Category Archives: Scoop

Ethiopia Explicated: Waugh and Wakanda

In an article posted on the news website Taki’s Magazine, journalist and blogger Steve Sailer offers what seems a good summary history of Ethiopia. Perhaps central to his explanation of why an ancient Christian civilization and monarchy survived in the … Continue reading

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Journalism and Dystopia: Two Foreign Book Articles

Works by Evelyn Waugh feature prominently in articles on two foreign language weblogs. In Spanish, the books blog entitled “Regina ExLibris” vigorously recommends Waugh’s novel Scoop (in Spanish Noticia Bomba!): …in Noticia Bomba! Waugh distills all his wit and talent for satire … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup of Waviana

An Athens art exhibit has been titled “The Unseen Hook” (Το αόρατο αγκίστρι). The name is taken from Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited. As explained in an article on a Greek website: The “invisible hook” is what binds us to … Continue reading

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Two Hits and Two Misses

The staff at The American Conservative magazine are asked to contribute to a regular column called “TAC Bookshelf” describing and rating their current reading. Andrew J Bacevich devoted his latest contribution to Evelyn Waugh. He considered Sword of Honour a … Continue reading

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Celebrities and Waugh: Roundup

The press is replete with celebrities citing Evelyn Waugh this week. In the Daily Express, actor Freddie Fox cited Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited as one of his six favorite books: “Oxford, in those days, was still a city of aquatint” is … Continue reading

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Penguin Book Cover Exhibit Opens

An exhibit has opened at the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft devoted to a Penguin Book “modern makeover by designers from the worlds of music, fashion and street art (including Banksy).”  This began in 1998 and is explained by one … Continue reading

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New Year’s Roundup

A recent review in The Times of Tina Brown’s new book The Vanity Fair Diaries opens with this: “Where you see zippy, zesty lesbian Jewesses bubbling with new ideas, I see plodding, ill-mannered, bottomlessly earnest boobies . . . I do not … Continue reading

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Corker and Shumble ReBooted

Simon Parry writing in the South China Morning Post offers a retelling of Waugh’s parody of journalists reset in the jungles of today’s Papua New Guinea. He is hired by an unnamed London Sunday paper to cover the story of … Continue reading

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Wavian Roundup

—The Guardian reviews the new book by Nicholas Shakespeare, who wrote and directed the BBC’s 1980’s Arena TV documentary series known as The Waugh Trilogy. The book is entitled Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister and … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh: An End and a Beginning

Writing in the Weekly Standard, Elizabeth Kantor examines the fascination of viewers with the Netflix series The Crown and compares it to the earlier ITV series Downton Abbey. The  article is entitled, with not too subtle irony, “Crown of Duty.”  In the course … Continue reading

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