Category Archives: Scoop

Maggs Bros Exhibit Opens Today

There are additional notices regarding the Maggs Bros. booksellers exhibit of Waugh’s graphic artwork. See previous posts. These appear on the Spectator Life and artdaily.org websites. The Spectator Life article also has several reproductions. The exhibit opens today, 18 July and runs through Friday, … Continue reading

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“Scoop-like” Novel Boosted

In Peter Wilby’s New Stateman column, the new novel Splash! by Stephen Glover often likened to Waugh’s Scoop has been given another boost. As explained by Wilby, Scoop: … drew on Waugh’s experience of covering Mussolini’s invasion of Abyssinia (as it … Continue reading

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Retour à l’europe moderne

Waugh’s French publisher Robert Laffont has issued a new printing of the French translation of Brideshead Revisited (Retour à Brideshead). This is a paperback as was the previous version but has a new cover with new dimensions and pagination in … Continue reading

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Waugh and Brit Grift

The online newspaper The Daily Beast (which owes its name to a fictional newspaper in Scoop) recently ran a story by James Kirchick entitled “The Brit Grifters and the Designated American Suckers.” This suggests a history of British residents whose careers have hit a wall in their … Continue reading

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Waugh in Albania

Literary journalist and author David Pryce-Jones has written a “Letter from Albania: The Twilight of Zog” that appears in the current issue of The New Criterion. He reports on his attendance at a conference about the legacy of Communism in Albania … Continue reading

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Trump, Harry Potter, and Waugh

Sonny Bunch writing in the Washington Post has noticed that opponents of Donald Trump seem to have become fixated on the literary world created by the Harry Potter novels. After Trump’s election: the Potternistas gnashed their teeth and rent their garments, … Continue reading

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General Election, Water Voles, and Nothing

A local news website in Kent has introduced Evelyn Waugh as an issue in the ongoing UK General Election. Kent Online has compiled a list of candidates for the seat in the Folkestone and Hythe constituency, with a thumbnail sketch provided … Continue reading

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Scoop and the Montana Election

The internet newsite Rare.us has issued a story about the physical persecution of a British reporter in the recent Montana special Congressional election. This is entitled: “The lesson of Greg Gianforte: Bashing journalists, even literally, isn’t much of a liability.” The Republican candidate … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Friedman Unit

On a blog specializing in stories about the Iraq War, blogger Alexander Harrowell describes what is known to those write about such things as the “Friedman Unit”: Those of us who blogged through the Iraq War will of course remember the Friedman … Continue reading

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Scoop Profiled in Arkansas Paper

Philip Martin has written an opinion column on Scoop which appears in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s online edition. Excluded from his wife’s book group’s discussion of the novel, he took the occasion to reconsider it (and Waugh in Abyssinia) in his … Continue reading

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