Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Plashy fen and leprechaun-flavoured wine

Waugh scored a twofer in last week’s Telegraph with citations relating to both nature and food writing. On March 30, Waugh’s parody of nature writing in Scoop is cited by Robert MacfarlaneĀ in an interview as an example of what that … Continue reading

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D.J.Taylor Cites Waugh to Rebut Fears of E-Book Threat to Novel

In a recent Independent on Sunday column (“Ebook apartheid: Fay Weldon calls on writers to adapt their style for technology,” 8 March 2015), critic and novelist D.J. Taylor addresses an argument by fellow novelist Fay Weldon. At the Bath Literary … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh and Catch-22

Today’s Guardian adds Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel Catch-22 to its list of the 100 Best Novels, joining Scoop which was named in an earlier article. The article explains that Robert Gottlieb, the book’s editor at Simon & Schuster, triedĀ to obtain … Continue reading

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Memoir of EWS’s Honorary President Published

David Lodge, the Society’s Honorary President, has written the first volume of his memoirs. This was published in the UK this week under the title Quite a Good Time to Be Born: A Memoir, 1935-1975. An international edition is promised … Continue reading

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London Papers Report Burning of “Scoop” Hotel in Addis Abba

The London papers today reported that a hotel in Addis Abba described in Waugh’s writings was badly damaged in a fire. See Daily Mail (“Fire guts Ethiopian hotel made famous by ‘Scoop’”). Ā Similar stories appeared in the Daily Telegraph and … Continue reading

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The Flytes Appear in Guardian’s “Families in Literature” Series

The Guardian newspaper is this week running a series of articles on “Families in Literature.” Yesterday’s article, by Moira Redmond, is devoted to the Flyte family in Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. Redmond focuses on the familiar theme that Sebastian is using … Continue reading

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Waugh Cited Among Writers’ Christmas Diary Entries

Yesterday’s Independent on Sunday cites several diary entries from English writers, dating back to Samuel Pepys in 1662, in which they describe how they spent Christmas. Waugh’s diary for 25 December 1924 is among those quoted. This was his first … Continue reading

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NYT Includes Waugh in World Religion Special

This week’s New York Times Book Review is a special edition devoted to the subject of world religion. They asked several authors to recommend novels with religious themes. Ā Novelist and literary journalist Christopher Beha offered the following recommendation for Waugh’s … Continue reading

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Major Study of Waugh’s War Trilogy Published

Two well-known Waugh scholars have collaborated on a detailed study of Waugh’s War Trilogy. Their long-awaited work,Ā In the Picture: The Facts Behind the Fiction in Evelyn Waugh’s “Sword of Honor,” was recently published by Editions Rodopi B.V. (Amsterdam and New … Continue reading

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Sword of Honour Among Telegraph’s Best War and History Books

Waugh’s Sword of Honour Trilogy was listed by the Daily Telegraph earlier this year among “Best War and History Books of All Time.”Ā The list consisted of 35 books, including both fiction and history in English and translation. Here is the … Continue reading

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