Category Archives: Twitter

Story from The Isis; Tweets from 1939

Oxford’s literary magazine The Isis has reprinted a story it published by Evelyn Waugh. This was his first and apparently his only story published in that journal, but it was followed by several in Cherwell, according to Ann Pasternak Slater’s … Continue reading

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Telegraph Names Brideshead Among Top TV Costume Dramas

On the occasion of ITV’s announcement of a new TV adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the Daily Telegraph has produced an album from what its fashion editors consider the most sumptuous costume dramas of all time. Granada’s 1981 … Continue reading

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Trump, Harry Potter, and Waugh

Sonny Bunch writing in the Washington Post has noticed that opponents of Donald Trump seem to have become fixated on the literary world created by the Harry Potter novels. After Trump’s election: the Potternistas gnashed their teeth and rent their garments, … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall and British Humour

Writing in Standpoint magazine (“War on Waugh”), Waugh’s great grand-daughter Constance Watson expresses dismay at the reaction to the BBC’s adaptation of Decline and Fall which recently concluded its three-episode run on BBC One (emphasis supplied): The great British sense … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh: Equal Opportunity Racist

The conservative website Heat Street has published an article by UK journalist Constance Watson defending Waugh’s 1932 novel Black Mischief against charges frequently leveled at it for its racist remarks, citing several from Twitter as examples. As she points out, the book … Continue reading

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Waugh and the “Inner Toff”

Author and journalist James Delingpole, writing in this week’s Spectator in an essay entitled “How I learned to embrace my inner toff,” cites Waugh as a precedent in defense of his reaction to certain recent changes in life style. Delingpole acquired … Continue reading

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“Death to Picasso”

Columnist, editor of The New Ctiterion and scourge of academic political correctness, Roger Kimball, has cited Waugh in an article in the conservative/libertarian weblog PJ Media. This was in the context of a “PC” debate that arose from recent unrest in … Continue reading

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Negative Blog Post Prompts Internet Debate

Earlier this week Prof Alan Jacobs of Baylor University in Waco, TX posted a brief article on his weblog in which he distilled most of the negative views of Evelyn Waugh into a few paragraphs. These include Waugh’s allegedly callous attitude … Continue reading

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BBC Posts Photo of Capt. Waugh at Brains Trust

BBC Radio 4 has posted on its Twitter page a photo of Waugh taken at his appearance in a wartime broadcast of its popular Home Service radio program called Brains Trust. The posting is in connection with National Book Lovers Day … Continue reading

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Russian Radio Dramatization of The Loved One

A Russian radio dramatization of The Loved One (Nezabvennaia) has been posted on YouTube. The entire production plays for nearly 4 hours, but it was apparently broadcast in shorter episodes earlier this year. It was produced by Teatr Radio Rossii … Continue reading

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