Category Archives: Vile Bodies

4th of July Roundup

–The website LitHub.com has a story about a proposal by the former royal couple Harry and Meghan to Netflix for what sounds like a prequel to Great Expectations. Should that fail to be commissioned, the LitHub reporter Janet Manley has … Continue reading

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Roundup (Exhibits and a Lecture)

–The Historical Association (Richmond & Twickenham Branch) has announced a lecture later this year that may be of interest to our London area readers: Takes Place: 28th September 2023 Time: 8pm Venue: Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant St, Richmond TW9 Description: a fascinating … Continue reading

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Mary Quant: R I P (1930-2023)

The Spanish language fashion magazine S Moda has published a retrospective article on the life and career of fashion designer Mary Quant on the occasion of her recent death. It contains a reference to the relationship of her husband Alexander … Continue reading

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St Patricks Day Roundup

–The  current issue of The Critic magazine has the latest effort to revive the works of novelist Henry Green. This is in an article entitled “An off-kilter visionary” by Alexander Larman. The article prominently cites Waugh’s on and off relationship … Continue reading

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Roundup: Country Houses and Leisurely Lunches

–An essay entitled “‘The Ancient Lore’ of Brideshead Revisited” written by Ianto Fox has been posted on the internet. Here’s an excerpt from the author’s description of its content: Nearly all commentary on Brideshead over the years has focused on the … Continue reading

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Waugh and Intermodernism

An academic article entitled “Intermodernism and the Ethics of Lateness in Evelyn Waugh and Harold Acton” and published in English Studies, v. 103, Number 6 (2022) has been posted on the internet. This is written by Allan Killner-Johnson, University of … Continue reading

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Roundup: From MoI to Antifa

–University of London has posted a history of Senate House, a large modern building on its campus near the British Museum. It housed the Ministry of Information (“MoI”) during WWII. Waugh features in the discussion: Literary descriptions of Senate House … Continue reading

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Gerhardie, Waugh and Boyd

Novelist William Boyd has written an essay for The Spectator about the influence of William Gerhardie’s novels on several British novelists of the interwar period. It is entitled “Evelyn Waugh’s sincerest form of flattery.” Here’s an excerpt from the beginning: … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh Studies, No. 53.1 (Spring 2022)

The latest issue of  the society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies has been distributed to the members and is now posted at this link. Here is a description of the contents as set forth in the cover letter: 1. Thomas J. … Continue reading

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Arnold Bennett Revival ?

Simon Heffer writing in the Daily Telegraph reconsiders the career and reputation of Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), an early supporter of Evelyn Waugh. The article opens with this: Despite the literary achievement of Arnold Bennett, generations have now grown up unaware … Continue reading

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