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Writing in the UK-based magazine The Critic, Alexander Larman bemoans the lack of comic novels in today’s literary marketplace. This is in an article entitled “Where is the Waugh or Wodehouse of our time? Comic writing: light distraction or social mirror?” … Continue reading
The Mercantile Library in Cincinnati is sponsoring a series of lectures and discussions moderated by independent writer and researcher Richard Lauf on the subject of Making Us Laugh: Four Comedic Literary Novels. The series will begin on Tuesday, 30 August at … Continue reading
Esquire magazine conducted a poll among comedians and writers to name their funniest books and came up with a list of the top 20. Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies (1930) is included: It is a gift to the satirist to live in turbulent times but … Continue reading