Category Archives: Humo(u)r

Exploding Scotland

In a post on the website Catholicism.org, Dr Robert Hickson offers another in his series of annotated Evelyn Waugh passages. In this case he posts a copy of Waugh’s 1942 letter to his wife about the demolition of Lord Glasgow’s … Continue reading

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Brideshead at the Mille Miglia

Columnist and humorist writing as Don Alphonso reports in the weblog of the German paper Der Welt about his visit to this year’s Mille Miglia Storica event in Italy. This is an annual vintage car rally based on an auto … Continue reading

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Tom Wolfe 1930-2018

American novelist, Tom Wolfe, died earlier this week. He will probably be best remembered for his innovative journalism of the 1960s, 70s and 80s but he also branched into fiction with a satirical novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, in … Continue reading

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Message to Milligan

The following quote said to be taken from a volume of Letters of Note appeared recently in a Twitter post retweeted from 2015: The comic Spike Milligan had great admiration for Evelyn Waugh. Whether this was reciprocated in any way must … Continue reading

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Yugoslavia and Ishmaelia

Dr Robert Hickson has posted another of his “essays” on Waugh’s life and works on the weblog catholicism.org. These should not be mistaken for religious dicussions but are rather compilations of writings from Waugh’s works or memoirs of his contemporaries … Continue reading

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Yes, You Have No Bananas

The Toronto Globe and Mail has an opinion article entitled: “Shakespeare’s children: Should artists have kids?” This is by writer Tom Rachman (best known for his novel The Imperfectionists) and opens with this: After years of grey deprivation during the … Continue reading

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Too Much #MeToo?: Bring Back Bron

In a recent issue of the Spectator, Matthew Parris longs for the return of Auberon Waugh. Parris feels that Auberon’s humorous approach to controversial matters is needed to bring some balance and reason to the debate over women’s rights in … Continue reading

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Mr Trump Puts Out More Flags

The Washington Post earlier this week revealed that Donald Trump was planning a huge military parade like those previously mounted following the victorious end of a war. In response, one of their columnists (Dana Milbank) suggests what Trump needs is … Continue reading

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Story from The Isis; Tweets from 1939

Oxford’s literary magazine The Isis has reprinted a story it published by Evelyn Waugh. This was his first and apparently his only story published in that journal, but it was followed by several in Cherwell, according to Ann Pasternak Slater’s … Continue reading

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Waughs in Spectator Books of the Year

The Spectator is publishing its annual list of Books of the Year selected by various writers. Among the choices in this week’s column is this one by journalist Lewis Jones, who writes for both the Spectator and the Telegraph: I … Continue reading

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