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Waugh Event in Cincinnati

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

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Esquire Lists Vile Bodies Among Top 20 Funniest Books

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

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Jonathan Coe: What’s so funny about comic novels?

Evelyn Waugh barely gets a mention, but Jonathan Coe’s reflections in the Guardian on the comic novel are worth sharing: All of this leads us inevitably to PG Wodehouse, the elephant in my comic room, about whom I’ve been silent … Continue reading

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