Category Archives: Articles

Waugh Abroad: Firbank and Scoop

Two foreign language journals have recently reviewed works of Waugh. The first is in the Italian religious website Radio Spada. In that essay, Luca Fumagalli reviews an early essay by Waugh on Ronald Firbank that appeared in a 1929 issue … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Essays, Articles & Reviews, Newspapers, Scoop | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Waugh Abroad: Firbank and Scoop

Academia x 2: Pinfold’s Voices and Waugh’s Propaganda

–A recent academic article about Waugh’s postwar novel The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold has been posted on the internet. This is entitled “Hearing Voices: The Extended Mind in Evelyn Waugh’s The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold” and is by Yuexi Liu, … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Articles, Put Out More Flags, Sword of Honour, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Academia x 2: Pinfold’s Voices and Waugh’s Propaganda

Academic Roundup: 2020-2021

The following articles and reviews have appeared in academic journals for the period 2020-21 (2019 in one case) and have not been previously posted. The summaries of articles come (except as noted) from an academic library search service and those … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Academia, Articles, Decline and Fall, Put Out More Flags, Vile Bodies | Tagged | Comments Off on Academic Roundup: 2020-2021

Waugh and the Clothes Press

A new print-only publication the Valet Magazine carries a feature-length article entitled “Waugh’s Last Hat”. This is written by Waugh biographer and weblogger Duncan McLaren. As usual, Duncan combines his scholarship and wit in describing Waugh’s sartorial history. He includes … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Basil Seal Rides Again, Newspapers | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Waugh and the Clothes Press

Profile in Hatred: Evelyn Waugh and Robert Byron

Biographer and literary critic Jeffrey Meyers has written a biographical profile of travel writer Robert Byron, with particular reference to the mutual hate – love – hate relationship between Byron and Evelyn Waugh. This appears in the online journal The … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Biographies, Evelyn Waugh Studies, Newspapers | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Profile in Hatred: Evelyn Waugh and Robert Byron

Italian Biographical Sketch of Waugh

The Italian online religious journal Radio Spada has published a feature-length illustrated article containing a thumbnail biography of Evelyn Waugh. This is by Luca Fumagalli who frequently writes on English literary subjects generally and Waugh specifically in that paper. The … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Biographies, Newspapers | Tagged , | Comments Off on Italian Biographical Sketch of Waugh

Scott-King’s Modern Latin

In these days of preparation for the resumption of schooling in some form, The Epoch Times has posted an article asking whether parents should be signing up their children for Latin lessons. This is written by Jeff Minick, who opens … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Newspapers, Scott-King's Modern Europe | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Scott-King’s Modern Latin

A Buyer’s Market for Quennell and Connolly

Duncan McLaren has aded another article about Evelyn Waugh’s interest in Anthony Powell’s novel cycle Dance to the Music of Time. In this one, Evelyn and Nancy Mitford continue their discussion of Powell’s books, focussing on the second in the … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Discussions, Humo(u)r, Vile Bodies | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Peter Quennell: Reviewer and Rival

Two recent articles by Duncan McLaren have been devoted to Peter Quennell. Waugh had developed a particular dislike of Quennell (similar to that he had of other literary critics such as Alan Pryce-Jones and Edmund Wilson). The acquaintanceship between Waugh … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Festivals, Newspapers, Rossetti: His Life and Works | Tagged , | 3 Comments

New Yorker’s “Waugh Stories”

The New Yorker has reposted its 2007 article entitled “Waugh Stories”. This apparently began life as a review of Alexander Waugh’s 2004 book Fathers and Sons but grew into something more ambitious in which the reviewer Joan Acocella launches into … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Waugh, Articles, Auberon Waugh, Black Mischief, Newspapers | Tagged , , | Comments Off on New Yorker’s “Waugh Stories”