Category Archives: Brideshead Revisited

Presidents Day Roundup

–Ben Dowell reviews  a new TV serial about Coco Chanel’s life in wartime Paris. The title of the review tells much about the story: “New Look Review–Nice Dresses: Coco Chanel–pity about the Nazi boyfriend”. The article in Saturday’s Times newspaper … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day Roundup

—The American Spectator has posted a story that analogizes an American political phenomenon to an Evelyn Waugh novel. Here are the opening paragraphs of the story entitled “The Heartbreak of the Brideshead Republicans” by Karl Pfefferkorn: If you are a … Continue reading

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End of January Roundup

–The BBC has reported an exhibit that may be of interest: Much-loved teddy bears with their own unique stories have gone on public display. The cuddly toys are part of a new exhibition at the council-owned Oxfordshire Museum, in Woodstock, … Continue reading

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New Years Roundup

–The website LibraryThing.com has posted a review of the Folio Society editions of Black Mischief of which there have been three. Here’s the text: [Black Mischief] is a quite politically incorrect farce set in 1930 in the mythical country of … Continue reading

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Christmas 2023 Roundup

–An article posted by the Duke University Center for the Study of the Public Domain has announced that beginning in January 2024, some books written by Evelyn Waugh will be out of copyright protection in the United States. Here’s an … Continue reading

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Pre-Christmas Roundup

–The British Film Institute (BFI) has posted a copy of Evelyn Waugh’s 1924 silent film production The Scarlet Woman. I think the film was more a creation of Waugh’s Oxford friend Terrence Greenidge than Waugh himself, although Waugh seems to … Continue reading

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Roundup: Kitsch, Photos and a War

–Last week, a group of Waugh scholars convened by Zoom.com to listen to and discuss a talk by Professor Taichi Koyama on the subject Waugh and Kitsch. Here’s a description of Prof. Koyama’s presentation: Evelyn Waugh’s novels, from the earlier … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Roundup

–James Marriott writing in The Times offers some thoughts on the new film Saltburn (mentioned in several previous posts). Here’s an excerpt: …With the complacency characteristic of her class, Fennell [writer/director of film] never pauses to reflect that a person … Continue reading

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Roundup: a Film, a Warrior and a Hoax

—The Conversation has posted an article by literary scholar Christine Berberich, who teaches at the University of Portsmouth and is well known to members of the society through her writings and participation in its events. This latest essay explains the … Continue reading

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Roundup: Rereading Black Mischief

–A recent column of The Times “Rereading” series contains a brief essay on Waugh’s 1932 comic novel Black Mischief. The column, published in today’s edition, is by Will Lloyd. Here’s the opening: One afternoon in the absurdly early Thirties, Evelyn … Continue reading

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