Tag Archives: The Spectator

Two Interesting Offers: A Manuscript and a Letter

A Waugh manuscript is on offer on the ABE bookseller website. This is the three-page handwritten manuscript of the article entitled “Awake My Soul! It Is a Lord” that appeared in The Spectator on 8 July 1955. Here’s the description: … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday/Memorial Day Roundup

–Novelist Kevin Kwan was recently interviewed in LitHub. This was on the occasion of last week’s issuance of his latest novel Lies and Weddings. Here’s the opening: Kevin Kwan’s much anticipated new novel, Lies and Weddings, is out today [21 … Continue reading

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Easter Roundup

–The Jesuit journal America has an article by senior editor James T Keane entitled “The sometimes-savage perfection of Catholic parody.” In looking back over previous articles on this theme, he came up with one in 1958 where its author Joel … Continue reading

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Roundup: Letter, Exhibit and Two Recommendations

–A letter from Evelyn Waugh is on offer on the internet. The description and text appear in this posting by the seller Rooke Books: An autographed signed letter from Evelyn Waugh to Eileen Mayo, in the original envelope. Envelope is … Continue reading

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Pre-Christmas Roundup

–The British Film Institute (BFI) has posted a copy of Evelyn Waugh’s 1924 silent film production The Scarlet Woman. I think the film was more a creation of Waugh’s Oxford friend Terrence Greenidge than Waugh himself, although Waugh seems to … Continue reading

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Armistice Day Roundup

—The Spectator carries an article revealing renewed interest in the works of innovative novelist Ronald Firbank. This is by contemporary novelist Alan Hollinghurst and is inspired by the recent erection of a Blue Plaque commemorating Firbank’s residence at 33 Curzon … Continue reading

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Roundup: Anniversaries, Flemings and Nature Writing

–A feature length article in the religious journal Crisis Magazine marks the anniversary of Waugh’s conversion to Roman Catholicism on 29 September 1930. This is written by S A McCarthy and entitled “The Curmudgeonly Catholic: Three Life Lessons from Evelyn … Continue reading

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Labo[u]r Day Roundup

–Writing in the New  York Review of Books, Michael Gorra reviews novelist Zadie Smith’s latest book The Fraud. This is the lead article of this issue, and in it Gorra places the novel in the context of Smith’s other works … Continue reading

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Roundup: Late Stories, Stately Festivals and a Rare (but Misspelled) Burgundy

–This week’s TLS has a review of Inez Holden’s late stories recently published in a collection issued by the Anthony Powell Society. Here’s an excerpt from the review by Lindsay Duguid: …The stories share an elusive quality, with only the … Continue reading

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Mid-July Roundup

–Novelist, critic and literary biographer DJ Taylor in this month’s Literary Review writes about literary biographies. His own most recent efforts in this field are a revision and expansion of his biography of George Orwell originally published in 2003 and … Continue reading

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