Category Archives: Work Suspended

Max Mosley 1940-2021 R.I.P.

The death was announced yesterday of Max Mosley, best remembered as the head of Formula One racing, who sorted it out during his tenure. He is also well known as the son of Diana Mitford and her second husband Oswald … Continue reading

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War Trilogy: Fake Novels and an Anniversary

In the latest issue of TLS, D J Taylor has written an essay on what he calls “Made-up Stories” or fake novels. What reminded him of the genre (if that’s what it is) was his recent re-reading of Anthony Powell’s … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Atwaters

Duncan McLaren has posted an article about an interesting crossover between novels of Evelyn Waugh and Anthony Powell. On Waugh’s side this appears in Work Suspended (written 1939/published 1942) in which the minor character of Arthur Atwater appears. The connection … Continue reading

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80th Anniversary of WWII

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the beginning of WWII when Nazi Germany invaded Poland. The attack fulfilled Evelyn Waugh’s expectations that a war was imminent after Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact the previous week. See … Continue reading

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Roundup: The Walrus and the Waugh Scholars

–Duncan McLaren has added a new article to his Evelyn Waugh website relating to three of the first volumes of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Precocious Waughs (v.30), Essays, Articles and Reviews 1922-1934¬†(v.26), and A Little Learning (v.19). He … Continue reading

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Latest EW Studies Features New Views of Brideshead

The latest issue of the Society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies has been published (Number 48.3, Winter 2017). The lead article, Brideshead Rearranged: Charm, Grace, and Waugh‚Äôs Building of Worlds, by Grazie Sophia Christie, is the winner of the 2017 John … Continue reading

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Waugh on Father’s Day

On the occasion of Father’s Day, in the San Diego Reader, a free distribution weekly newspaper, columnist Matthew Lickona has picked through¬†his previous articles for those relating to fatherhood. This one from 1997¬†cites one of Waugh’s more neglected writings: …In … Continue reading

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More Laycock Presentation Copies on Offer

Peter Harrington Books has listed an offering of two more of Waugh’s presentation copies to Robert and Angela Laycock. See earlier post. One is a copy of Work Suspended¬†(first edition limited to 500 copies,1942) presented to Angela with the note … Continue reading

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D J Taylor on Open Book

The BBC Radio 4 Open Book episode broadcast today promised a guide to the works of Evelyn Waugh. This¬†was offered in the form of presenter Mariella Frostrup’s interview of novelist and critic D J Taylor. Frostrup opened with a mention … Continue reading

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Present-Day BYP Reviews Waugh Books

A blogger going by the “nom du net” of The Posh Gurl¬† (real name H.R. Hardy) spent the past month reading and reviewing books by Waughs. She began with Auberon Waugh’s The Foxglove Saga¬†(1960) which she found a great study … Continue reading

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