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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

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Weekend Roundup: From Germany to Mayfair

Waugh’s 1931 travel book Remote People is receivng more attention in Germany. This may be due to the issuance of a new edition of the full German translation that was originally published in 2007. In a Deutchlandfunk radio broadcast (or … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: Waugh in the Book Reviews

The Daily Telegraph reviews a book by Julie Summers entitled Our Uninvited Guests about the wartime use of British country houses to shelter evacuated refugees from the bombed out cities or provide military bases. The review is by Robert Leigh-Pemberton … Continue reading

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“Night and Day”– A Londoner’s “New Yorker”

Literary critic and journalist Terry Teachout has written an article in the Wall Street Journal about the short-lived magazine Night and Day. This is entitled “The Magazine Shirley Temple Shut Down”. According to Teachout: The New Yorker has been around … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall in the US Papers

The TV Critic of the San Francisco Chronicle, David Weigand, has written a quite favorable review of the BBC’s adaptation of Decline and Fall which will debut tomorrow in the US: Biting wit and a farcically frothy plot make “Decline … Continue reading

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WSJ Traces Etymology of “Scoop”

The Wall Street Journal has an article in which it traces the origin of the word “scoop” and its application to a journalistic coup where one reporter gets his story out ahead of the others who are (or should be) … Continue reading

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Waugh Biography Reviewed in the US Press

Reviews have appeared in two US newspapers of the new biography of Evelyn Waugh by Philip Eade, published earlier this month in the US. In the Wall Street Journal, the book is reviewed by British novelist and journalist Allan Massie. (If … Continue reading

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Lt Hooper Enters US Politics

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Tim Kaine, Democratic candidate for Vice President is likened to Waugh’s character Lt Hooper from his novel Brideshead Revisited: Though a bit character, [Hooper] plays an indispensible role. In his unquestioning embrace of the dominant pieties of his … Continue reading

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Waugh on Champagne in WSJ

Evelyn Waugh’s advice on when to drink champagne is offered again in a Wall Street Journal article on the subject. As noted in an earlier post, this comes from an article he wrote for Vogue magazine near the end of … Continue reading

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The Long Weekend (More)

D.J. Taylor has reviewed Adrian Tinniswood’s book The Long Weekend in the Wall Street Journal. This is a social history of Britain between the wars. Both Alec and Evelyn Waugh merit attention in Taylor’s article, which is entitled “Do not … Continue reading

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