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–Novelist and biographer A N Wilson has published a detailed review of John Betjeman’s recently rebroadcast program Metroland. This appears in a recent issue of the Daily Mail. The BBC rebroadcast was mentioned in the previous Roundup. Wilson who was … Continue reading

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Two Essays: Orwell’s Comic Novels and Waugh’s Oxford

There are two well written and interesting essays this week relating to Waugh. The first is by Jonathan Clarke and appears in the quarterly City Journal. This is entitled “Orwell’s Humor” and relates mainly to his two 1930s comic novels … Continue reading

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Waugh Foresaw Time Error

An article in the City Journal, a leading urban policy magazine, describes the recent inability of Time magazine’s editors to spot the recent misallocation of Evelyn Waugh’s writings to a survey of women authors, as an example of the failure of America’s … Continue reading

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Cousin Jasper Cited in Cambridge Varsity

The Cambridge University student paper, Varsity, has cited Jasper Ryder’s advice to his cousin Charles on how to succeed at Oxford: “You want either a first or a fourth. There is no value in anything between. Time spent on a … Continue reading

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