Category Archives: Unconditional Surrender/The End of the Battle

Céline, Muriel Spark and Lloyd Cole

Frederic Raphael is still best known for the TV adaptation of his own 1976 novel The Glittering Prizes, which is often compared with Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. Indeed, it is not too much to say that the popular and critical success … Continue reading

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Waugh and Tito

Standpoint magazine in its current issue has reprinted a letter from Milena Borden who is also one of our readers. She was commenting on an article in the magazine’s November issue as explained in her letter. Here is the text of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Roundup

A recent review in The Times of Tina Brown’s new book The Vanity Fair Diaries opens with this: “Where you see zippy, zesty lesbian Jewesses bubbling with new ideas, I see plodding, ill-mannered, bottomlessly earnest boobies . . . I do not … Continue reading

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Waugh Novel Among Abebooks’ 2017 Top Sellers

Abebooks has announced its highest priced books for 2017. A set of Waugh’s war trilogy came in at #16 and sold for $12,500. Here is the seller’s description: First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed Sword of Honour … Continue reading

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Joan Didion Reviews Sword of Honour

In an article posted on the website Acculturated, Nic Rowan discusses novelist and essayist Joan Didion’s early career of reviewing books for the National Review in the 1960s. Rowan claims that her later career cannot be fully understood without considering … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Little Problem

An article on the anti-abortion website LifeSite News considers descriptions of abortions in literature and notes, not surprisingly, that most of them are rather down beat. This is written by Jonathan Van Maren and is entitled “There are no happy … Continue reading

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Latest Evelyn Waugh Studies Available

The latest issue of the society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies has been issued. This is No. 48.1 (Spring 2017) and is available at this link. The contents are set out below: ARTICLES Et in Chatsworth Ego? by Peter J. Comerford Guy’s … Continue reading

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Play About Sonia Orwell Opens in London

Domenic Cavendish writing in the Daily Telegraph reviews a play entitled “Mrs Orwell” that opened recently in London. This is about Sonia Orwell, the secretary at Cyril Connolly’s Horizon magazine who married George Orwell a few weeks before his death. There … Continue reading

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Jonkers Issue Waugh Catalogue

Jonkers Books of Henley-on-Thames have issued a 70-page illustrated catalogue exclusively devoted to books and writings by Evelyn Waugh and his friends. Here’s a link to the online edition which is limited to books or other writings by Waugh or to which he … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Scarf

The Croatian newspaper Jutarnji Vijesti (Morning News) published in Zagreb has a longish article about Waugh’s career in Yugoslavia in WWII and his connections with that country afterwards. The story opens with a description of a silk scarf on display in Rijeka. This … Continue reading

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