Category Archives: Anniversaries

J D Salinger Centenary Observed

Today is the centenary of the birth of US novelist J D Salinger. This is marked in a retrospective article by Martin Chilton in today’s issue of The Independent that opens with this: The Manhattan-born author notoriously went into suburban … Continue reading

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Something for the New Year

Constable has announced the publication later in the new year of a book by D J Taylor entitled Lost Girls:┬áLove, War and Literature: 1939-51: Who were the Lost Girls? At least a dozen or so young women at large in … Continue reading

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Pre-Christmas Roundup

The Financial Times has a review of a new book about country houses that opens with this reference to Evelyn Waugh who was something of an expert on the subject: Evelyn Waugh wrote Brideshead Revisited in the early 1940s as … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Roundup

–Author William Giraldi contributed an essay to Commonweal magazine as part of a series in which Roman Catholic intellectuals explain why they have left or remained in the church. A Catholic from birth, his article was posted on the magazine’s … Continue reading

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Birthday Roundup

Today marks the 115th anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s birth on 28 October 1903. Several newspapers have marked the occasion in their “this day in history” columns, including the Daily Mail. Other matters of note include: –Another article about last week’s … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: From Germany to Mayfair

Waugh’s 1931 travel book Remote People is receivng more attention in Germany. This may be due to the issuance of a new edition of the full German translation that was originally published in 2007. In a Deutchlandfunk radio broadcast (or … Continue reading

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90th Anniversary of Waugh’s First Marriage

Evelyn Waugh married Evelyn Gardner on 27 June 1928 at St Paul’s Church, Portman Square, London. Only a few friends of the bride and groom were present, including Alec Waugh and Pansy Pakenham (witnesses), Robert Byron and Harold Acton (best … Continue reading

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Roundup: Brideshead Matters

In an article posted on National Catholic Register, Joseph Pearce considers whether education still matters and concludes that it should but doesn’t always manage. In order to matter, education must teach the truth as revealed in the wisdom of the … Continue reading

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“The Loved One” Anniversary Marked

The Pilot, newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese pf Boston, has published an article marking the 70th anniversary of the US publication of Waugh’s novel The Loved One. This is by Russell Shaw who explains that the book was published … Continue reading

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From African Kleptocracy to Spark’s Legacy

A feature length article in the Australian edition of the Spectator deals with the political flap over policy toward immigration of white South African farrmers into Australia. This is entitled “Kleptocracy on the Cape” by Thomas Jones and opens with … Continue reading

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