Tag Archives: Mail on Sunday

Early October Roundup

–In the current issue of TLS, writer Henry Hitchins reviews the two recent collections of the writings of Auberon Waugh. The review, entitled “Like a fine whine”, opens with this: “Looking back over my career to date, and at all … Continue reading

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One Humorist Reviews Another

Craig Brown writing in this week’s Mail on Sunday offers an article that is more in praise of Auberon Waugh as a humorist than it is of the recent collection of his writings. Brown begins with his assessment of Auberon’s … Continue reading

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Waugh and Death

In a recent issue of The American Scholar, an article by Sudip Bose notes a connection between Evelyn Waugh and Igor Stravinsky’s Requiem Canticles. This was a late compositon that was played at Stravinsky’s own 1971 funeral in Venice. He … Continue reading

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Corker and Shumble ReBooted

Simon Parry writing in the South China Morning Post offers a retelling of Waugh’s parody of journalists reset in the jungles of today’s Papua New Guinea. He is hired by an unnamed London Sunday paper to cover the story of … Continue reading

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Lady Burghclere’s Maid

The Mail on Sunday has published extracts from letters relating to the break-up of Evelyn Waugh’s first marriage. These letters were written by Ethel North to a friend of hers (Elsie Merrall) over a a period of years (1919-33) during … Continue reading

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Two Hitchenses on Waugh

Articles on Waugh by brothers Christopher and Peter Hitchens have recently been resurrected on the internet. These are Christopher’s essay “The Permanent Adolescent” which originally appeared in The Atlantic magazine for April 2003 and was later collected in Arguably. This is now … Continue reading

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New Novel with Brideshead Theme

A new novel has a Brideshead theme. This is the third novel by Francesca Kay, whose first two were also well received. This one is entitled The Long Room and, according to a review by Max Davidson in the Mail … Continue reading

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Waugh on Spender

Satirist Craig Brown has reviewed a memoir of poet Stephen Spender in this week’s Mail on Sunday. This is a book by Spender’s son Matthew entitled A House in St. John’s Wood: In Search of My Parents. Among other revelations, … Continue reading

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Peter Watson: Biography of Everard’s Angel

This week’s Spectator reviews a biography of Pater Watson, probably best known to Waugh fans as the financial backer of Cyril Connolly’s Horizon magazine during WWII and early postwar austerity. The magazine and Connolly are satirized as Survival and Everard … Continue reading

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