Category Archives: Decline and Fall

Decline and Fall on Public TV

The recent BBC TV adaptation of Waugh’s comic novel Decline and Fall is now being shown on some Public TV channels in the USA. This seems to be a matter of local rather than national coverage.  The three-episode series starts … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Decline and Fall, Television | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Early September Roundup

There is a diverse field of material covered in this latest roundup gathered from the last two weeks: —Quadrant Magazine, an Australian cultural journal, carries on its website a droll pleading (tongue lodged in cheek) from Tony Thomas that Decline … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Brideshead Revisited, Decline and Fall, Humo(u)r, Newspapers, Ninety-Two Days, Put Out More Flags, Scoop, Sword of Honour, Television Programs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roundup: Hat Trick in The Spectator

There is a diverse assortment of cites to Waugh’s works this week, with The Spectator scoring a hat trick in its various editions: —The Spectator has a review of a new book that attacks “modernist” architecture. The book is entitled … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Photography & Sculpture, Auberon Waugh, Decline and Fall, Essays, Articles & Reviews, Evelyn Waugh, Helena, Newspapers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Anthonys

The current issue of the London Review of Books has an essay by Prof Perry Anderson on Anthony Powell.  This considers the recent biography of Powell by Hilary Spurling and morphs into a longer critical consideration of Powell’s works. It is … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Academia, Black Mischief, Catholicism, Decline and Fall, Newspapers, Scoop, Sword of Honour, Vile Bodies | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Tale of Two Anthonys

Midwinter Thoughts in Australia

This week was winter solstice in Australia and, in connection with that time of darkness and depression, the Sydney Morning Herald ran an article about suicide. The article, by David Astle, opened with this: Evelyn Waugh walked down to the … Continue reading

Posted in A Little Learning, Decline and Fall, Evelyn Waugh, Letters, Newspapers | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Midwinter Thoughts in Australia

Spring Issue of Evelyn Waugh Studies Available

The Spring 2018 issue of the Society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies is now available. This is issue 49.1. The contents and abstracts of articles are set forth below. A complete copy of this issue is available here: ARTICLES Milena Borden, … Continue reading

Posted in A Little Learning, Complete Works, Decline and Fall, Evelyn Waugh Studies, Love Among The Ruins, Vile Bodies | Tagged , | Comments Off on Spring Issue of Evelyn Waugh Studies Available

Early Summer Roundup: Promotions and Lists

Hertford College, Oxford, has prepared a gallery of its illustrious alumni for use on its promotional website. Waugh is the youngest of the 12 Old Hertfordians included. The unattributed entry is a well-presented summary of his writing career. It begins … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Brideshead Revisited, Decline and Fall, Newspapers, Put Out More Flags, Rossetti: His Life and Works, Vile Bodies | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Early Summer Roundup: Promotions and Lists

Evelyn Waugh and Simon Raven

In his Daily Mail weblog, Peter Hitchens wonders whether the popularity of the recent BBC series on the Jermy Thorpe scandal might presage a revival of the Alms for Oblivion novels by one of his favorite under-read authors, Simon Raven: … Continue reading

Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Decline and Fall, Evelyn Waugh, Newspapers, Vile Bodies | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Evelyn Waugh and Simon Raven

Roundup: Eating with Waugh

The Daily Telegraph has a profile of the London fish restaurant Wilton’s on Jermyn Street in St James’s. It is to fish what Rules is to meat, and Waugh is associated with both of them. According to the Telegraph: The … Continue reading

Posted in Decline and Fall, London, Sword of Honour | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Roundup: Eating with Waugh

Roundup: Vile Media

The magazine GQ India had an article about Asian-based novels satirizing Asian-based rich people. This opens with a reference to one of Waugh’s novels: It is an unassailable truth that where there is money, a thinly veiled roman-à-clef documenting the … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Academia, Collections, Decline and Fall, Edmund Campion, Evelyn Waugh, Newspapers, Vile Bodies | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Roundup: Vile Media