Category Archives: Brideshead Revisited

Waugh and the Country House (more)

Evelyn Waugh’s biographer Paula Byrne has reviewed the book House of Fiction by Phyllis Richardson in the current TLS. This book has been mentioned in several recent posts but Byrne focuses more closely on Richardson’s descriptions of Evelyn Waugh’s relations … Continue reading

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Rex Mottram Redux

In his American Conservative magazine weblog, Senior Editor Rod Dreher has cited Waugh’s character Rex Mottram from Brideshead Revisited in connection with recent actions of President Trump. Dreher had previously adopted the term “Mottramism,” originally coined by Canadian Blogger, Mark Cameron, who … Continue reading

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Danish Journal Publishes Waugh Article

The Danish cultural journal Critique has published for the first time the full version of an essay on Waugh’s life and work written in 2009. This is entitled “Evelyn Waughs korstog mod moderniteten” (“Evelyn Waugh’s Crusade Against Modernity”) and is summarized … 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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Evelyn Waugh at the National Trust, Edinburgh Festival and Houston,TX

Evelyn Waugh is appearing all over the place in today’s media reports: In the internet newspaper iNews, there is a story about problems being rained upon the National Trust, one of Britain’s once most beloved institutions. The Trust are the stewards of … Continue reading

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Rock Band Named “Flyte” to Issue First Album

A London-based rock band calling itself “Flyte” is about to issue its first album called “The Loved Ones.” Their guitarist Will Taylor has explained the band’s literary associations in an interview by Robin Murray on the website of Clash magazine: Q: … Continue reading

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Waugh Events Announced

There will be a panel on Evelyn Waugh at the Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film & Music in October. This will consist of Paula Byrne, Alex Preston and Justine Picardie who will discuss the life and loves of Evelyn Waugh … Continue reading

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Brideshead Catholics and the Last Altar Boy

In the Roman Catholic news website there is an article by Fr Dwight Longenecker about various nostalgic tendencies within the church: … conservative Catholics long for a pre-Conciliar Church of the Latin Mass and old devotions. Liberals often dream of a return … 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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Penguin Classic Brideshead Gets New Cover

Penguin UK has reissued the Penguin Modern Classics paperback edition of Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited with a new cover. This is part of a redesign of this line of books adopted earlier this year: In 2017, the [Penguin Modern Classics] series … Continue reading

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