It’s been just over a year since work began on the first ever Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. Together with Oxford University Press and the Waugh family, the project has been working to make not only Waugh’s novels available to the public but also his biographies, short stories, letters and diaries, and all his essays, articles and reviews spanning half a century of writing life.
At this event [at this year’s Literary Leicester festival], join Waugh biographer and co-executive editor Martin Stannard, research associate Barbara Cooke and doctoral student Rebecca Moore as they look back over 12 months of reading, editing and – occasionally – discovering new Waugh materials. Martin will introduce the project in general and his work on ‘Vile Bodies’ in particular (Waugh was in the middle of writing it when his first wife left him). Barbara will be talking about working with the thousands of letters and diary extracts which should be included in the edition, while Rebecca will report back on her research into the concept of decadence in Waugh.
For further information, please contact Barbara Cooke: (click to email).