Publication has been announced of an innovative literary study of 28 authors that will include a chapter on Evelyn Waugh. This is entitled The Doubling: Those Influential Writers that Shape Our Contemporary Perceptions of Identity and Consciousness in the New Millennium. It is written by Diana Sheets (University of Illinois) and Michael Shaughnessy (Eastern New Mexico University) and will be published by Nova Science Publishers in December.
The book is written in the format of interviews of Sheets answering questions posed by Shaughnessy. It will involve comparisons of 14 pairs of writers. Chapter 9 is entitled: “Evelyn Waugh and Edward St. Aubyn—Privilege, Pedigree, and ‘the Order of Precedence.’” Other author pairings include William Faulkner/Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald/Saul Bellow and Norman Mailer/Tom Wolfe.