Tag Archives: Aleteia

Roundup: A Handful of Quotes

–Writing in the London Review of Books about the Iranian armed drones being used by Russia against Ukraine, James Meek is reminded of similar weapons employed by the Nazis against Britain in WWII after the Normandy invasion. These were the … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Roundup

–Giles Coren writing in The Times surveys the plight of the male novelist in today’s literary market. After describing the difficulties of getting published in a world where publishers and readers are mostly women as well as the lack of … Continue reading

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Cardinal Newman’s Canonization

Several papers carry stories commemorating Cardinal John Henry Newman on the occasion of his canonization. This will take place tomorrow in Rome. One story, from the religious website Aleteia, mentions the first Newman Center for university students at Oxford that … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Christmas, 2017

Waugh is remembered in the Yuletide press this year in several stories. In a fashion blog basenote.net, the perfume Nuit de NoĆ«l is mentioned: when it comes to a real Christmas perfume, for me Caron set the standards way back … Continue reading

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Bridey and the Chapel

A posting on the Roman Catholic religious weblog Aleteia takes as its theme the passage containing the discussion between Charles Ryder and Lord Brideshead (“Bridey”) in Brideshead RevisitedĀ about the artistic value of the decorations in the family’s chapel. This is … Continue reading

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Several bloggers have commented on or recommended the works of Evelyn Waugh in the past week. In Antick Musings, Andrew WheelerĀ recommends Waugh’s first novel Decline and Fall which he recently read for a second time: Decline and Fall focuses intensely … Continue reading

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