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Tag Archives: Mark Lawson
Waugh-Themed Radio Drama Posted
The 2003 radio broadcast of an audio-play entitled “Saint Graham and Saint Evelyn, Pray for Us” was posted on the internet earlier this month. This was written by literary critic and radio-TV presenter Mark Lawson. It was originally broadcast in … Continue reading
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John le Carré (David Cornwell): 1931-2020 R.I.P.
Novelist John le Carré died last week at the age of 89. Best known for his novels about spies, espionage and governmental bureaucratic intrigue, le Carre’s work would seem to have little in common with that of Evelyn Waugh. Spies … Continue reading
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Philip Roth (1933-2018)
The death was announced earlier this week of the American novelist Philip Roth. Like Tom Wolfe, who died the preceding week, much of his early work was written in the comic, satirical tradition of Evelyn Waugh. So far, however, no … Continue reading
Brideshead Reviewed in The Tablet
Mark Lawson (presumably the one by that name whose day job is a BBC TV presenter) reviews the stage production of Brideshead Revisited in this week’s issue of The Tablet. He saw the play when it was performed last week in Bath. … Continue reading
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Waugh Surfaces in Bosnia
Mark Lawson in this week’s New Statesman reviews a novel by Jesse Armstrong which is said to have a distinct Wavian influence: Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals. (The choice of title would not appear to have been influenced by … Continue reading
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Novelist Joanna Trollope Salutes Evelyn Waugh
In a BBC TV interview broadcast last Sunday (March 23, 2014) which continues to be available over the internet on BBC iPlayer, Mark Lawson spoke with novelist Joanna Trollope about her writing career. She is distantly related to the novelist … Continue reading
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