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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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Waugh’s Article on Catholics in America Quoted

Author and critic Terry Teachout who writes for the Wall Steert Journal and Commentary has posted on his arts news weblog, without comment, a quote from Evelyn Waugh’s 1949 Life Magazine article entitled “The American Epoch in the Catholic Church”: … Continue reading

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Helena on List of Recommended Historical Novels

A bookblog (mirabile dictu) has published its list of the 10 best literary and pop novels set in the ancient world. Waugh’s Helena makes the list at No. 6: Evelyn Waugh’s Helena (1950). Said to be the favorite of his books, … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Advice on Writing

Terry Teachout, drama critic of the Wall Street Journal and critic-at-large of Commentary, has posted on his artsblog a quote from Waugh on the practice of writing: Never send off any piece of writing the moment it is finished. Put it … Continue reading

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1949 New York Times Interview with Evelyn Waugh

On Twitter, Terry Teachout draws our attention to a “forgotten” 1949 New York Times interview with Evelyn Waugh: “The best American writer, of course,” Mr. Waugh said, “is Erle Stanley Gardner. . . . Do I really wish to say … Continue reading

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