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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
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
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
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
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
Evelyn Waugh was born on this date in 1903.
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
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
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