Tag Archives: Catholic World Report

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

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Hard Cases: Drugs and Reality

The Spanish magazine Historia y Vida based in Barcelona has an article this month about Brenda Dean Paul. She was a member of the bright young people, and the story by Eva Melús connects her with Waugh’s novels of the … Continue reading

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Waugh Biographies on Summer Reading List

George Weigel writing in Catholic World Report has included two biographies of Evelyn Waugh on his list of books recommended for summer reading: Of the making of Wavian biographies there seems to be no end, but I thoroughly enjoyed Philip … Continue reading

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Waugh, Helena and the Gnostics

George Weigel, author and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, has a written an essay aimed at generating interest in Waugh’s late novel Helena. Writing in the Catholic World Report, Weigel describes the novel … Continue reading

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Waugh Quoted in Bruising Battle of Cardinals

A story in Catholic World Review by Edward Peters, described elsewhere as a Canon Law expert, opens with a quote from Brideshead Revisited to describe a doctrinal dispute between two Vatican officials: Evelyn Waugh’s character Charles Ryder described his friend … Continue reading

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Waugh in Oxford News

Waugh figures in an article in the newspaper Catholic World Report written by a Roman Catholic Rhodes Scholar about her recent experiences as a student in Oxford. She mentions numerous Roman Catholic churches still active in Oxford outside the university … Continue reading

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Two More Reviews of Waugh Biography: a plus and a minus

Philip Eade’s biography of Evelyn Waugh is reviewed in the Irish Independent newspaper and the Catholic World Report. The Independent’s reviewer is Ellis O’Hanlon who begins by noting the abundance of biographical and autobiographical material already available: This latest addition has … Continue reading

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