Category Archives: Letters

Presidents Day Roundup

–An article in the current issue of Prospect Magazine wonders when contemporary writers will learn how to successfully incorporate text messages into fiction narratives. By way of background, the article by Jemma Slingo explains how Evelyn Waugh pioneered the technique … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Exhibit Features Waugh Memorabilia

The following report was prepared by Waugh Society member Milena Borden: P G Wodehouse: The Man and His Work introduces the Wodehouse archive acquired by the British Library in 2016 on a loan from his step-grandson Sir Edward Cazalet. This … 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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Something for the New Year

Constable has announced the publication later in the new year of a book by D J Taylor entitled Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature: 1939-51: Who were the Lost Girls? At least a dozen or so young women at large in … Continue reading

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The Waugh Before Christmas

–The Daily Mail includes Waugh in a Christmas quiz set by humorist Craig Brown. Here’s the question: 10) Match the Christmas with the participant: a) ‘The presents I got were — as always — far inferior in every way to … Continue reading

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Tatler Reopens U/Non-U Debate

A recent feature article in Tatler magazine reopens the ever popular discussion of English social class markers usually referred to as the U/Non-U debate originally sparked by an article by Nancy Mitford. This latest discussion is by Matthew Bell. Here … Continue reading

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Sunday Roundup: from Rails to Balls

–The new railroad line from Djibouti to Addis Ababa is featured in a recent illustrated story in the Irish Times. This project was financed by the Chinese and was placed into full operation earlier this year. The service is now … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Roundup

–Author William Giraldi contributed an essay to Commonweal magazine as part of a series in which Roman Catholic intellectuals explain why they have left or remained in the church. A Catholic from birth, his article was posted on the magazine’s … Continue reading

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Post-Election Roundup

Having recovered from the news deluge of the USA midterm elections, we can now return to coverage of matters Wavian: –The big story in British journalism earlier this week was Paul Dacre’s valedictory address as editor of the Daily Mail, … Continue reading

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And Yet More Letters

Literary biographer Zachary Leader is interviewed on the Book Marks page of the Literary Hub website. The second volume of his biography of Saul Bellow is published this week, and he has written the biography and edited the letters of Kingsley … Continue reading

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