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Waugh in Albania

Literary journalist and author David Pryce-Jones has written a “Letter from Albania: The Twilight of Zog” that appears in the current issue of The New Criterion. He reports on his attendance at a conference about the legacy of Communism in Albania … Continue reading

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More Publicity for Decline and Fall US TV Debut

The New York Times TV critic Neil Genzlinger has written a short preview of the TV adaptation of Decline and Fall that will premiere via online streaming Monday on Acorn TV: Nobody does waggishness like the British, a skill on full display … Continue reading

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NY Times Promotes Decline and Fall TV Streaming

In a new New York Times column entitled “Watching” and carried in its online edition, the paper has an article focusing on four new TV streaming services that specialize in bringing programs from European TV networks to US viewers. These services … Continue reading

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Novelist Nicholas Mosley (1923-2017)

The death has been announced of novelist Nicholas Mosley at the age of 93. He wrote several novels which are variously described in his obituaries as “heavy going”, “densely written”, “adventurous”, and “not light reading.” So, these are not exactly written … Continue reading

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New Service on Djibouti-Addis Ababa Railway

The New York Times has announced opening of service on the new railway line from Djibouti to Addis Ababa (including videos of opening ceremony and trains):The 10:24 a.m. train out of Djibouti’s capital drew some of the biggest names in … Continue reading

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Scoop and “Fake News”

There have been several references to Waugh’s Scoop in the wake of the new concern with “fake news” arising from present US political turmoil. As anyone familiar with Waugh’s novel will know, this is not a new phenomenon. Perhaps the most poignant … Continue reading

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Author Richard Adams Dies at 96

Richard Adams who is best known for his first novel, Watership Down, has died at the age of 96. The book is about rabbits and was derived from stories he had told his children, but it was also based on his own experience … Continue reading

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Waugh in the News

Evelyn Waugh is cited or quoted in several recent newspaper articles:In the Guardian, columnist Ian Jack has written a story in which he muses about the possibility that the Oxford-Cambridge rail line may be revived under a recent government proposal. … Continue reading

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Waugh Cited in Announcement of Erle Stanley Gardner Book

The New York Times in a recent books column has announced the publication of a long forgotten book by Erle Stanley Gardner. This was written in 1939 as the second in his series of books featuring the detectives Bertha Cool and Donald … Continue reading

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Author William Trevor Dies at 88

Publishers Penguin Random House Ireland have announced the death of novelist and short story writer William Trevor (1928-2016). According to his obituary in the New York Times, he was best known for his “mournful, sometimes darkly funny short stories and novels … Continue reading

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