Category Archives: Waugh in Abyssinia

Waugh in Abyssinia Again

Evelyn Waugh is quoted prominently in an article appearing on an Ethiopian news website called ethioexplorer.com. The quote is in the original English although the text of the article is in Amharic: “Abyssinia could not claim recognition on equal terms … 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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Wavian Echoes from Abyssinian War

Milena Borden has sent the following article based on a recent event reported in Italy (see link) that recalls Waugh’s coverage of the Abyssinian War: Earlier this year, in Italy, the mayor and two town councillors of the town of … Continue reading

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Waugh and Mussolini

The Tablet has published a review of two new books about Benito Mussolini, Italy’s Fascist dictator in the 1930s and Hitler’s ally in WWII. The review by Robert Carver opens with this summary of Mussolini’s reputation in Britain before the war: In … 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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Waugh and George Steer (More)

The Spanish newspaper El Mundo has published a feature length story on British correspondent George Steer to mark the 80th anniversary of the attack on Guernica in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. Steer, reporting for The Times, is credited with … Continue reading

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Addis Ababa Today

The Guardian in a feature-length article by Jason Burke in its “Cities” series describes the growing unrest in Ethiopia. This has its roots in the country’s land ownership policies under which the government owns all the land and allows development only … Continue reading

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New Service on Djibouti-Addis Ababa Railway

The New York Times has announced opening of service on the new railway line from Djibouti to Addis Ababa (including videos of opening ceremony and trains): The 10:24 a.m. train out of Djibouti’s capital drew some of the biggest names … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation Copies of More than Usual Interest

York Modern Books has published a list of new arrivals which includes two presentation copies of Waugh’s books of more than routine interest. The first is a copy of Scott-King’s Modern Europe which may have been presented to Waugh’s sometimes … Continue reading

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