Category Archives: Non-fiction

MLK Weekend Roundup

–The independent book publisher Sutherland House has posted a brief article entitled “Why Waugh Drank”. This is by Kenneth Whyte and begins with a quote from Waugh’s diary (8 Dec 1924, pp. 189-90) about a drink-fueled Oxford day spent in … Continue reading

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New Issue of Evelyn Waugh Studies Posted

A new issue of Evelyn Waugh Studies, the Society’s journal, has been posted. This is vol 54.2 (Autumn 2023). Here is the summary by the Society’s Secretary Jamie Collinson: I write to provide you with Evelyn Waugh Studies 54.2 which I can … Continue reading

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Christmas 2023 Roundup

–An article posted by the Duke University Center for the Study of the Public Domain has announced that beginning in January 2024, some books written by Evelyn Waugh will be out of copyright protection in the United States. Here’s an … Continue reading

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Advent Roundup

–The religious website Thinking Faith has posted an essay by Gerard Kilroy, who is, inter alia, co-editor of the recently published volume of Edmund Campion in the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. In this essay, Kilroy explains in some detail the … Continue reading

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Roundup: Rereading Black Mischief

–A recent column of The Times “Rereading” series contains a brief essay on Waugh’s 1932 comic novel Black Mischief. The column, published in today’s edition, is by Will Lloyd. Here’s the opening: One afternoon in the absurdly early Thirties, Evelyn … Continue reading

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Roundup: More Letters and a Radio Adaptation

–Another batch of Waugh’s letters have been auctioned recently. These consisted of communications with his bookbinders Sangorski & Sutcliffe regarding special bindings for his own library and presentation copies. These were recently sold by the auction house RR Auction in … Continue reading

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Roundup: Anniversaries, Flemings and Nature Writing

–A feature length article in the religious journal Crisis Magazine marks the anniversary of Waugh’s conversion to Roman Catholicism on 29 September 1930. This is written by S A McCarthy and entitled “The Curmudgeonly Catholic: Three Life Lessons from Evelyn … Continue reading

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Late September Roundup

–A recent issue of the Financial Times carries a story of the impact of Evelyn Waugh and his contemporaries on the latest mens fashions. Here’s an excerpt: This season, menswear has embraced the gimlet-tinged mood of Cecil Beaton’s diaries, the … Continue reading

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Roundup: From Addis to Epstein

—The Reporter, an Ethiopian English-language journal, has identified the wholesale modernization of the country’s capital Addis Ababa as a matter of cultural concern.  Here are the opening paragraphs: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s enigmatic capital, is undergoing a makeover that’s as controversial … Continue reading

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Bastille Day Roundup

—Architectural Review has reposted its June 1930 article by Evelyn Waugh about the buildings of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. Some of this was included in Waugh’s  contemporaneous travel book Labels, but the magazine article appears to be more fully illustrated. … Continue reading

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