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Midweek Roundup

–The New York Times reviews a new book about Los Angeles. This is David Kipen’s anthology, Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018. According to the review this isn’t exactly a “rescue mission” for the much … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: Brideshead Re-edited

Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited dominates this week’s roundup: –Scottish novelist and journalist Allan Massie has written an article in the Catholic Herald entitled “Chapter & Verse: Brideshead re-edited”. The article begins: Brideshead Revisited, published in 1945, was Evelyn Waugh’s first … Continue reading

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Roundup: Six Novelists, Two of them Waughs

Maclean’s magazine has published an interview of Tom Rachman on the occsaion of the publication of a new novel, his third. This is entitled The Italian Teacher: “about an artist trying to find himself in the shadow of his painter … Continue reading

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Pinfold Redux: Muriel Spark Centenary

Articles are appearing in advance of the centenary of novelist Muriel Spark which will be observed next Thursday (1 February). Scottish novelist Allan Massie has written an article in the i Newspaper in which he recalls her career and his … Continue reading

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Waugh Biography Reviewed in the US Press

Reviews have appeared in two US newspapers of the new biography of Evelyn Waugh by Philip Eade, published earlier this month in the US. In the Wall Street Journal, the book is reviewed by British novelist and journalist Allan Massie. (If … Continue reading

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Waugh Recognized as Expert on Style

In yesterday’s Guardian, Waugh is named twice by novelist and bibliophile Joseph Connolly in his list of Top 10 books on the topic of “style.” Connolly (no apparent relation to Waugh’s friend Cyril Connolly a/k/a Everard Spruce) names Brideshead Revisited as … Continue reading

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A knighthood, on the other hand, may have gone down nicely

Evelyn Waugh appears in the recently released list of people who have declined honours (as he would have spelt it). He refused the offer of a CBE in 1959. Allan Massie's blog post in The Telegraph provides some details and … Continue reading

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