Category Archives: Brideshead Revisited

Arcadia and Country Houses (More)

The BBC Radio 3 broadcast of the Words and Music episode on the subject of “Arcadia” is now available on the internet at this link. It is more music than words, and if you want to know source of either, you … Continue reading

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Telegraph Reviews Opening of Waugh Art Exhibit

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibit next week at Maggs Bros booksellers relating to Waugh’s work as a graphic artist, Michael Bird reviews his career in that field in today’s Sunday Telegraph. After describing Waugh’s movement from modernist iconoclast to opponent of … Continue reading

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Waugh and Country Houses

There have been several recent articles that mention Evelyn Waugh in connection with English country houses: Carlton Towers. As noted in a recent post, this house was the setting of Hetton Abbey in the 1980s film version of A Handful of … 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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Waugh in Mother Land

Mother Land is the latest novel of Paul Theroux whose career has many similarities to that of Evelyn Waugh. Both made their living exclusively from writing after beginning as school teachers. Theroux’s teaching career began in the Peace Corps on … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 3 Programme Will Include Waugh

BBC Radio 3 has announced a new episode in its series Words and Music that will include the reading of an excerpt from the writings of, inter alia, Evelyn Waugh. Each episode involves the reading by one or more actors … Continue reading

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Waugh and Chesterton

The Italian religious website Radio Spada has posted an essay by Luca Fumagalli entitled “Chesterton e Waugh: ridere per non dimenticare“,  roughly “Chesterton and Waugh: laughing so as not to forget.” The article notes that Waugh and Chesterton had little to connect them as … Continue reading

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American Castles and Brutalist Towers

The latest issue of the National Review has an essay by Michael Knox Beran entitled “Why We Love McMansions and Other Modern Castles.” …America, though born in the faith that all men are created equal, is infatuated with castles — … Continue reading

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Harry Potter, Brideshead Revisited and Jeremy Corbin

The London papers are full of comments this week marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter novel. In The Spectator, associate editor Toby Young looks at the political and cultural influences that contributed to J … Continue reading

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Screen Credit Blues

The Irish Times has a story by Donald Clarke about the dissatisfaction of screen writer Neil Jordan with the final versions of the TV series Riviera episodes now running on Sky TV. According to the IT story, the final versions reflect … Continue reading

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