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Brideshead Revisionism

A collection of the essays and reviews of the late A A Gill has just been published and is reviewed as the Book of the Week in The Sunday Times. The collection includes his restaurant and TV reviews as well … 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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Jonathan Coe, Evelyn Waugh and P G Wodehouse

An interview of novelist Jonathan Coe for Etudes Britanniques Contemporaines has been posted on the internet. The interview, published as “Laughing Out Loud with Jonathan Coe”, was conducted in October 2015 and deals with the comic content of Coe’s fiction. He is best … Continue reading

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Jonathan Coe: What’s so funny about comic novels?

Evelyn Waugh barely gets a mention, but Jonathan Coe’s reflections in the Guardian on the comic novel are worth sharing: All of this leads us inevitably to PG Wodehouse, the elephant in my comic room, about whom I’ve been silent … Continue reading

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