Category Archives: Edmund Campion

Roundup: Vile Media

The magazine GQ India had an article about Asian-based novels satirizing Asian-based rich people. This opens with a reference to one of Waugh’s novels: It is an unassailable truth that where there is money, a thinly veiled roman-à-clef documenting the … Continue reading

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Waugh-Themed Visit to Campion Hall

One of our contributors (Milena Borden) made a visit last week to Campion Hall in Oxford. Here is her report: The Secretary, Sarah Grey, arranged an appointment for me with Professor Peter Davidson who is the Senior Research Fellow and … Continue reading

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Waugh as Biographer, Up to a Point

In this week’s Spectator, the lead book review (“Biography is a thoroughly reprehensible genre”) is by Roger Lewis. In this, he describes a book by James Atlas entitled The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer’s Tale. Atlas is a literary … Continue reading

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Private Chapels (More)

In a recent post we mentioned a newly built Roman Catholic private chapel at Culham Court near Henley in which regular services are held. The Catholic Herald has an article this week by Sarah Crofts about several more such private … Continue reading

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Essay re Waugh’s Edmund Campion Posted

Gerard Kilroy has posted an essay in which he traces Waugh’s inspiration for his book Edmund Campion and its publishing history. Kilroy is author of a recent biography of Edmund Campion and co-editor of the OUP’s projected Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh volume … Continue reading

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Russian Article on Waugh Available Online

Waugh scholar Irina Kabanova has written an article entitled “Evelyn Waugh and the USA”. This was published in December 2016 in the Russian language journal Literatura Dvukh Amerik (Literature of the Two Americas). It is now available online at this … Continue reading

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Sheed and Ward and Waugh

The Catholic Register, based in Toronto, has published a background story on Frank Sheed, who was a founder of the publishing house Sheed and Ward, among whose authors was Evelyn Waugh. The story begins: Born in Australia in 1897, Frank … Continue reading

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Campion Hall Takes Part in Complete Works Edition

The October issue of Campion News, the newsletter of Campion Hall, Oxford, has announced its participation in the OUP’s Complete Works of Waugh project: The recognised authority on Edmund Campion, Professor Gerard Kilroy, Senior Research Fellow at the Hall, is … Continue reading

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Waugh in the Papers

There are references to Waugh and his works in several major newspapers. In The Weekend Australian, an article in their opinion section urged Brits, Yanks and Aussies to stop blaming voters they view as irredeemably dim for results such as Brexit, Trump and, in … Continue reading

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“Two Lives” Reviewed

Waugh’s biographies of two Roman Catholic priests (Edmund Campion and Ronald Knox) were published as a single volume entitled Two Lives in 2002. A paperback edition was issued in 2005. Both editions were published by Continuum International Publishing, an independent academic press … Continue reading

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