Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Ann Pasternak Slater to Join Hertford College Event

It has been announced that Waugh scholar Ann Pasternak Slater, editor of Waugh’s short stories and author of the recent study Evelyn Waugh (Writers and their Work) will join Alexander Waugh and Barbara Cooke at the previously announced lecture at Hertford … Continue reading

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Scoop Recommended on World Book Day

Today is World Book Day. The Daily Telegraph marks the occasion issuing another list of recommended reading–this is the Top 20 and includes Waugh’s Scoop: Last year Telegraph writers put together a list of the 100 novels everyone should read. From … Continue reading

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Guardian Includes The Loved One in Top 10 Hollywood Novels

The Guardian in this week’s “Top 10” books column considers books about Hollywood. Evelyn Waugh’s 1948 novella The Loved One is among those selected by Tim Walker who has himself just finished his own contribution to the genre (Smoke Over Malibu). … Continue reading

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Waugh and Nostalgia

The Washington Post’s theatre critic Peter Marks waxes nostalgic in response to the current period of political turmoil consuming the United States. Most prominently, in a recent column entitled “Nostalgia! Yestalgia!”, he harks back to the “soothing” musical comedies of Rodgers and … Continue reading

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Nicholas Sheetz (1952-2016) R.I.P.

The death of Nicholas Sheetz, former librarian of Georgetown University’s Special Collections, has been announced. Nick is well known to Waugh scholars and was always helpful to those using the collections. He was also always ready  to offer help to … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh’s Birthday

Evelyn Waugh was born on this date in 1903.

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Mixed Results for Waugh in Imaginary Booker Prize Competitions

The results are in from the competition at the Cheltenham Literary Festival to determine which book would have won the Booker prize for the year 1945 had there been one. Brideshead Revisited was on the shortlist and its case was … Continue reading

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The Herald Scotland Reviews Period Dramas

In the wake of the TV premieres of Victoria (ITV) and Barbarians Rising (History Channel) as well as the launch of the second season of BBC’s remake of Poldark, The Herald Scotland decided to name the top 12 period TV … 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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Waugh and Ian Fleming

In an article published in the Guardian, Nicholas Lezard reviews the recent collection of Ian Fleming’s letters entitled The Man with the Golden Typewriter. This is edited by Fergus Fleming, author of several books and Fleming’s  nephew (son of his … Continue reading

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