Earlier today Evelyn Waugh was trending on Twitter as readers noticed that he was included on Time magazine’s list of the top 100 women authors compiled from an analysis of college syllabuses. The New York Observer story illustrates Waugh’s original listing at number 97 and shows inclusion of 4 of his books: Brideshead Revisited, A Handful of Dust, Scoop, and The Loved One. A quick review of the complete list from the Open Syllabus Project including all authors (male and female as well as institutional) down to the ranking of 2000 failed to turn up anything by Waugh. If anyone finds an entry, please post a comment below. Thanks to David Lull for notifying us of Time’s gaffe. This is not the first time this error has occurred. Some early reviewers of Waugh’s books recognized her talent. See TLS blog post.
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