The Jesuits Midwest has announced the death on Monday, 29 August, of noted Waugh scholar Fr. Gene D. Phillips who was an ordained Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Jesuit order. He held a PhD in English Literature from Fordham University and taught at Loyola University Chicago from 1970-2010. He was author of an early study of Waugh’s work entitled Evelyn Waugh’s Officers, Gentlemen and Rogues: The Facts behind His Fiction (Chicago, 1975). He was also a contributor to the Evelyn Waugh Newsletter under the editorship of Paul A. Doyle. He later wrote widely on filmakers such as Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder as well as film adaptations of the works of Graham Greene, F Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Chandler. He died in Wauwatosa, WI where final rites will be observed on Wednesday, 7 September.
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