Tag Archives: Boston Globe

Books: Waugh and Trump and Amis

This week’s New York Review of Books has as its lead review a book by Michael Lewis called The Fifth Risk. This is is about governmental dysfunction in the present USA administration and is reviewed by Fintan O’Toole, who opens with … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: Brideshead in the News

Alan Hollinghurst’s latest novel The Sparsholt Affair  is being released in the USA next week and is reviewed in the Boston Globe. The Globe’s reviewer, Priscilla Gilman, as with several in the UK, notes the book’s conections with Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited: … Continue reading

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Brideshead Included in All-Time Best TV Line-up

A Boston Globe reporter (Matthew Gilbert) decided to put together an all-time best schedule of TV programs to be watched during a one-week period (evenings only). Saturday was scheduled as “Epic” night, and the 1981 Granada TV series of Brideshead … Continue reading

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Vile Bodies Inspired by Misery

In today’s Boston Globe, columnist Alex Beam has an article bemoaning what he sees as the seemingly inexorable spread of gratuitous happiness. He cites Evelyn Waugh as an example of what it’s opposite can inspire: What’s so great about happiness? … Continue reading

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