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Vile Bodies and Aladdin Sane (More)

Waugh biographer and blogger Duncan McLaren has posted a thought-provoking¬†article on the influence of Waugh’s novel Vile Bodies¬†on David Bowie’s composition of Aladdin Sane. See earlier posts. McLaren¬†reimagines Bowie’s work against the backdrop of the parties he attended on his … Continue reading

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Vile Bodies and Aladdin Sane

A newsblog has posted a review of David Bowie’s 1973 Aladdin Sane album in which the connections with Waugh’s novel Vile Bodies are further elaborated: Named after the pun ‚ÄėA Lad Insane‚Äô, David Bowie has stated that this album was … Continue reading

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David Bowie, William Boyd and Evelyn Waugh: Art Hoaxers

Art Critic and Sportswriter Jasper Rees has posted an article on a blog called The Arts Desk in response to the death yesterday of David Bowie. According to Rees, Bowie and novelist William Boyd (both Waugh fans and art lovers) … Continue reading

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Death of a Waugh Fan

The papers have announced today the death of singer-songwriter David Bowie (1947-2016). He was just 2 days past his 69th birthday. Bowie¬†was unusually widely read for a popular musician, and one of his fans posted the¬†list of his 100 favorite … Continue reading

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David Bowie, Waugh Fan (more)

In an earlier post, David Bowie’s appreciation of Waugh’s work was noted. An arts blogger (Dan Shepelavy) offers¬†additional information. According to his article “Bright Young Things, Part 2: Bowie Edition,” Bowie’s album Aladdin Sane was inspired by his reading of … Continue reading

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David Bowie, Waugh Fan

A list of singer/songwriter David Bowie’s 100 favorite books¬†includes Evelyn Waugh’s 1930 novel Vile Bodies. The list appears in an¬†Independent¬†newspaper¬†article¬†that was published in conjunction with the exhibition David Bowie is¬†at the Victoria & Albert museum, which ran for several months … Continue reading

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