Tag Archives: London Review of Books

Roundup: Podcast, Public Domain and Plas Dulas

–The London Review of Books has announced its annual program of monthly literary podcasts for the coming year. This is called Close Readings. One of these wil focus on satire and will discuss, inter alia, Evelyn Waugh’s early novel A … Continue reading

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Roundup: Kitsch, Photos and a War

–Last week, a group of Waugh scholars convened by Zoom.com to listen to and discuss a talk by Professor Taichi Koyama on the subject Waugh and Kitsch. Here’s a description of Prof. Koyama’s presentation: Evelyn Waugh’s novels, from the earlier … Continue reading

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LRB Posts Waugh Article

The London Review of Books has posted a feature length article by Seamus Perry relating to several of Waugh’s books. This is entitled “Isn’t London Hell?” The article ostensibly reviews 5 of the 6 Waugh novels published late last year … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Roundup

–In a recent issue of The Sunday Times, Matthew Syed discussed the legacy of Boris Johnson. This excerpt appears near the beginning: We always knew Johnson was a skilled deceiver and dissimulator. In his book Chums, Simon Kuper tells of … Continue reading

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MLK Day Roundup

–The German-language paper Der Standart based in Austria has posted an article about Waugh’s book collecting. This is mostly devoted to a book previously discussed. Here is a translation of the text: You may know the British novelist Evelyn Waugh … Continue reading

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Roundup: A Handful of Quotes

–Writing in the London Review of Books about the Iranian armed drones being used by Russia against Ukraine, James Meek is reminded of similar weapons employed by the Nazis against Britain in WWII after the Normandy invasion. These were the … Continue reading

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Roundup: Flaubert’s Birth and Hitchens’ Death

–Novelist Julian Barnes has written a rambling retrospective of Flaubert’s career covering all of his books and many of his own and Flaubert’s obsessions. This is on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Flaubert’s birth and is published in … Continue reading

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Year’s End Roundup

–Writing in The Critic, Clive Aslet discusses the decision of the Tate Gallery to close its restaurant in response to its designation as “racist” conferred on the mural of Rex Whistler, which decorates its restaurant. See earlier post. Aslet puts … Continue reading

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Soho and Auberon Revisited

A new book about Soho has been written by Darren Coffield. This is Tales from the Colony Room: Soho’s Lost Bohemia. It was reviewed in a recent London Review of Books by novelist Andrew O’Hagan whose review may be even … Continue reading

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Roundup: Connolly’s Choristers

–The London Review of Books in its latest edition has as one of its articles a review of D J Taylor’s Lost Girls. See previous posts. This is by Ysenda Maxtone Graham. Here is an excerpt: There’s a hilarious sort … Continue reading

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