Tag Archives: Ann Pasternak Slater

A Biography and A Portrait

–Waugh scholar and EW Society member Ann Pasternak Slater has written a new book relating to a writer Waugh admired but knew only slightly. This is a biography of T S Eliot’s wife Vivien. The book is reviewed by Brian … Continue reading

Posted in Biographies, Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh Society, Newspapers, Portraits | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Election Week Roundup: A Journalistic Memoir and A Belated Review

–Foreign correspondent Robert Fisk has died at the age of 74. The New York Times  describes his career in their obituary: “Robert Fisk, a dauntless journalist who was widely praised by colleagues and competitors alike for relentlessly chronicling the Middle … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Biographies, Books about Evelyn Waugh, Newspapers, Scoop | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Evelyn Waugh and the Notre Dame Fire

References to Evelyn Waugh have appeared in two stories relating to the destructive fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Posted in the Spectator, an article by Douglas Murray opens with this: Civilization only ever hangs by a … Continue reading

Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Catholicism, Diaries, Newspapers | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Evelyn Waugh and the Notre Dame Fire

Mischief in Manchuria

The South China Morning Post has a feature length article about a sensational kidnapping that took place in late 1932 and captured the attention of, inter alia, Evelyn Waugh. The story by Paul French is entitled “How Chinese bandits’ kidnapping … Continue reading

Posted in Black Mischief, Newspapers, Short Stories | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Pasternak Slater Book Now in Paperback

The Liverpool University Press has announced the issuance of the paperback edition of the book Evelyn Waugh (Writers and their Work). This is by Ann Pasternak Slater and was originally published in a hardback edition in 2016. It was then … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Books about Evelyn Waugh, Evelyn Waugh Society | Tagged , | Comments Off on Pasternak Slater Book Now in Paperback

Evelyn Waugh to Feature in Great Lives Series

BBC Radio 4 has announced a new episode in its “Great Lives” series that will feature a panel discussion of Evelyn Waugh. Here is the announcement: Comedian Russell Kane nominates the novelist Evelyn Waugh, with help from literary critic Ann … Continue reading

Posted in Complete Works, Evelyn Waugh, Evelyn Waugh Society, Radio Programs | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

TLS Reviews Waugh Books

The latest TLS has a review of the two recently published books about Evelyn Waugh by Ann Pasternak Slater and Philip Eade. The review, entitled “Horrors of Waugh”,  is available to read on the internet. It is written by journalist … Continue reading

Posted in Biographies, Books about Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, Newspapers | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on TLS Reviews Waugh Books

William H Pritchard Reviews New Waugh Books

Noted US literary critic William H Pritchard has reviewed the two new books about Evelyn Waugh by Philip Eade and Ann Pasternak Slater. The article entitled “Evelyn Waugh Revisited” is published in the current issue of The Hudson Review. Prof Pritchard has … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Biographies, Books about Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, Sword of Honour | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Latest Evelyn Waugh Studies Posted on Website

The latest issue of the Society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies (No. 47.2, Autumn 2016) is posted on the website. Here are the contents: ARTICLES Grace Stevens, Unnatural Narratology and the Tiresian Anthony Blanche in Brideshead Revisited  David Bittner, The “Vanbrugh Brouhaha” … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Adaptations, Books about Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Latest Evelyn Waugh Studies Posted on Website

Waugh Books Feature in Best of Year Listings

UK newspapers have begun listing their best of the year selections, and books about Waugh feature in several of them. Philip Eade’s biography was named in numerous papers. The Financial Times included the book in its selections of best literary non-fiction: … Continue reading

Posted in Biographies, Books about Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Waugh Books Feature in Best of Year Listings