Guide" by James Jackson is the most detailed:Alongside that other academia satire, Lucky … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Media

A discussion of Waugh's novel Scoop takes place in a recent episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. This involves an interview of Christopher Scalia by presenter Ben Domenech. Scalia begins by explaining, inter alia,  his background as an academic and nearly 8 years … Continue reading

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