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–The Spanish newspaper El Periodico announces the issuance of a Catalan translation of Brideshead Revisited; Sebastian and Charles burst into the kitchen, in love like penguins, to share in the bombshell news that Viena Edicions has just published in Catalan … Continue reading
Posted in A Handful of Dust, Brideshead Revisited, Decline and Fall, Newspapers, Scoop Tagged Daily Telegraph, El Periodico, Irish Examiner, New Statesman, The Spectator Comments Off on Pre-Valentine Roundup
–Posted on the website of the Australian literary journal Quadrant, an article by Mark McGinness marks the 75th anniversary of Nancy Mitford’s novel The Pursuit of Love. This was published on 10 December 1945 about 6 months after Brideshead Revisited … Continue reading
Posted in Anniversaries, Brideshead Revisited, Catholicism, Decline and Fall, Letters, Newspapers, World War II Tagged Guardian, Nancy Mitford, New Statesman, Quadrant, The Times, William Boyd Comments Off on Mid-December Roundup
Roundup: From Goldfinger to What’s Become of Waring?
–The Guardian has announced the death earlier this month of actress Margaret Nolan (1943-2020). She had …a noticeable role in the Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night (as the girl accompanying Wilfrid Brambell in a casino), and the James Bond … Continue reading
Posted in Biographies, Brideshead Revisited, Interviews, Newspapers Tagged Duncan McLaren, Guardian, Harpers Magazine, Margaret Nolan, New Statesman, P.G.Wodehouse, The Critic, The Quarterly Review, William Boyd, William Gaddis Comments Off on Roundup: From Goldfinger to What’s Become of Waring?
Waugh’s V-J Day
V-J Day celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. The Japanese surrendered on 15 August 1945 in Japan but the news was received when it was 14 August in the UK and USA. In Britain this was a much lesser event … Continue reading
Posted in Academia, Anniversaries, Diaries Tagged DJ Taylor, Kings College London, New Statesman, Prof Ashley Jackson, Randolph Churchill, V-J Day Comments Off on Waugh’s V-J Day
Waugh Appears in Danish Trilogy
The current issue of The Spectator contains a review of translations of a Danish writer who describes a meeting with Waugh in Copenhagen in the 1940s. This is Tove Ditlevsen and the books are entitled The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood, Youth, … Continue reading
Posted in Books about Evelyn Waugh, Evelyn Waugh Studies, Newspapers, Vile Bodies Tagged Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, The Spectator, Tove Ditlevsen Comments Off on Waugh Appears in Danish Trilogy
–A recent post in the website Beforeitsnews.com announces that the Holy Stairs in Rome have recently been reopened after an extended period of restoration. The story cites Evelyn Waugh’s Helena for background: The great Catholic novelist Evelyn Waugh had a … Continue reading
Posted in Diaries, Edmund Campion, Helena, Newspapers Tagged Colm Tóibín, Gulf News, London Review of Books, Lucy Freeman, New Statesman, Roger Scruton, Thomas Stukeley Comments Off on Roundup
J B Priestley Revival?
The New Statesman has a feature article this week promoting a revival of novelist and playwright J B Priestley. This is by Michael Henderson who writes that Priestley has fallen out of fashion along with such other formerly popular writers … Continue reading
Estate of Waugh
In this week’s New Statesman, lead book reviewer Leo Robson expands his horizons to consider the question of how literary estates have affected literary history. There are four books listed as the subject of the review, but these are barely … Continue reading
Posted in Academia, Alexander Waugh, Biographies, Complete Works, Evelyn Waugh, Newspapers Tagged Leo Robson, Martin Stannard, New Statesman 2 Comments
William Boyd, Winston Churchill and Evelyn Waugh
Simon Kuper writing in the Financial Times reports an interview with novelist William Boyd. This is on the occasion of publication of Boyd’s latest novel Love is Blind: Boyd draws a “binary division” between two kinds of novelist: autobiographers, such … Continue reading
Posted in A Handful of Dust, Black Mischief, Evelyn Waugh, Interviews, Letters, Newspapers, Sword of Honour, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold Tagged Financial Times, New Statesman, P J O'Rourke, Wall Street Journal, William Boyd, Winston Churchill Comments Off on William Boyd, Winston Churchill and Evelyn Waugh
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