Category Archives: Art, Photography & Sculpture

D-Day Roundup

–On yesterday’s 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings, The Herald (Scotland) posted a story by Ron McKay recounting how various people were occupied on the actual day of the event. Among those there were two writers: … JD Salinger, who … Continue reading

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Roundup

–The exhibition of Cecil Beaton’s works relating to the Bright Young People of the 1920s has reopened in Sheffield. This was originally scheduled for exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London last spring but was forced to close after … Continue reading

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Mid-May Roundup

–Nicholas Lezard, writing for the New Statesman opens his article on cold weather angst with this: I was reading Evelyn Waugh’s first travel book, Labels, which for some inexplicable reason I had never got round to before, and I was … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Hoax on April Fools Day

The Economist in recognition of the importance of April Fools Day has published a list of famous hoaxes. These were not necessarily perpetrated on the day itself. One category was art hoaxes. These included the Nat Tate wheeze concocted by … Continue reading

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Roundup: Ethics, Mimics and Graves

–The Minneapolis StarTribune posts a story about ethics in journalism built around a brief description of Waugh’s novel Scoop: …As serious as the news is, a few laughs can’t hurt. You’re in for a lot of laughs in the 1938 … Continue reading

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A Biography and A Portrait

–Waugh scholar and EW Society member Ann Pasternak Slater has written a new book relating to a writer Waugh admired but knew only slightly. This is a biography of T S Eliot’s wife Vivien. The book is reviewed by Brian … Continue reading

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Waugh-Commissioned Artist in New Book and Exhibition

An artist commissioned by Evelyn Waugh to paint a work entitled The Pleasures of Travel 1951 is about to receive new critical attention. Thus is Richard Eurich who painted the work for Waugh to accompany two Victorian works with a … Continue reading

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Brideshead and Loving (More)

Duncan McLaren has just posted an interesting comparison between the two 1945 novels: Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and Henry Green’s Loving. This is quite different from the shorter Daily Telegraph article reported in a previous post. Duncan presents the comparison as … Continue reading

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Waugh and Saint Sophia

A story by Dr Binoy Kampmark, Selwyn College, Cambridge, about the reconversion of the Saint Sophia cathedral in Istanbul from a museum to a mosque opens with this quote from Evelyn Waugh: When the caustic Evelyn Waugh visited the majestic … Continue reading

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4th of July Roundup

–Duncan McLaren has added a coda to his recent posting about Waugh’s friendship (if that’s the right word) with Cyril Connolly. Duncan’s article is entitled “Cyril in Full Flow” and  is based on a visit Cyril made to Berlin in … Continue reading

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