Category Archives: Essays, Articles & Reviews

Midweek Roundup

–The New York Times reviews a new book about Los Angeles. This is David Kipen’s anthology, Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018. According to the review this isn’t exactly a “rescue mission” for the much … Continue reading

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Martin Stannard to Lecture at Durham

Durham University has announced that Martin Stannard, Evelyn Waugh’s biographer and co-executive editor of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh, will lecture there early next year. His topic will be “Evelyn Waugh, America and Catholicism”. This will probably touch on … Continue reading

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A New Voice in Catholic America

The Catholic Herald has announced that it will soon begin publishing a weekly edition in the USA. In discussing this decision, William Cash, chairman of the Herald, takes the opportunity to consider the journal’s past accomplishments in the UK: Throughout … Continue reading

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Waugh: A Review and A Profile

In the latest issue of the Australian literary journal Quadrant, Mark McGinness reviews the first volume of Waugh’s collected journalism in v. 26 (Essays, Articles and Reviews 1922-1934) of OUP’s Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh edited by Prof Donat Gallagher. … Continue reading

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Mid-Month Roundup: Schoolroom Confusion

Our latest roundup starts with references to Waugh’s school days and ends with the 1970s Penguin reprints: —The Independent newspaper has published a list of what it considers the Top 10 examples of celebrities overlapping at the same school. Private … Continue reading

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Roundup: Hat Trick in The Spectator

There is a diverse assortment of cites to Waugh’s works this week, with The Spectator scoring a hat trick in its various editions: —The Spectator has a review of a new book that attacks “modernist” architecture. The book is entitled … Continue reading

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TLS Reviews Early CWEW Volumes

In the latest issue of TLS, Paula Byrne reviews the first five volumes of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. These were published over several months late last year and early this. Byrne is the author, inter alia, of what … Continue reading

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Terence Greenidge and Degenerate Oxford?

Peter Harrington Booksellers in London are listing a copy of the 1930 book by Terence Greenidge entitled Degenerate Oxford? A Critical Study of Modern University Life. He is also credited with several later books in his Wikipedia entry, including fiction, poetry … Continue reading

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Waugh and Fake News

The Mexican newspaper Milenio, which is published in several editions in all the major Mexican cities, has printed a feature length article on Evelyn Waugh. This is by Danubio Torres Fierro and is entitled “Las fake news según Evelyn Waugh” … Continue reading

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U and Non-U in TLS

The U and Non-U debate about social class distinctions that raged (if that’s the correct word) in the 1950s has resurfaced in the TLS. This appears in its N.B. column that is written by J. C. (believed to be James … Continue reading

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