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Tag Archives: New York Times
Jonathan Raban 1942-2023: R.I.P.
The death earlier this week of Jonathan Raban has been announced. He was a well known British-born writer of travel books and novels, although according to several of his obituaries he objected to his works being labelled “travel books”. The … Continue reading
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Roundup: Books Listed, Reviewed and Revisited
–The Daily Telegraph has a review of the new book by David Fleming entitled Hellfire: Evelyn Waugh and the Hypocrites Club. This was published in the UK last month as noted in a recent post. The review is by Nikhil … Continue reading
Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Decline and Fall, Newspapers, The Loved One Tagged Daily Telegraph, Entertainment Weekly, Kurt Vonnegut, Literary Hub, New York Times, The Critic Comments Off on Roundup: Books Listed, Reviewed and Revisited
Roundup: America, America
–The Jesuit magazine America has posted a survey 0f its coverage of Waugh and his works dating back to 1931. This is entitled “God’s grump: The irascible Evelyn Waugh” and was written by James T Keane. Here are the opening … Continue reading
Posted in Basil Seal Rides Again, Brideshead Revisited, Helena, Items for Sale, Newspapers, Oxford, Work Suspended Tagged America magazine, Clarissa Churchill, New York Times, Prof. Martin Stannard, The Times newspaper Comments Off on Roundup: America, America
Ma Meyrick Inspires Again
Novelist Kate Atkinson has written a book about a London night club hostess from the 1920s that has received considerable press coverage. This is entitled Shrines of Gaiety. The opening of this article by Jake Kerridge in the Daily Telegraph … Continue reading
Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Fiction, Newspapers Tagged Daily Telegraph, Kate Atkinson, New York Sun, New York Times, Slate, The Economist Comments Off on Ma Meyrick Inspires Again
Roundup: Spike Milligan, Tom Stoppard and More
–Duncan McLaren has had the idea to compare the WWII novels of two British comedians who wrote about it, based on their experiences: Evelyn Waugh and Spike Milligan. Here’s the introduction: If Evelyn Waugh wrote a series of the most … Continue reading
Posted in Alexander Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, Items for Sale, Letters, Newspapers, Scoop, Sword of Honour, The Loved One Tagged First Thimgs, Maggs Bros booksellers, New York Times, Spike Milligan, The Daily Beast Comments Off on Roundup: Spike Milligan, Tom Stoppard and More
Roundup: Changing of the Guard
–The main story of the week is of course the fall of Boris Johnson. Veteran journalist Max Hastings writing in The Times brings a Waugh character into his assessment of Johnson’s career: Herein, I suggest, lay much of the extraordinary … Continue reading
Posted in A Little Learning, Adaptations, Brideshead Revisited, Catholicism, Decline and Fall, Items for Sale, Newspapers Tagged Jonkers Rare Books, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, National Catholic Register, New York Times, The Daily Sceptic, The Times Comments Off on Roundup: Changing of the Guard
4th of July Roundup
–It is reported in antiquestradegazette.com that the 1944 page proof edition of Brideshead Revisited from the William Reese collection sold at the Christie’s recent NY online auction for $23,940 (£19,050) including premiums. Here’s a link. This was the copy that … Continue reading
Posted in Auctions, Brideshead Revisited, Newspapers, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold Tagged Antiques Trade Gazette, Chris Pincher, Guardian, New York Times, Penguin Books, The Sunday Post Comments Off on 4th of July Roundup
Robert Morse (1931-2022) R.I.P.
American actor Robert Morse has died at the age of 90 at his home in Los Angeles. He is best known in this parish as the actor who played the role of Dennis Barlow in the 1960’s Hollywood adaptation of … Continue reading
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–An article posted on the website The Conversation,com has attracted a lot of attention since it appeared last week. This is entitled “Partygate Revisited” and is written by Trinity College Dublin senior research scholar Orlaith Darling. She begins with a … Continue reading
Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Decline and Fall, Essays, Articles & Reviews, Events, Newspapers, Vile Bodies Tagged Jeffrey Meyers, New York Times, Spiked.com, The Article, The Critic, University of Nottingham Comments Off on Partygate Roundup
P J O’Rourke 1947-2022 R.I.P.
American satirist P J O’Rourke died earlier this week at the age of 74. He made his name as a conservative commentator but was an equal opportunity satirist. For example, according to the obituary in the Washington Post, he once … Continue reading
Posted in Humo(u)r, Newspapers, Scoop Tagged New York Times, P J O'Rourke, Spiked, Washington Post Comments Off on P J O’Rourke 1947-2022 R.I.P.