Category Archives: Newspapers

Waugh Cited in Arsenal Manager Crisis

The ongoing crisis in the status of Arsene Wenger as manager of the Arsenal FC has resulted in a quote from Waugh in the Guardian. This appears in a posting of Marina Hyde on the Guardian's Sportblog  considering this long pending matter:Perhaps … Continue reading

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Washington Post Recommends Scoop

In a feature length op-ed article in the Washington Post ("Dystopian Fiction is Big Now"), Christopher Scalia makes Waugh's Scoop recommended reading. He begins by describing the unexpected (and probably unintended) result of Donald Trump's election as having made reading … Continue reading

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Tabloid Feeding Frenzy on Waugh Adaptation

After the announcement of its debut later this month, the London tabloids are making a media meal of the BBC's production of Decline and Fall and its stars--mostly the latter. There are stories in the Sun, Mirror, Express and Star, with … Continue reading

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Bodleian Acquires Ducker Archives

Oxford's Bodleian Library has announced the acquisition of the ledger books of the bespoke shoemakers Ducker and Son located for many years on The Turl. See earlier post. The acquisition was made at auction with the the financial support of … Continue reading

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Maud Russell Diaries in Telegraph

Excerpts from the wartime diaries of Maud Russell have been published in the Daily Telegraph. In a previous post it was explained how she commissioned Rex Whistler to paint murals in her country house at Mottisfont in Hampshire where there is … Continue reading

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New Norwegian Translation of Brideshead

The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has published a review of a new Norwegian translation of Brideshead Revisited ("Gjensyn sed Brideshead"). The translation is by Johanne Fronth-Nygren and is based on Waugh's 1959 revision of the text. The book is published by Gyldendal. … Continue reading

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WWII Yugoslavia Revisited

A new collection of articles about the Balkans by Irish writer Hubert Butler has been published in Ireland. This is entitled Balkan Essays, and at its center is a group of essays collected as the "Yugoslavia Suite". The book is … 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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Waugh and the Sri Lankan Cubist

The Deccan Chronicle, an English-language paper based in Hyderabad, has published an article about a 20th century Sri Lankan artist little known in the West. This is George Keyt (1901-1993) who is described as a cubist, influenced by the works … Continue reading

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Vile Bodies to be Featured on BBC Radio 4

Next week's edition of A Good Read on BBC Radio 4 will host Drs Chris and Xand van Tulleken. They are identical twins and both medical doctors who have appeared in such UK TV series as Trust Me, I'm a Doctor on … Continue reading

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