Category Archives: Decline and Fall

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Waugh Underground

The digital/print magazine Mental Floss has reposted a 2016 story about Waugh’s contribution to the successful HBO TV series from the early 2000’s entitled Six Feet Under. This told the stories of a family in the funeral business. According to … Continue reading

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Waugh Watering Holes in the News

Two pubs associated with Evelyn Waugh’s life in the 1920-30s have recently been in the news: the Abingdon Arms in Beckley, Oxon., and the Fair View Inn in Llanddulas, North Wales. In  one case the news is good, in the … Continue reading

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Roundup: Six Novelists, Two of them Waughs

Maclean’s magazine has published an interview of Tom Rachman on the occsaion of the publication of a new novel, his third. This is entitled The Italian Teacher: “about an artist trying to find himself in the shadow of his painter … Continue reading

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