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Joan Didion Reviews Sword of Honour

In an article posted on the website Acculturated, Nic Rowan discusses novelist and essayist Joan Didion’s early career of reviewing books for the National Review in the 1960s. Rowan claims that her later career cannot be fully understood without considering … Continue reading

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Vile Politics

Heather Wilhelm writing in National Review has noticed that several commentators have been making the analogy between present national politics and professional wrestling. You can best explain what’s happening by remembering that, like a professional wrestler (who isn’t so much … Continue reading

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Waugh in Brazil and in National Review

The Milan newspaper Il Foglio carries an article in Italian by Marco Archetti about Evelyn Waugh’s 1934 travel book Ninety-Two Days. After a quote from the book and some biographical background, Archetti explains the trip to Brazil: One cannot know … Continue reading

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NR Marks 10th Anniversary of Latin Mass Revival

An article in the National Review cites today (7 July 2017) as the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s action to revive the Latin Mass. This was an action that had been sought by the founder of the National Review, William … Continue reading

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American Castles and Brutalist Towers

The latest issue of the National Review has an essay by Michael Knox Beran entitled “Why We Love McMansions and Other Modern Castles.” …America, though born in the faith that all men are created equal, is infatuated with castles — … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall in the National Review

Kyle Smith, drama critic of the National Review, has written a favorable review of the recent TV adaptation of Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall. This is now running on what Smith describes as “the superb streaming service Acorn TV, which … Continue reading

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Philip Eade Interviewed by National Review

An audio interview of Waugh’s biographer Philip Eade by National Review’s John J. Miller has been posted on the internet in Miller’s “Bookmonger” series. This may be found on the website Riccochet. It lasts about 10 minutes and begins with Miller asking … Continue reading

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David Pryce-Jones Reviews Eade Biography

David Pryce-Jones, son of author Alan Pryce-Jones who was Waugh’s near contemporary at Oxford but not close friend, has reviewed Philip Eade’s biography of Waugh in the National Review. He begins with an apology for having written an unfavorable review … Continue reading

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Rex Mottram = Donald Trump?

Rex Mottram in Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited has enjoyed something of a renaissance lately, as witnessed in several of our recent postings. George Weigel, writing in the National Review, may have hit upon the reason for this. He reminds people of Donald Trump. According … Continue reading

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