Author Archives: Jeffrey Manley

Roundup: Schoolmaster Novelists

–Literary biographer Jeffrey Meyers writing in describes the early 20th Century school teaching careers of four English novelists. Here are the opening paragraphs: Aspiring writers have often tried their hand at teaching.  They have usually assumed that it would … Continue reading

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Tax Day (U.S.) Roundup

–A review of the recent Netflix film entitled Scoop appears in The Hollywood Reporter and several other papers. It is written by Gillian Anderson and Rufus Sewell and opens with this: Scoop is a dramatized feature about the BBC’s Newsnight team … Continue reading

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Mark McGinness Notes Anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s Death

The Australian literary critic Mark McGinness has published an article in The Oldie that commemorates the 58th anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s death on 10 April 1966. Here are the opening paragraphs: Twenty years ago, Alexander Waugh wrote a brilliant collective … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary of “American Epoch” Commemorated

Kenneth Craycraft writing in the religious journal Our Sunday Visitor notes that this year is the 75th anniversary of the publication of Waugh’s article in Life Magazine (19 September 1949) entitled “The American Epoch of the Catholic Church.” This followed … Continue reading

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Easter Roundup

–The Jesuit journal America has an article by senior editor James T Keane entitled “The sometimes-savage perfection of Catholic parody.” In looking back over previous articles on this theme, he came up with one in 1958 where its author Joel … Continue reading

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2022 Academic Papers

Announcements of academic papers with Evelyn Waugh in their title for the calendar year 2022 are posted below. Where abstracts have been published with the title and source, these have been included: –Guy Woodward, “Conducting his Own Campaigns: Evelyn Waugh … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox Roundup

–The New Criterion has posted a review of Simon Heffer’s new book on the interwar period. This is entitled Sing As We Go, and it is reviewed by Jeremy Black. The review is quite favorable and notes that Heffer’s depiction … Continue reading

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Auction Sale of Two Waugh Letters

An online auction is offering for sale a 1945 letter from Evelyn Waugh to a Conservative MP. This relates to the policies of the British Government in Yugoslavia during and after WWII. Here is the seller’s listing info as posted … Continue reading

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Late Winter Roundup

–The Daily Telegraph has an article by Bernard Richards in which he considers how difficult it can be to translate idiomatic English words and phrases into French. He also notes Evelyn Waugh had struggled with the same problem: …English idioms … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Library Commemorates Waugh’s 1949 American Visit

The St Thomas More Library of the Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island has mounted an exhibit commemorating Waugh’s visit to the school 75 years ago in March 1949. This was part of his lecture tour of Roman Catholic schools … Continue reading

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