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Roundup: Black Shorts and Literate Oenophiles

–Writing in America: The Jesuit Review, Rob Weinert-Kendt, journalist and editor of the American Theatre magazine, recalls how his life has been shaped by his reading and viewing of Brideshead Revisited as a teenager. He begins by putting the story … Continue reading

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Literary and Media Celebrities Cite Waugh’s Influence

In the past few days several celebrities from various media have stated in interviews that they had¬†been¬†influenced by the writings of Evelyn Waugh. In an¬†interview by the book website Goodreads, US novelist Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City) had the … Continue reading

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Jay McInerney Lists Waugh in NY Times Article

In listing his favorite books, novelist and, more recently, wine commentator Jay McInerney included Waugh’s A Handful of Dust. His own first novel Bright Lights, Big City¬†(1984) might be considered a 1980s version of Decline and Fall. In an article … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Wine Writer

A wine blog called wineanorak¬†has posted a profile of the wine writings of novelist Jay McInerney, best known as the author of Bright Lights, Big City¬†(1984).¬†Among those who McInerney identifies as having influenced his wine writing are Norman Mailer, Ernest … Continue reading

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