Tag Archives: Noblesse Oblige

Publisher of Waugh’s Diaries and Letters Dies

The Daily Telegraph has announced the death at the age of 96 of George Weidenfeld, who published Waugh’s DiariesĀ and Letters. According to the Telegraph, Weidenfeld sometimes said that [Vladimir Nabokov’s] Lolita (1959, a ā€œcautionary taleā€) and [Mary McCarthy’s] The Group … Continue reading

Posted in Diaries, Letters | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Publisher of Waugh’s Diaries and Letters Dies

U and Non-U Updated

In a posting on the academic weblogĀ The Conversation, Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford, Simon Horobin, has updated Nancy Mitford’s 1955 essay on class distinctions of usage in English speech and manners. Waugh’s contribution to the public debate … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Essays, Articles & Reviews, Oxford | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on U and Non-U Updated

Waugh Recognized as Expert on Style

In yesterday’sĀ Guardian, Waugh is named twice by novelist and bibliophile Joseph Connolly in his list of Top 10 books on the topic of “style.” Connolly (no apparent relation to Waugh’s friend Cyril Connolly a/k/a Everard Spruce) names Brideshead Revisited as … Continue reading

Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Essays, Articles & Reviews, Miscellaneous, Put Out More Flags | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Waugh Recognized as Expert on Style