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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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Waugh Quotes in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal publishes a column called “Notable & Quotable” that features quotations worth further contemplation. The latest issue contains a quote from a letter Waugh sent to Thomas Merton in August 1948 advising him on how to improve … Continue reading

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Conservative Think Tank Recommends Waugh Trilogy

The Hoover Institution of Stanford University has added Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy to its Classics of Military History. This is a recommended reading list posted on the Hoover’s internet site. The explanation for inclusion of Waugh’s war novels is … Continue reading

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Waugh Themes Appear in Two New Works

Reviews of two new works refer to themes first appearing in Waugh’s fiction. “Misery,” a play by William Goldman based on a novel by Stephen King has opened in New York and is reviewed in the Wall Street Journal. It is … Continue reading

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WSJ Selects Waugh Novel for Book Group

The Wall Sreet Journal has announced an internet book group that will discuss Waugh’s 1934 novel A Handful of Dust. The group will be moderated by novelist Joseph Kanon, said to be best known for thrillers such as The Good … Continue reading

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