Category Archives: Interviews

Decline and Fall Profiled in Independent

The Independent newspaper (still publishing online) has profiled the BBC's upcoming production of Waugh's Decline and Fall. The article is written by Gerard Gilbert and contains much of the same material from cast and crew interviews as that appearing in the other … Continue reading

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Daily Mail Features Decline and Fall Adaptation

This week's Daily Mail carries a feature article ("Love and Waugh") by Andrew Preston on the BBC adaptation of Waugh's novel Decline and Fall. This appears in the Mail's "Weekend Magazine" and involves interviews with several members of the production's … Continue reading

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Rachel Cusk Interviewed in New York Magazine

New York Magazine has today posted an interview of novelist Rachel Cusk. The interview is by Heidi Julavits and opens with this brief summary of Cusk's work:Cusk is the author of three memoirs and nine novels, most recently Transit, which came … 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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Part 2 of BBC Arena Trilogy Posted

Part 2 of the BBC Arena's Waugh Trilogy has been posted on YouTube. This is entitled "From Mayfair to the Jungle" and covers the 1930s continuing through the war to Brideshead Revisited. Those interviewed include William Deedes, Dorothy Lygon, John … Continue reading

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Scoop and "Fake News"

There have been several references to Waugh's Scoop in the wake of the new concern with "fake news" arising from present US political turmoil. As anyone familiar with Waugh's novel will know, this is not a new phenomenon. Perhaps the most poignant … Continue reading

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Waugh Among Top Sellers on AbeBooks

The Victoria, British Columbia, paper Times Colonist has published an interview of Richard Davies, a spokesman for the internet bookseller AbeBooks (which I believe originally was called ABE, standing for "Advanced Book Exchange", but now has become a word unto itself). The company, now … Continue reading

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Philip Eade Interviewed by National Review

An audio interview of Waugh's biographer Philip Eade by National Review's John J. Miller has been posted on the internet in Miller's "Bookmonger" series. This may be found on the website Riccochet. It lasts about 10 minutes and begins with Miller asking … Continue reading

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Jonathan Coe, Evelyn Waugh and P G Wodehouse

An interview of novelist Jonathan Coe for Etudes Britanniques Contemporaines has been posted on the internet. The interview, published as "Laughing Out Loud with Jonathan Coe", was conducted in October 2015 and deals with the comic content of Coe's fiction. He is best … Continue reading

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Waugh Cited in Announcement of Erle Stanley Gardner Book

The New York Times in a recent books column has announced the publication of a long forgotten book by Erle Stanley Gardner. This was written in 1939 as the second in his series of books featuring the detectives Bertha Cool and Donald … Continue reading

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