Tag Archives: Simon Heffer

Waugh and the Cancel Culture

Simon Heffer writing in the Daily Telegraph discusses the cancel culture’s attack on Philip Larkin. He suggests the proper area of debate should be limited to Larkin the man and not his poetry. In the course of the article he … Continue reading

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Chips Channon Diaries Booklaunch

The Heywood Hill Bookshop in Mayfair London has organized a webinar in connection with the upcoming publication of the unexpurgated diaries of politician and gossip “Chips” Channon. Here are the details from The Oldie magazine: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries … Continue reading

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Waugh Transformed

Simon Heffer in the Daily Telegraph has written an article entitled “How the Second World War transformed British literature”. The subject is a good bit more narrow than the title suggests. In fact, he considers primarily how WWII transformed the … Continue reading

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Simon Heffer on Decline and Fall

In today’s Daily Telegraph, journalist, author, and political commentator Simon Heffer has written an essay on Waugh’s first novel Decline and Fall. He recalls being assigned to read it at the age of 16 in a pile of books for his entrance … Continue reading

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Simon Heffer Links Waugh and Greene

Critic and columnist Simon Heffer has written an essay assessing Graham Greene’s work in the Telegraph. He admits to having had a problem with some of Greene’s work, especially the Roman Catholic bits, but after setting out to read though the … Continue reading

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