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Tag Archives: V S Naipaul
Roundup: Mostly Books
—The Times has an article describing a re-reading of Henry Green’s peculiar 1939 novel Party Going. This is by Claire Alltree and opens with this: I think of Henry Green’s 1939 novel every time I walk across Victoria station, which … Continue reading
Posted in Brideshead Revisited, Decline and Fall, Internet, Newspapers Tagged Current Affairs, Henry Green, LitHub.com, Slightly Foxed, The Daily Star (Dhaka), The Times, V S Naipaul Comments Off on Roundup: Mostly Books
Roundup: Divorce, Cults and Lost Cities
—The Guardian recently posted a selection of books on difficult marriages in its “Top 10s” column. It is not surprising that a book by Evelyn Waugh on this topic made the list. Here’s the entry by Elizabeth Lowry: 3. A … Continue reading
Posted in A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh, Labels, Newspapers, Scoop Tagged Alexander Larman, Guardian, The Critic, The Economist, The Sun (Nigeria), TheHistoryReader.com, V S Naipaul Comments Off on Roundup: Divorce, Cults and Lost Cities
V S Naipaul (More)
More articles have come to light in which V S Naipaul’s attitude toward the writings of Evelyn Waugh is discussed: In the online newspaper The Daily Beast there is a story by Alice McNearney about the accidental destruction of Naipaul’s … Continue reading
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Visits with V S Naipaul
Two recent stories following the death of V S Naipaul have Waugh connections. Most prominent are the reflections by Alexander Waugh of his several meetings with Naipaul dating back to his childhood when Sir Vidia came to visit his father. … Continue reading
Posted in Alexander Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh, Interviews, Newspapers Tagged Paul Theroux, TLS, V S Naipaul, Vanity Fair Comments Off on Visits with V S Naipaul
V S Naipaul (1932-2018) R.I.P.
V S Naipaul, writer of fiction and non-fiction, mostly about third world countries or their natives displaced to other lands, has died in England at the age of 85. His last notable action was to win the Nobel Prize in … Continue reading
Posted in A Handful of Dust, Edmund Campion, Evelyn Waugh, Letters, Newspapers, Ninety-Two Days Tagged Hawthornden Prize, New York Times, Nobel Prize, Stabroek News, V S Naipaul, Wall Street Journal Comments Off on V S Naipaul (1932-2018) R.I.P.