Tag Archives: Graham Greene

Evelyn Waugh, Secret Agent?

There have been two articles posted within the last month which suggest that Evelyn Waugh was, along with other writers of his generation, at some time during his career in the employ of the secret intelligence services. The first, written … Continue reading

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Simon Heffer Links Waugh and Greene

Critic and columnist Simon Heffer has written an essay assessing Graham Greene’s work in the Telegraph. He admits to having had a problem with some of Greene’s work, especially the Roman Catholic bits, but after setting out to read though the … Continue reading

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Journals of Alan Pryce-Jones Published

The journals of literary critic and post-war editor of the TLS, Alan Pryce-Jones were published, largely unnoticed, late last year. These cover the years 1926-1939 and are entitled Devoid of Shyness. According to a recent notice in the New Criterion’s … Continue reading

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La Stampa Joins in Waugh Commemoration

The Italian newspaper La Stampa, based in Turin, last week published an article commemorating the 50th anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s death. This is by Paolo Bertinetti and is entitled “Evelyn Waugh, conservatore senza nulla da conservare” (“Conservative with nothing to preserve”). The … Continue reading

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Telegraph Publishes Remembrance of Waugh

In today’s Sunday Telegraph, Nicholas Shakespeare writes a remembrance of Waugh. Shakespeare never apparently met Waugh personally but wrote and directed the three-part 198os BBC Arena documentary of Waugh. He is also editor of the Everyman edition of Waugh’s collected travel … Continue reading

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Books and Booze

The Guardian has published an article on what books make you thirsty. This is by Henry Jeffrys who just wrote a whole book on the subject. In his column, he runs through examples by Ernest Hemingway (Farewell to Arms), Patrick Hamilton … Continue reading

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Waugh’s 1949 Minnesota Lecture

A newspaper article describing Waugh’s 1949 lecture at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been reprinted in full in the latest issue of Writing in the Margins (Spring 2015), the journal of the University’s English Department. This was … Continue reading

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Two Waugh Letters on Offer

Two Evelyn Waugh letters will be offered for sale at a Bonhams auction to be held on 18 March. One, to Stella Morrah, expresses regret that she will be unable, due to illness, to accompany him to a dance that evening. … Continue reading

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Waugh on Greene

In a Guardian column earlier this week, Robert McCrum cites Evelyn Waugh in support of his somewhat eccentric choice of Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair as one of the 100 greatest novels in English. McCrum admits Greene has … Continue reading

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Peter Harrington’s Evelyn Waugh catalog

The bookseller Peter Harrington’s Evelyn Waugh catalog contains many desirable volumes, none more so than Graham Greene’s inscribed copy of Helena (ÂŁ25,000). Note, however, the last sentence in PH’s description of the item: First edition, first impression, large paper issue, … Continue reading

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