Tag Archives: Graham Greene

New Biography of Graham Greene

A new biography of Graham Greene has been published. The UK edition is entitled Russian Roulette and is written by Richard Greene (no relation but editor of a collection of Graham’s letters). The book is reviewed in the Sunday Times by … Continue reading

Posted in Biographies, Diaries, Letters, Newspapers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Graham Greene and Waugh Discuss Powell Novel

In the latest installment of imaginary encounters among Evelyn Waugh and his Oxford friends at the Castle Howard Brideshead Festival, Duncan McLaren has Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh discuss Anthony Powell’s 1971 novel Books Do Furnish a Room. This was the … Continue reading

Posted in Evelyn Waugh, Festivals | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh

In Duncan McLaren’s latest series of articles, Evelyn Waugh’s friends from Oxford are collecting at the Brideshead Festival. The last of these, by my count based on Duncan’s own projections, is Graham Greene. The first installment of the Greene episode … Continue reading

Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Festivals, Humo(u)r | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Waugh Transformed

Simon Heffer in the Daily Telegraph has written an article entitled “How the Second World War transformed British literature”. The subject is a good bit more narrow than the title suggests. In fact, he considers primarily how WWII transformed the … Continue reading

Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Newspapers, Put Out More Flags, Sword of Honour, World War II | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Waugh Transformed

Mexico Revisited: Waugh, Greene and Theroux

Travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux recently published a travel book about an automobile trip to Mexico. This is entitled On the Plain of Snakes and is reviewed in the digital academic magazine PublicBooks.org by Ignacio Sanchez-Prado, professor of Latin American … Continue reading

Posted in Newspapers, Robbery Under Law | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Mexico Revisited: Waugh, Greene and Theroux

Waugh’s Collage

In a recent article in the Indian paper National Herald, reporter Mrinal Pande refers to a collage created by Evelyn Waugh in 1935 which is mentioned without citation in the writings of Graham Greene. This is in an article entitled … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Letters, Love Among The Ruins, Newspapers | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Waugh’s Collage

Fleabag and Julia Flyte

The final episode of Fleabag’s second TV series was broadcast yesterday on BBC. The series has occasioned more than the usual amount of comment in the press. See earlier post. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Serena Davies has high praise … Continue reading

Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Catholicism, Newspapers, Television Programs | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Fleabag and Julia Flyte

Greatest Writer of “Our” Generation ?

Literary critic, novelist and publisher Dr Stoddard Martin has written a review of Philip Eade’s biography which he turns into an assessment of Evelyn Waugh’s career and legacy. This is entitled “Class Act” and appears in The Quarterly Review, an … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Articles, Auberon Waugh, Evelyn Waugh, The Loved One | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Greatest Writer of “Our” Generation ?

“Night and Day”– A Londoner’s “New Yorker”

Literary critic and journalist Terry Teachout has written an article in the Wall Street Journal about the short-lived magazine Night and Day. This is entitled “The Magazine Shirley Temple Shut Down”. According to Teachout: The New Yorker has been around … Continue reading

Posted in Essays, Articles & Reviews, Evelyn Waugh, Newspapers | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on “Night and Day”– A Londoner’s “New Yorker”

Cecil Beaton Film and Graham Greene Radio Drama

The director of a new documentary film about Cecil Beaton discusses his life in an article in The Times: “The dark side of Cecil Beaton.” This is Lisa Immordino Vreeland and her film is entitled Love, Cecil. Here’s an excerpt … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptations, Art, Photography & Sculpture, Biographies, Letters, Newspapers, Radio | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Cecil Beaton Film and Graham Greene Radio Drama