Category Archives: Put Out More Flags

Michaelmas Roundup

–Several religious journals carry a story by George Weigel about the elimination of the Papal States in the 19th century as part of Italy’s reunification. The article, as published in the interfaith journal First Things, opens with this: Evelyn Waugh’s … Continue reading

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Evelyn’s Last Dance

Duncan McLaren has posted two articles in his Brideshead Festival series in which Evelyn Waugh ponders the contents of the last two volumes of Anthony Powell’s Dance to the Music of Time. These are Temporary Kings (1973) and Hearing Secret … Continue reading

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Labor Day Roundup

–Sebastian Payne writing in the Financial Times describes a non-boring dinner party of his own contrivance. The venue will be Riley’s Fish Shack at Tynemouth on the northeast coast of England and the chef will be Adam Riley, apparently owner … Continue reading

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Dog Days Roundup: 18 August 2020

–Writing in a recent issue of the Daily Telegraph, literary journalist Jane Shilling bemoans the early reaction of the publishing industry to the coronavirus lockdown. In a period when reading and cooking were two of the activities the “lockdownees” could … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Politics in Fiction and Real Life

Writer and historian Minoo Dinshaw, author of the recently published biography of Steven Runciman, has written an article for Catholic Herald which traces Waugh’s political views through the characters in his novels. It is entitled “Forewaughned” and begins with this: … Continue reading

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End-of-July Roundup

—The Economist magazine’s 1843 section has an article by Catherine Nixey entitled: “The death of nostalgia”. It is subtitled: “People used to pine for a simpler life. Now they’ve got it – and it’s not all it’s cracked up to … Continue reading

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Waugh Transformed

Simon Heffer in the Daily Telegraph has written an article entitled “How the Second World War transformed British literature”. The subject is a good bit more narrow than the title suggests. In fact, he considers primarily how WWII transformed the … Continue reading

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Not Wanted: Coronavirus Novels (At Least, Not Yet)

In the latest issue of Literary Review, literary critic and novelist D J Taylor has an article entitled “Why I Won’t Be Writing a Coronavirus Novel”. This begins with his fears that some half baked ideas may already be forming … Continue reading

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Roundup: Audrey Lucas and More

–Duncan Mclaren has added more information to his website concerning Waugh’s friendship with actress and writer Audrey Lucas. This takes the form of an imagined interview of Audrey by Nancy Mitford in advance of the now postponed Brideshead Festival at … Continue reading

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Slightly Foxed Podcast Posted: “The Ordeal of Evelyn Waugh”

The podcast produced by Slightly Foxed magazine mentioned in a previous post has now been posted. Here’s the link. Alexander Waugh and Selina Hastings are the guest panelists. A summary and cites to mentions of several works by and about … Continue reading

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