Category Archives: Vile Bodies

Vile Politics

Heather Wilhelm writing in National Review has noticed that several commentators have been making the analogy between present national politics and professional wrestling. You can best explain what’s happening by remembering that, like a professional wrestler (who isn’t so much … Continue reading

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Danish Journal Publishes Waugh Article

The Danish cultural journal Critique has published for the first time the full version of an essay on Waugh’s life and work written in 2009. This is entitled “Evelyn Waughs korstog mod moderniteten” (“Evelyn Waugh’s Crusade Against Modernity”) and is summarized … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Food Columns

Lisa Hilton, biographer, novelist and now food critic for Standpoint magazine, was apparently assigned to write a review of a new Italian restaurant in Covent Garden called Margot. This establishment was downgraded by some other food critics such as Jay … Continue reading

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Opera on Life of Siegfried Sassoon to Debut

The Guardian reports on the debut of an opera based on the life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon this weekend at the Garsington Opera in Buckinghamshire. Waugh and Sassoon were contemporaries but not friends, although they were connected through their … Continue reading

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Powell Society Papers Include Two about Waugh

The Anthony Powell Society has recently published the Proceedings of its 2016 Conference in York. There are two papers in this collection that relate directly to the writings of Evelyn Waugh. The titles and abstracts of these papers are set forth … Continue reading

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Reminder: Lecture on Waugh’s Graphic Art Tommorrow

This is a reminder that Rebecca Moore will lecture tomorrow (Tuesday, 25 July) at Maggs Bros books on her recent research into Waugh’s graphic art. The lecture is at 630pm in Maggs Bros new premises at 48 Bedford Square, London WC1. … Continue reading

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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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Arnold Bennett Anniversary Remembered

The South China Morning Post has marked the 150th anniversary of novelist and critic Arnold Bennett’s birth. This appears in the paper’s travel column by Adam Nebbs which seems odd until he explains that Bennett wrote two books that took place in London’s … Continue reading

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Waugh’s 1930

An anonymous Spanish-language blogger posting on picapicaweb has written a series of six brief articles tracing Evelyn Waugh’s movements in the year 1930. “Pica pica” is the scientific word for magpie, and the blogger claims to pick up those bits of information … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry Film Compared to Waugh

The Daily Mirror in a review of the film adaptation of Stephen Fry’s 1994 novel The Hippopotamus describe it as a “mildly successful hybrid of a film noir detective story and the novels of Evelyn Waugh.” They don’t much like what … Continue reading

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