Tag Archives: Paris Review

Roundup: Mostly Books

–In Saturday’s Daily Telegraph politician and journalist Charles Moore sees connections between Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy and a new book by Daniel Finkelstein. Here are the opening paragraphs: I have just caught up with Daniel Finkelstein’s newish book … Continue reading

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Roundup: Party Fiction and Personal Libraries

–The National Review has published a symposium on the subject of personal libraries in which participants explain the pleasure and burden they impose. Here’s the contribution of American literary critic Terry Teachout: My Manhattan apartment contains a thousand-odd books, but … Continue reading

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The Waugh Before Christmas

–The Daily Mail includes Waugh in a Christmas quiz set by humorist Craig Brown. Here’s the question: 10) Match the Christmas with the participant: a) ‘The presents I got were — as always — far inferior in every way to … 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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Evelyn Waugh 1962 Paris Review interview

In April 1962 Julian Jebb interviewed Evelyn Waugh for the Paris Review: He showed me into a comfortable, soberly furnished room, with a fine view over the trees across Hyde Park. As he moved about the room he repeated twice … Continue reading

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