Category Archives: Academia

Powell and Betjeman in Oxford; Greene in September

The Anthony Powell Society has announced that it will hold a conference in late summer at Merton College in Oxford. The subject will be Anthony Powell and the Visual Arts and the dates are Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 … Continue reading

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Waughs: Comedy and Fitness

An article has been posted entitled “Evelyn Waugh’s Comic Muse in Scoop”. This is by Dr Robert Hickson and is available on the weblog Catholicism.org. The article opens with the posting of Waugh’s introduction to the 1963 edition of Scoop … Continue reading

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Waugh Exhibit in Hampstead Museum

The Hampstead Museum at Burgh House has announced the opening of a small exhibit “on the landing” relating to Evelyn Waugh. Here’s a description from the museum’s website: Evelyn Waugh, the distinguished twentieth century writer, grew up in North End Road, on … Continue reading

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Waugh and Norman Mailer: “The Naked and the Read”

This week’s TLS has an article (“The Naked and the Read”) about Norman Mailer’s library. This is by J Michael Lennon, Mailer’s archivist and authorized biographer. Mailer seems to have been a book accumulator rather than a book collector like … Continue reading

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CWEW Journalism Volume Published

Volume 26 of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh was published in the UK earlier this month and is available for sale. This is the fifth volume of the Complete Works to be published and first of four volumes in … Continue reading

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Update: Churchill’s Secret Affair

Channel 4’s documentary Churchill’s Secret Affair broadcast last night differs in several important details from the account published in the Daily Mail last week. See previous post. Several experts contribute to the documentary. From our perspective the most important are … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Oxford Reviewed in Times; “The Scarlet Woman” Online

The Times is the first paper to review the new book Evelyn Waugh’s Oxford to be published by the Bodleian Library later this month. The book is by Dr Barbara Cooke who is Co-Executive Editor of OUP’s Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh … Continue reading

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Greatest Writer of “Our” Generation ?

Literary critic, novelist and publisher Dr Stoddard Martin has written a review of Philip Eade’s biography which he turns into an assessment of Evelyn Waugh’s career and legacy. This is entitled “Class Act” and appears in The Quarterly Review, an … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation at Goa Conference

The third international conference on the culture, language and literature of Goa was convened last week in India and is reported in several Indian news services. The primary subject was the theatre in Goa, and a presentation was also made … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire Pub to Host Waugh Event

The Abingdon Arms in Beckley, Oxfordshire, will tonight host an appearance of Prof Martin Stannard, Evelyn Waugh’s biographer and co-executive editor of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project. He will discuss Waugh’s association with the pub which is where … Continue reading

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