Tag Archives: Kingsley Amis

Amis (Pronounced “Ames”) Centenary

The Daily Telegraph has posted an article by Jake Kerridge marking the centenary of Kingsley Amis. This will occur later this month. The article is entitled “Why misogynist Kingsley Amis is too good to cancel” and opens with this: In … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh Studies 52.2 (Fall 2021)

The latest issue of the Society’s journal, Evelyn Waugh Studies, has been distributed to the membership. This is issue Ne. 52.2 (Fall 2021). A slightly edited summary  by the Society’s Secretary, Jamie Collinson, that accompanied the distribution, is set forth … Continue reading

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Roundup: Ethics, Mimics and Graves

–The Minneapolis StarTribune posts a story about ethics in journalism built around a brief description of Waugh’s novel Scoop: …As serious as the news is, a few laughs can’t hurt. You’re in for a lot of laughs in the 1938 … Continue reading

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Books: Waugh and Trump and Amis

This week’s New York Review of Books has as its lead review a book by Michael Lewis called The Fifth Risk. This is is about governmental dysfunction in the present USA administration and is reviewed by Fintan O’Toole, who opens with … Continue reading

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And Yet More Letters

Literary biographer Zachary Leader is interviewed on the Book Marks page of the Literary Hub website. The second volume of his biography of Saul Bellow is published this week, and he has written the biography and edited the letters of Kingsley … Continue reading

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Social Climbing Heroes

In the current issue of the Anthony Powell Society Newsletter (Autumn 2016, No. 64) Simon Barnes has written the lead article in which he compares social climbers in three novels: Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, Powell’s Dance to the Music of Time and … Continue reading

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Another Cocktail Attributed to Waugh

A pub in Kuala Lumpur is offering an exotic cocktail called the Noonday Reviver that is attributed to Evelyn Waugh. The pub is called The Sticky Wicket and has a cricket theme throughout its decor and menu. The cocktail is described as a reinterpretation … Continue reading

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