Category Archives: Ronald Knox

Ronald Knox, Prose Stylist

In a review of the recent collection of articles Ronald Knox, A Man for All Seasons (see earlier post), Washington journalist Matthew Walther declares Knox to be the greatest English prose stylist of his time (P G Wodehouse excepted). Several … Continue reading

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Waugh in Reviews

The Prufrock column in this week’s Weekly Standard magazine contains this reference to the new book Ronald Knox: A Man for All Seasons, with a link to a review of the book: The Catholic priest Ronald Knox made a deep … 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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Ronald Knox Revival

This week’s issue of The Spectator reviews¬†a new collection of Ronald Knox’s works. This is entitled Ronald Knox: A Man for All Seasons¬†and is edited by Francesca Bugliana Knox, who is related to Knox by marriage. See earlier post about … Continue reading

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Macaskie Twins Surface at London Book Launch

A posting on the Ronald Knox Society of North America website describes a book launch in London earlier this week. The book is edited by Francesca¬†Knox and is entitled Ronald Knox: A Man for All Seasons. It is a collection … Continue reading

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Waugh in Oxford News

Waugh figures in an article in the newspaper Catholic World Report written by a Roman Catholic Rhodes Scholar about her recent experiences as a student in Oxford. She mentions numerous Roman Catholic churches still active in Oxford outside the university … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Eton Envy

Commonweal magazine in its current issue has a review of Adam Sisman’s biography of novelist John le Carre. The review is by Jeffrey Meyers who has also written biographies of ¬†several literary figures. Waugh features¬†in the review in connection¬†with le … Continue reading

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Waugh at Chatsworth

The Yorkshire Post has a story about an exhibit at Chatsworth House of Cecil Beaton’s photographs. The photos themselves are mostly from Southebys but the subjects of these photos are visitors to Chatsworth.¬†One of the photos is of Evelyn Waugh. … Continue reading

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Waugh Quoted in New Westminster Hymnal

A quote from Evelyn Waugh’s 1959 biography of Ronald Knox¬†is printed as a sort of epigram at the beginning of a new¬†edition¬†of the New Westminster Hymnal (originally published in 1939). The hymnal contains Roman Catholic versions of hymns used in … Continue reading

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First Edition of Brideshead to be Auctioned

Today’s papers report that a¬†rare pre-publication copy of Brideshead Revisited belonging to the late Duchess of Devonshire (born Deborah Mitford) will be auctioned by Southeby’s. ¬†Here is the story from the Guardian: The items include a true first edition of … Continue reading

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