Category Archives: A Tourist in Africa

“92 Days” Complete Works Edition Announced

The Oxford University Press has announced the UK publication date for its definitive edition of Waugh’s 1934 travel book Ninety-Two Days. This will appear in the UK on 25 February 2021, the same UK publication date as the previously-announced A … Continue reading

Posted in A Tourist in Africa, Academia, Complete Works, Evelyn Waugh Society, Ninety-Two Days, Oxford | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Tourist in Africa OUP Volume Announced

The Oxford University Press has announced the publication of another new volume in its Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project. This is A¬†Tourist in Africa (1960) and will be volume 25 in the series. Here’s the description from the OUP’s … Continue reading

Posted in A Tourist in Africa, Academia, Complete Works, Evelyn Waugh Society | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Cyril in Fiction: Roundup

–In his latest posting, Duncan Mclaren discusses yet another of Waugh’s friends. This time it is Cyril Connolly’s turn. McLaren looks at Cyril’s appearances in several of Waugh’s novels, at first obliquely as a name assigned to an unrelated character … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, A Tourist in Africa, Evelyn Waugh Studies, The Loved One, Unconditional Surrender/The End of the Battle | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Cyril in Fiction: Roundup

Another Tourist in Africa

What is probably Evelyn Waugh’s least read book is A Tourist in Africa (1960). Cyril Connolly proclaimed it to be “quite the thinnest piece of book-making which Mr Waugh has undertaken.” The hardback copies were remaindered after his death and … Continue reading

Posted in A Tourist in Africa, Newspapers | Tagged , | Comments Off on Another Tourist in Africa

The Art (and Power) of the Book Blurb

In the current issue of the TLS, DJ Taylor addresses in the “Freelance” column “blurb-writing” for book covers and promotional materials. He begins with a discussion of the various considerations brought to bear in composing a successful blurb. These are … Continue reading

Posted in A Tourist in Africa, Letters, Newspapers | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The Art (and Power) of the Book Blurb

Roundup: Fleabag and Brexit

—The Times earlier this week carried a review of an ongoing BBC TV series called Fleabag,¬†currently in its 2nd season. The review by Ann Marie Hourihane opens with this: God is what you‚Äôve got left when you‚Äôre done with sex; … Continue reading

Posted in A Tourist in Africa, Brideshead Revisited, Decline and Fall, Evelyn Waugh, Newspapers, Television Programs | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Roundup: Fleabag and Brexit

Waugh in Kenya

A French language weblog is in the process of posting a longer article entitled “The Happy Valley: Des Blancs au Kenya [Whites in Kenya]”. This contains, in part 2, a brief chapter on Evelyn Waugh’s contribution to the subject. The … Continue reading

Posted in A Tourist in Africa, Remote People | Tagged , | Comments Off on Waugh in Kenya

Waugh Novels in a New “Trilogy”

In a paper posted on the website¬†culturedvultures.com (described as¬†“a community dedicated to helping writers of all experiences and backgrounds to have their work seen and read”), Huw Saunders proposes a new “trilogy” of books about Africa. Two of the books … Continue reading

Posted in A Tourist in Africa, Black Mischief, Evelyn Waugh, Scoop | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Waugh Novels in a New “Trilogy”

Travelers’ Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was well known as a travel writer and two foreign newspapers have cited his work in their recent travel columns. In the Kenyan newspaper, Daily Nation, columnist John Fox pulled out an old, unread copy of Waugh’s last … Continue reading

Posted in A Tourist in Africa, Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh, Newspapers | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Travelers’ Waugh

A Norwegian Review of Waugh’s Career

The latest issue of Agenda Magasin (a Norwegian language journal) includes an extended esaay on the career of Evelyn Waugh and his literary¬†legacy in Norway. This is by¬†Ivar Dale and is written on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading

Posted in A Tourist in Africa, Anniversaries, Articles, Black Mischief, Brideshead Revisited, Essays, Articles & Reviews, Remote People, Sword of Honour, Television | Tagged , | 2 Comments