Author Archives: Jeffrey Manley

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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Editing Merton

The Jesuit magazine America has posted a brief retrospective article describing Robert Giroux’s early professional coup with his 1948 publication of Thomas Merton’s Seven Storey Mountain. This is written by James T Keane. Evelyn Waugh played a part in the … Continue reading

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Another Look at Penguin Hardbacks

A 2011 article from The London Magazine by Paul Williamson recently became available on the internet. This is his review of the first 8 volumes of Evelyn Waugh’s books as published by Penguin Books in that year. Penguin at that … Continue reading

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Roundup: Letter, Exhibit and Two Recommendations

–A letter from Evelyn Waugh is on offer on the internet. The description and text appear in this posting by the seller Rooke Books: An autographed signed letter from Evelyn Waugh to Eileen Mayo, in the original envelope. Envelope is … Continue reading

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Presidents Day Roundup

–Ben Dowell reviews  a new TV serial about Coco Chanel’s life in wartime Paris. The title of the review tells much about the story: “New Look Review–Nice Dresses: Coco Chanel–pity about the Nazi boyfriend”. The article in Saturday’s Times newspaper … Continue reading

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