Tag Archives: Sydney Morning Herald

Autumnal Equinox Roundup

–The Sydney Morning Herald has posted an article by Tony Wright entitled: “In memory of cleft sticks and the frustrations of sending a story.” It opens with this: There were times in strange places when I longed for a cleft … Continue reading

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Roundup: Travel Book Revival?

–A new book about travel writing has been published. Ever hopefully, a new look for a possible revival of the genre is undertaken by Tim Hannigan in his book The Travel Writing Tribe. This is reviewed by Noo Saro-Wiwa and … Continue reading

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Easter Roundup

–Edward St Aubyn has written a new novel: Double Blind. The Sydney Morning Herald explains why it may (or may not) appeal to Waugh readers: St Aubyn’s early prose can be almost unbearably sharp, mordant and bitterly ironic. The fictional … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday/Armistice Day Roundup

–In another article about the proposed new Brideshead TV series, Alexander Larman wonders whether there might not be more deserving works of Waugh for adaptation. This is published in the latest issue of The Critic. After noting that it will … Continue reading

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Adventide Roundup

–There are two comments on similarities between the governmental missteps that lead to the release of a murderous jihadist terrorist and Evelyn Waugh’s novel Decline and Fall. Conservative columnist Charles Moore writes in the Daily Telegraph: The deaths inside and outside … Continue reading

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Labor Day Roundup

Spy writer Ben Macintyre was recently interviewed by the New York Times. To the question which book by another author do you wish you had written, he answered: I would love to have written “Scoop,” by Evelyn Waugh, that vicious … Continue reading

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Midwinter Thoughts in Australia

This week was winter solstice in Australia and, in connection with that time of darkness and depression, the Sydney Morning Herald ran an article about suicide. The article, by David Astle, opened with this: Evelyn Waugh walked down to the … Continue reading

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Waugh and Anthony Powell (More)

Waugh’s influence is prominently mentioned in a review in this week’s Die Tagespost, a German language paper sponsored by the Roman Catholic church. The review is by Urs Buhlmann and the book is Powell’s novel The Soldier’s Art which has been … Continue reading

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Milk in First (More)

Two papers today have independently quoted Evelyn Waugh on the issue of when to add milk to one’s tea. In the Liverpool Echo there is a feature article on the subject that opens with the claim that “Liverpool is the … 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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