Category Archives: Love Among The Ruins

Alec Waugh Remembered

The current issue of The Oldie has a memoir by Alexander Waugh of his Uncle Alec. He was known in the family as “Uncle Sex” and the memoir is written on the 100th anniversary of the publication of his novel … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Dystopia

In the recent wave of interest in dystopian novels following the USA’s change of government, most attention has been focused on 1984, The Handmaid’s Tale (which has been made into a successful TV serial) and Brave New World. Evelyn Waugh’s … Continue reading

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Arthur Waugh and Prufrock and More

The Weekly Standard’s current issue has an article by American literary scholar William Pritchard marking the centenary of T S Eliot’s first collection of poems–Prufrock and Other Observations. The lead poem in the slim volume of twelve was “The Love Song … Continue reading

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Commonweal Republishes Waugh Story

On the occasion of Evelyn Waugh’s birthday last week, the independent US Roman Catholic magazine Commonweal has republished his 1953 story of the dystopian future, Love Among the Ruins. The story made its first US appearance in Commoneweal’s issue dated 31 July 1953, … Continue reading

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Doctoral Dissertation re Intertextuality in Waugh Posted on Internet

A Ph.D. dissertation by Janelle Lynn Ortega entitled “‘I Heard the Same Thing Once Before’: Intertextuality in Selected Works of Evelyn Waugh” has been posted on the internet by the University of New Mexico. According to the abstract: …This dissertation … Continue reading

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Laycock Presentation Copies For Sale

Rare book seller Peter Harrington lists as new arrivals several presentation copies of books given to Robert and Angela Laycock. Robert was one of Waugh’s commanding officers in WWII. The first is a series of four copies of books sent to Angela … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Day

The columnist for the TLS, who writes their “NB” page and goes by the initials J.C. (said to be the abbreviation of critic James Campbell), had a Waugh encounter described in the latest issue. On a day trip to Lewes, … Continue reading

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Waugh Novella Identified as “Conservative Page-Turner”

A conservative weblog called The Stream has published an article identifying what it considers “Five Page-Turner Conservative Novels That Predicted the Mess We’re In.” The article is written by journalist John Zmirak, a contributing editor to the weblog. Among the books listed is … Continue reading

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New Waugh Sources Posted on Roman Catholic Blog

Writer and economist Michael Greaney has posted an essay on Catholic365, a website for articles of interest to Roman Catholic readers, that claims a new source for some of Evelyn Waugh’s works. This source is said to be in  the writings of Robert … Continue reading

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Major Study of Waugh’s Post War Works to be Released This Week

Ashgate Publishing has announced the release later this week of a major study of Waugh’s later fiction. This is The Vocation of Evelyn Waugh: Faith and Art in the Post War Fiction. The book is by Marcel DeCoste, Associate Professor of English … Continue reading

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