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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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Evelyn Waugh, Henry Green and Terry Southern

In the latest issue of the New Yorker, there is an interesting article (“The Novelist of Human Unknowability”) about Henry Green written by London-based literary critic Leo Robson. The article is built around the friendship between Green and US writer Terry … Continue reading

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Waugh in Wonderland

In a recent New Yorker article, critic-at-large Anthony Lane, author of the essay on Waugh in the Cambridge Companion to English Novelists (2009), adds his own thoughts to the outpouring of words marking the bicentenary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures … Continue reading

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