Category Archives: The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

“Mr Waugh’s Cities” Posted on Internet

A link to Prof Frank Kermode’s essay from Encounter magazine for November 1960 has been posted on the internet. This is entitled “Mr Waugh’s Cities” and is about Waugh’s views on religion as reflected in his fiction up to The … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Brexiteer?

In an article in the “pro-market” website Reaction, Alastair Benn considers why more artists do not support Britain’s exit from the EU. When he reviews where today’s writers come out on this subject, Evelyn Waugh’s name comes up: Although it might … Continue reading

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Pinfold Redux: Muriel Spark Centenary

Articles are appearing in advance of the centenary of novelist Muriel Spark which will be observed next Thursday (1 February). Scottish novelist Allan Massie has written an article in the i Newspaper in which he recalls her career and his … Continue reading

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Waugh Scholar at Oxford Literary Festival

Barbara Cooke, lecturer at Loughborough University and Executive Editor of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project will appear at the upcoming Oxford Literary Festival. Her subject will be Evelyn Waugh’s Oxford which is also the title of her new … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Christmas, 2017

Waugh is remembered in the Yuletide press this year in several stories. In a fashion blog basenote.net, the perfume Nuit de Noël is mentioned: when it comes to a real Christmas perfume, for me Caron set the standards way back … Continue reading

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Waugh Item Included in Vivien Leigh Sale

The Guardian has reported the sale of several items (including many books) from the estate of actress Vivien Leigh. The sale at Sotheby’s London on 26 September is occasioned by the recent death of her daughter, Suzanne Farrington. Leigh herself died … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Claret Phobia

London wine merchants Berry Bros & Rudd have posted on their internet site an article by Auberon Waugh about his father’s knowledge of wine. This originally appeared in their house journal Number Three St James’s Street for Spring 1986. They claim Evelyn … Continue reading

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Pinfold and the Paranormal

A  blogger posting as Truthspoon.com has made a detailed analysis of Evelyn Waugh’s novel The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold and compared the hallucinations described there with those reported by victims of alleged invasive electronic surveillance. According to the blogpost, Waugh’s novel: …gives a … Continue reading

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BBC to Rebroadcast Pinfold-Producing Interview

The BBC radio interview which contributed to Evelyn Waugh’s hallucinatory episodes described in The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold will be rebroadcast later this week. This episode of the Frankly Speaking series will be carried on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday, 29 April 2017 … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Sri Lankan Cubist

The Deccan Chronicle, an English-language paper based in Hyderabad, has published an article about a 20th century Sri Lankan artist little known in the West. This is George Keyt (1901-1993) who is described as a cubist, influenced by the works … Continue reading

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