Tag Archives: The Tablet

The Caramanserai and Objets D'Arcy

The current issue of The Tablet has a feature length article about Frederick Copleston, SJ entitled "The Cleverest Jesuit". This is by John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University and University of St Andrews. He begins by describing the context … Continue reading

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Helena and Crete

The Tablet has published an article relating to correspondence that arose in response to a mention of Waugh's novel Helena in a 1951 book review in that paper. The review by Fr Gerard Meath related to Dorothy Sayer's book The Emperor Constantine. This is explained in an … Continue reading

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BBC's Decline and Fall Reviewed in The Tablet and The Spectator

Two of the weeklies are the first off the mark with reviews of Episode 1 of BBC One's Decline and Fall adaptation the day before it airs. These are by James Delingpole in The Spectator and Lucy Lethbridge in The Tablet and both … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh and the "Catholic Novel"

A blogger writing as Tychy has posted an article billed as a review of Graham Greene's 1938 novel Brighton Rock but is really an essay on Greene's writing as a Roman Catholic novelist. The blogger (a non-catholic) begins by comparing Greene's … Continue reading

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Brideshead and Silence

Japanese author Shusaku Endo, a Roman Catholic, wrote a novel entitled Silence (1966) that has recently been adapted into a film by Martin Scorsese. The book seems generally to be considered Endo's masterpiece. The story is about Jesuit missionaries sent out in the 16th century … Continue reading

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Martin Stannard Reviews New Waugh Biography

Martin Stannard, who wrote the standard and so far definitive biography of Evelyn Waugh, has reviewed the latest one by Philip Eade. Professor Stannard is also in charge, with Waugh's grandson, Alexander, of the publication of the complete works of Waugh by … Continue reading

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Another Literary Anniversary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Graham Greene's death in 1991. There have been several events associated with this anniversary. Perhaps the most ambitious is the BBC's undertaking to adapt four of Greene's novels for radio presentations. The most … Continue reading

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Brideshead Reviewed in The Tablet

Mark Lawson (presumably the one by that name whose day job is a BBC TV presenter) reviews the stage production of Brideshead Revisited in this week's issue of The Tablet. He saw the play when it was performed last week in Bath. … Continue reading

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The Tablet Reprints Excerpt from Waugh Requiem

The current issue of The Tablet reprints an excerpt from the address delivered by Fr. Philip Caraman at the Requiem Mass for Evelyn Waugh at Westminster Cathedral on 21 April 1966:Christ commanded us to trade with our talents. This Evelyn Waugh did. … Continue reading

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Waughs in Magazines

Two recent magazine articles are devoted to Waughs. The current issue of the Tablet contains an article entitled "Scoop revisited." This is by critic and novelist D.J. Taylor and relates to the 1960 BBC Face-to-Face TV interview that was recently rebroadcast on the … Continue reading

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