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TLS Reviews BBC's Decline and Fall

In a departure from its usual practice, the TLS has added a TV column to its current issue. This contains Robert Douglas-Fairhurst's review, entitled "Vile Buddies," of the BBC adaptation of Waugh's novel Decline and Fall which concluded with last night's … Continue reading

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Final Episode of Decline and Fall

The final episode of the BBC's adaptation of Waugh's Decline and Fall will broadcast tomorrow, Friday, 14 April on BBC One at 9pm. The adaptation has been widely reviewed and mostly praised. Rosamund Urwin gives her assessment in the Evening Standard:The wit, … Continue reading

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Waugh and The Queen Anne Press

A recent TLS article in its weekly back page NB column is devoted to the Queen Anne Press. This was written in response to the publication of a special issue of the Book Collector magazine devoted to Ian Fleming. The QAP was … Continue reading

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TLS Reprints Review of "Miss" Evelyn Waugh's First Book

In last week's edition (22 February 2017), the TLS in its "From the Archives" column has reprinted its 1928 review of Evelyn Waugh's first book: Rossetti: His Life and Works. This review was published anonymously, as was then customary, but … Continue reading

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TLS Reviews Waugh Books

The latest TLS has a review of the two recently published books about Evelyn Waugh by Ann Pasternak Slater and Philip Eade. The review, entitled "Horrors of Waugh",  is available to read on the internet. It is written by journalist … Continue reading

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Waugh for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, the media are gathering their year end collections of journalistic musings on 2016. Several of these implicate Evelyn Waugh or his writings.In the Daily Express, comedian Ruby Wax names a Waugh novel as one of her six … Continue reading

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Scoop in the News

There are several references to Scoop in the recent London papers. The TLS has an article in its Blog about the comic use of the language of telegrams. It mentions novels by P G Wodehouse, Mikhail Bulgakov and John Swartzwelder … Continue reading

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1966: The Year Waugh Died

In this week's TLS, D J Taylor writes a long essay about literature in the 1960s, entitled "The Clinging Sixties." He begins with a brief discussion of pivotal events of 1966 for sport and pop music. That was the year of England's … Continue reading

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Waugh Adaptations in TLS

The TLS has posted an essay by Alexander Larman ("Waugh on screen") on its weblog. In it, he notes his concerns about the upcoming BBC adaptation of Decline and Fall and offers advice about how to avoid problems by looking at previous … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens' Last Words on Waugh

The latest New English Review contains a review of the posthumous collection of Christopher Hitchens' essays entitled, And yet... While there are no essays or reviews devoted to the subject of Evelyn Waugh, he does get a mention:...one of the most … Continue reading

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