Tag Archives: Robert McCrum

West Coast Waugh

The Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco) has a review of Acorn TV’s DVD version of the BBC adaptation of Decline and Fall. After a background of the novel’s writing and summary of the story, reviewer Brian Bromberger concludes with this: Director … Continue reading

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The Other Decline and Fall

The Guardian has reached No. 83 in its selection of the 100 greatest non-fiction books of all time. The selection by Robert McCrum is going backwards in time so it is nearing its final stretch. This week’s column is devoted to … Continue reading

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Goodbye to More of All That

In the Guardian’s ongoing series of the “100 Best Nonfiction Books,” its latest selection is Goodbye to All That, Robert Graves’ memoir of his WWI experiences and early life. The Guardian describes the book’s depiction of the war as an: irreverent, comic, and … Continue reading

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Guardian Reviews New Waugh Biography

In today’s Guardian (or as it is styled on Sunday the Observer) literary critic Robert McCrum reviews Philip Eade’s new biography of Evelyn Waugh. The book, entitled Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited will be published later this week in the … Continue reading

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Waugh on Greene

In a Guardian column earlier this week, Robert McCrum cites Evelyn Waugh in support of his somewhat eccentric choice of Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair as one of the 100 greatest novels in English. McCrum admits Greene has … Continue reading

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Guardian Adds Scoop to Top 100 Novels List

Robert McCrum, novelist and literary journalist, has for several months been writing a weekly Guardian column naming and discussing what he considers the 100 best novels in English. He is working through the history of English novel year by year … Continue reading

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