Category Archives: A Handful of Dust

Presidents’ Day Roundup

–The New York Public Library is celebrating its 125th anniversary and has used the occasion to ask its staff to choose the best 125 books for adult reading published during its lifetime. One of those selected is Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited … Continue reading

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Waugh on Valentine’s Day

A website offering varying forms of love letters that might be sent by a prospective suitor includes one that Evelyn Waugh sent to his second wife. This is in TheLily.com (a Washington Post affiliate): 4. Write short, and don’t be … Continue reading

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Pre-Valentine Roundup

–Duncan McLaren has added a new Waugh chum in his descriptions of “visitors” to the Castle Howard Brideshead Festival. This is Patrick Balfour who was a friend of Waugh from his Oxford days. They remained friends until Waugh’s death. Balfour … Continue reading

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A Different View of A Handful of Dust

The Italian online religious newspaper Radio Spada has posted an article reviewing Waugh’s novel A Handful of Dust. This is by Luca Fumagalli who has previously written about Waugh’s work. See previous posts. He begins his article with this: Released … Continue reading

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Roundup: Labels Reattached

–The weblog Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings contains a review of Waugh’s early travel book Labels. This is a thoughtful critique of an often overlooked book: This is certainly no saccharine account of a trip round pretty places; if Waugh dislikes a … Continue reading

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Reading Dickens in the Jungle, et al.

–An article has been posted on Academia.edu entitled “Reading Dickens in the Jungle: A Handful of Dust and Mr Pip.” This is by Alessandro Vescovi, professor of English at the Università degli Studi di Milano (University of Milan). It previously appeared … Continue reading

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Year End Roundup

—The Australian has a story headed by a photo of Evelyn Waugh.  The story is by Greg Harrison and is entitled “Our prime ministers need a holiday–and time to read a novel for pleasure.” After noting his disagreement with those who … Continue reading

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Waugh in Slovenia

Waugh’s novel Scoop has recently been published in Slovenian, the language spoken in what was once the northernmost province of former Yugoslavia.  The translation is by Dušanka Zabukovec who also wrote an Introduction. The book is published by Cankarjeva založba, … Continue reading

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Early October Roundup

–In the current issue of TLS, writer Henry Hitchins reviews the two recent collections of the writings of Auberon Waugh. The review, entitled “Like a fine whine”, opens with this: “Looking back over my career to date, and at all … Continue reading

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Croatian Version of A Handful of Dust

The Zagreb-based publisher Mozaik Knjiga has issued a Croatian translation of Waugh’s novel A Handful of Dust. The Croatian title is Pregršt prašine and the translator is Petra Mrduljaš. The book is reviewed in the weekly Croatian national news magazine Nacional … Continue reading

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