Tag Archives: New Yorker

Father’s Day Roundup

–The New Yorker offers a special Father’s Day treat by reposting several articles from its archives on the subject of fathers. One of these is the 2007 review by Joan Acocella of  the book Fathers and Sons by Alexander Waugh. … Continue reading

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End of March Roundup

–Alexander Larman writing in The Spectator marks the 75th anniversary of Waugh’s 1947 trip to the USA with the article “Waugh in Hollywood”: …in early 1947, [Waugh] was forced to confront the modern world and do something out of keeping … Continue reading

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Spring Equinox Roundup

–The religious-philosophical website First Things has posted an article by George Weigel about conspiracy theories from within the Vatican hierarchy. This opens with an allusion to a seldom-mentioned Waugh character who has suddenly become relevant in the present international environment: … Continue reading

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Washington’s Birthday Roundup

–In the TLS, backpage columnist M.C. is reminded of the BBC television quiz show Take It or Leave It. Devised by Brigid Brophy, this quiz show ran from 1964 until 1971 on BBC Two. “Preference and prejudice towards books and … Continue reading

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New Yorker’s “Waugh Stories”

The New Yorker has reposted its 2007 article entitled “Waugh Stories”. This apparently began life as a review of Alexander Waugh’s 2004 book Fathers and Sons but grew into something more ambitious in which the reviewer Joan Acocella launches into … Continue reading

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The Loved One Meets the Wuhan Coronavirus

–A blogger posting as “Sapper” traces the influence of Waugh’s writing about Los Angeles in the post war 1940s to what may be the first of several New Yorker essays by English writer and satirist Geoff Dyer, now a resident … Continue reading

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Armistice Day Roundup

— Fr John Hunwicke posting on his website addresses literary works related to the commemoration of Armistice Day (Remembrance Sunday in the UK): As far as WW2 is concerned, I often think about the contrast between two great fictional literary … Continue reading

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W G Sebald, Comic Novelist?

In a long article in the latest edition of the New Yorker, Anglo-American literary scholar and critic James Wood (not to be confused with the scriptwriter of the same name who wrote BBC’s recent adaptation of Decline and Fall) tries … Continue reading

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Times Review of Episode 2

Andrew Billen writing in today’s Times has nothing but praise for the second episode of BBC’s Decline and Fall adaptation: On Friday the BBC’s adaptor James Wood did very well keeping our interest now that the action has moved to Margot Beste-Chetwynde … Continue reading

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Waugh for the Holidays (More)

The latest issue of the New Yorker magazine has included Philip Eade’s biography in its “Briefly Noted” column: This crowded, witty biography follows Waugh from the ancestral home in Somerset (“The only bathroom featured a stuffed monkey that had, improbably, … Continue reading

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