Category Archives: Black Mischief

Penguin Promotes Waugh

Penguin Books, Waugh’s UK paperback publisher since the 1930s, has posted an article by literary journalist John Self about Waugh’s works, most of which are in print in Penguin editions (including some volumes of the attractive 2011 hardback series). The … Continue reading

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Wanted: Comic Novelists

Writing in the UK-based magazine The Critic, Alexander Larman bemoans the lack of comic novels in today’s literary marketplace. This is in an article entitled “Where is the Waugh or Wodehouse of our time? Comic writing: light distraction or social mirror?” … Continue reading

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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

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Waugh Things First

The religion and public policy journal First Things has posted two articles with discussions of works written by Evelyn Waugh: –The first is a review of a novel by Randy Boyagoda entitled Original Prin that has been described as a … Continue reading

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D J Taylor on the Roman-à-Clef

In this week’s TLS, D J Taylor has contributed an essay in the Freelance column entitled “Write who you know: Ending up in a roman-à-clef.” This begins with a discussion of the four post-war novels written by William Cooper, starting … Continue reading

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Roundup

—The Middle East and North African Financial News (posting as MENAFN) has a story that explains how the end of empire led to rising inequality in Britain that helped the Leave campaign to prevail in the Brexit vote. Among the … 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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Waugh in the North

Three country houses in the north of England, all with Waugh connections, are about to hold events that may be of interest: –This weekend at Stonyhurst College, a Jesuit boarding school in Lancashire, there will be a Festival of Literature … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Roundup

–A new biography has been written of Lord Beaverbrook, primary model for Lord Copper in Waugh’s novel Scoop. This is reviewed by Richard Davenport-Hines in the current TLS. The review opens with this: There have been previous biographies of the … Continue reading

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New Academic Journal Features Article about Waugh and Parties

A new academic journal has been announced by H-Net.org (Humanities and Social Sciences Online). This is the Journal of Festive Studies. As explained in H-Net’s announcement releasing the first issue: Journal of Festive Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed title publishing … Continue reading

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