Category Archives: Helena

Virtual Book Launch for Helena

The Oxford University Press and Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project have announced a virtual book launch for the publication of Helena. The book (volume 11 of the Complete Works) will be published next month in the UK, with North … Continue reading

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Helena Reviewed in Italian

The Italian religious news website Radio Spada has published a review of Waugh’s novel Helena. Ā An Italian translation of the novel was published as Elena: la madre dell’imperatoreĀ in 2002, but this review is not related to that publication, aside from … Continue reading

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Waugh and the 1945 General Election

Waugh returned to England via Italy from his assignment in Yugoslavia on 15 March 1945. He devoted the last few weeks in Italy to stirring up opposition to the new Communist regime of Marshall Tito. He spent most of the … Continue reading

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Waugh’s V-E Day

Milena Borden has forwarded the following article to commemorate the 75th anniversary of V-E Day as experienced by Evelyn Waugh: A few days before the Victory in Europe (V-E Day), which marked the formal end of Hitlerā€™s war, Waugh was … Continue reading

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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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New Volume of CWEW Announced: Helena, v. 11

The Oxford University Press has posted the next volume of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. This is his 1950 novel Helena which will appear as volume 11 in November. The OUP descripton is posted on their website. Here’s an … Continue reading

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Dog Days Roundup

–Musician Johnny Greenwood, composer and lead guitarist of the veteran rockband Radiohead, was recently interviewed by the Times newspaper. In answer to their request to identify his favorite writer he again named Evelyn Waugh and declared Sword of Honour as … Continue reading

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Bastille Day Roundup

–Veteran British actor Freddie Jones died earlier this week at the age of 91. Both the Times and the Daily Telegraph mention his portrayal of Corporal-Major Ludovic in the BBC’s 1967 three-part adaptation of Sword of Honor as his first … Continue reading

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End-of-the-Month Roundup

–Today’s New York Times has an article about people who choose to have portraits of their houses painted rather than photographed: While landscape portraiture became a common endeavor for artists centuries ago, homes were rarely the principal subjects of the … Continue reading

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New Betjeman Collection

The Sunday TimesĀ has previewed a new collection of previously unpublished poems by Waugh’s friend John Betjeman, some of which have fairly explicit homosexual themes. The collection is entitled Harvest Bells and will be published later this month: A newly discovered … Continue reading

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