Category Archives: Ronald Knox

Downside’s Future Threatened (Updated)

The current issue of The Spectator has an article about the future of the two remaining Benedictine order public schools in Britain. These are Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset. A combination of falling enrollments (Roman Catholics are … Continue reading

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Waugh and Religious Satire

Prof Terry Lindvall of Virginia Wesleyan University has written a book entitled God Mocks: A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert. In his broad survey, he gives some time to a brief consideration of the … Continue reading

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Henry Green, Enthusiasms, Tammy Faye, and Clarissa

The attempted revival of Henry Green’s works and reputation marches ever onward. The latest contribution is an article by Dominic Green (no likely relationship since Henry’s family name was Yorke) in the New Criterion. Green makes the case that Yorke … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: Somerset in the News

Most of our Waugh news in this week’s roundup come from or relates to the county of Somerset: An Australian radio program on the ABC network announces the upcoming TV series on the career of politician Jeremy Thorpe. This is … Continue reading

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Waugh Introduces New Edition of Greek Poetry

References to Waugh’s novels are used to introduce a review of the first volume of a new edition of The Greek AnthologyĀ published by Harvard University Press and The Loeb Library. The review is by HaydenĀ Pelliccia and appears in a recent … Continue reading

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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 singleĀ volume entitled Two Lives in 2002. A paperback edition was issued in 2005. Both editions wereĀ 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 reviewsĀ a new collection of Ronald Knox’s works. This is entitled Ronald Knox: A Man for All SeasonsĀ 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 FrancescaĀ Knox and is entitled Ronald Knox: A Man for All Seasons. It is a collection … Continue reading

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