Category Archives: The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

Waugh and the Sri Lankan Cubist

The Deccan Chronicle, an English-language paper based in Hyderabad, has published an article about a 20th century Sri Lankan artist little known in the West. This is George Keyt (1901-1993) who is described as a cubist, influenced by the works … Continue reading

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Final Episode of BBC Arena's Waugh Trilogy Now Available

Episode 3 of the 1987 BBC Arena "Waugh Trilogy" is now posted on YouTube. This is entitled "An Englishman's Home." With this posting, all three episodes are now available. See earlier posts. Like the previous ones, this episode is also  of a high quality … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Rolling Stones

In the Washington Free Beacon, columnist Matthew Walter reviews the Rolling Stones' latest album Blue and Lonesome. The review is not favorable. After comparing the new album to the earlier works of the Stones and others, he gets around to … Continue reading

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Waugh in the News (more)

The author (Pedro Mexia) of the Portuguese language article about Evelyn Waugh in the weekly Lisbon newspaper Expresso has kindly sent us a complete copy of the article. See earlier post for the opening paragraph. Here is an edited Google translation of … Continue reading

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British Council Promotes Waugh in Diversity Week

The British Council in India is celebrating diversity week and is promoting the works of British writers from the LGBT community who it deems to represent diverse views. Evelyn Waugh is the first writer mentioned:Waugh explored his homosexuality both at … Continue reading

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Waugh Books Feature in Best of Year Listings

UK newspapers have begun listing their best of the year selections, and books about Waugh feature in several of them. Philip Eade's biography was named in numerous papers. The Financial Times included the book in its selections of best literary non-fiction:Eade’s … Continue reading

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Waugh in Japan

Waugh's novel Scoop as well as a collection of his short stories have been translated into Japanese and were recently published in connection with this year's 50th anniversary of Waugh's death. The translator is Tagaki Susumu and the books are published by Hakusuisha. … 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 begins … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 Broadcast Concluded

BBC Radio 4 today broadcast the final episode of the reading of excerpts from Philip Eade's biography of Waugh as its Book of the Week. The programs will remain available over the internet on BBC iPlayer for the next four weeks. The material … Continue reading

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Waugh Adaptations in TLS

The TLS has posted an essay by Alexander Larman ("Waugh on screen") on its weblog. In it, he notes his concerns about the upcoming BBC adaptation of Decline and Fall and offers advice about how to avoid problems by looking at previous … Continue reading

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