Tag Archives: National Review

Roundup: Autumn in Canberra

–As Summer turns to Fall in the Southern Hemisphere, The Canberra Times is reminded of Evelyn Waugh. This is in an article written by Ian Warden who is not impressed by Autumnal colors: As an aesthete who cares about the looks … Continue reading

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Roundup: Party Fiction and Personal Libraries

–The National Review has published a symposium on the subject of personal libraries in which participants explain the pleasure and burden they impose. Here’s the contribution of American literary critic Terry Teachout: My Manhattan apartment contains a thousand-odd books, but … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: St Helena and Pick-me-ups

This week’s roundup starts with religious and moves on to secular issues: –August 18th is the feast day of St Helena in the western church calendar. Blogger Amy Welborn has posted an article on Waugh’s novel about the Saint for … Continue reading

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Histories: A Movement and a Prize

This week’s issue of the National Review contains a brief article assessing the status of William F Buckley’s conservative movement 10 years after his death. This is by Charles Correll III and begins by defining the questions faced today by … Continue reading

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Joan Didion Reviews Sword of Honour

In an article posted on the website Acculturated, Nic Rowan discusses novelist and essayist Joan Didion’s early career of reviewing books for the National Review in the 1960s. Rowan claims that her later career cannot be fully understood without considering … Continue reading

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Vile Politics

Heather Wilhelm writing in National Review has noticed that several commentators have been making the analogy between present national politics and professional wrestling. You can best explain what’s happening by remembering that, like a professional wrestler (who isn’t so much … Continue reading

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Waugh in Brazil and in National Review

The Milan newspaper Il Foglio carries an article in Italian by Marco Archetti about Evelyn Waugh’s 1934 travel book Ninety-Two Days. After a quote from the book and some biographical background, Archetti explains the trip to Brazil: One cannot know … Continue reading

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NR Marks 10th Anniversary of Latin Mass Revival

An article in the National Review cites today (7 July 2017) as the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s action to revive the Latin Mass. This was an action that had been sought by the founder of the National Review, William … Continue reading

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American Castles and Brutalist Towers

The latest issue of the National Review has an essay by Michael Knox Beran entitled “Why We Love McMansions and Other Modern Castles.” …America, though born in the faith that all men are created equal, is infatuated with castles — … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall in the National Review

Kyle Smith, drama critic of the National Review, has written a favorable review of the recent TV adaptation of Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall. This is now running on what Smith describes as “the superb streaming service Acorn TV, which … Continue reading

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