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New Memoir by David Lodge

The Times has interviewed novelist David Lodge to mark the second volume of his memoirs. This is entitled Writer’s Luck and will be issued next week. In the interview (reported by Robbie Millen) Lodge discusses the fact that he has never had … Continue reading

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Waugh Among the Funniest

The Guardian asked writers to name the funniest book they had read. The results are in today’s issue where the choices of 14 of those polled are reprinted. Waugh’s novel Vile Bodies was selected by another comic novelist David Lodge … Continue reading

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Folio Society Issues New Edition of Vile Bodies

The Folio Society recently issued an illustrated edition of Waugh’s second novel, Vile Bodies. It has an introduction written “for this stylish new edition” by David Lodge, Honorary President of the Evelyn Waugh Society, and is illustrated by Kate Baylay. According to the Folio … Continue reading

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Lodge Memoirs (more)

In this week’s New Statesman, journalist and academic John Mullan reviews the memoirs of David Lodge (see earlier post) and Antonia Fraser (My History: A Memoir of Growing Up). He sees the two writers as a contrast between “prole” and … Continue reading

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David Lodge Interviewed on BBC Radio 4

On today’s episode of the BBC Radio 4 program Open Book, Mariella Frostrup interviews the Evelyn Waugh Society’s Honorary President, David Lodge, about his recently published memoir. Among the topics they discuss is Lodge’s status as a Roman Catholic writer. … Continue reading

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Memoir of EWS’s Honorary President Published

David Lodge, the Society’s Honorary President, has written the first volume of his memoirs. This was published in the UK this week under the title Quite a Good Time to Be Born: A Memoir, 1935-1975. An international edition is promised … Continue reading

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D. J. Taylor Explores Literary Reputations

In today’s Guardian (May 10, 2014), critic and novelist D.J. Taylor discusses the survival of literary reputations: Literary Hero to Zero.  Later in the day, he presented a broadcast on BBC Radio 4 entitled Pulped Fiction, containing interviews, archival recordings … Continue reading

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