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Auberon Waugh and Anthony Powell

This week’s edition of The Spectator carries a story by Nicholas Shakespeare about his involvement in the 1990 dispute between Auberon Waugh and Anthony Powell over Auberon’s negative review of Powell’s collected literary journalism (Miscellaneous Verdicts) in the Sunday Telegraph. … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 Features Anthony Powell Biography

Hilary Spurling’s new biography of Anthony Powell, novelist and contemporary of Evelyn Waugh (see previous posts), recently featured as the Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4. It can be accessed worldwide on BBC iPlayer, and all of the … Continue reading

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Anthony Powell Biography (More)

The new biography of Anthony Powell by Hilary Spurling has been widely reviewed in the British press and several additional reviews have cited Evelyn Waugh’s friendship with Powell. Nicholas Shakespeare, writer and director of the BBC Arena documentary “The Waugh … Continue reading

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Three Generations of Waughs in The Oldie

Various Waughs (and their associates) are scattered throughout the pages of this month’s issue of The Oldie. The leading feature article by Alan Thomas is about the Bright Young People and opens with a reference to Waugh’s novel Vile Bodies: … Continue reading

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New Edward St Aubyn Novel Published

A new novel by  Edward St Aubyn (well known in this parish) has been published in both the UK and USA. This is Dunbar and is a reimagining of Macbeth in the Hogarth Shakespeare series. This involves leading writers such … Continue reading

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Novelists Review Powell Biography

In yesterday’s papers, two novelists review the new biography of Anthony Powell by Hilary Spurling. Philip Hensher in the Spectator declares that Powell has finally received the biography he deserves. He also discusses the relationship of Powell and Evelyn Waugh: … Continue reading

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Anthony Powell Biography to Appear Next Week

Hilary Spurling, who has written a new and much awaited biography of Anthony Powell, has served up an appetizer in an article published in the Times. She starts with a survey of the major 20th century writers who admired Powell’s … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Honours List

Twice a year (on the Queen’s Birthday and New Years) the London papers can be expected to drag out their list of those who in the past have rejected honours offered them just as the papers announce the latest list of … Continue reading

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Bloggers Debate WWII Novels

Several bloggers are currently debating which are the novels of WWII most worth reading. One began the debate by bemoaning his attempt to read Waugh’s Sword of Honour novels at the same time he was also in the process of reading … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation Copies for Sale by Peter Harrington

Several of the presentation copies Evelyn Waugh sent to Anthony Powell are now on sale by Peter Harrington Books. These were auctioned last year at Bonham’s. See earlier post. The most interesting are the two copies of Scott-King’s Modern Europe … Continue reading

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