Tag Archives: Weekly Standard

Brexit, Cameron and Ivor Claire

Dominic Green, who recently wrote an essay about Waugh’s military career (see previous post), has now written a report about the march of 700,000 people in London last weekend demanding a “People’s Vote” on Brexit. The story appears in the … Continue reading

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Patrick Leigh Fermor Enters the Canon

Dominic Green, writing in the Weekly Standard, discusses the career of Patrick Leigh Fermor. The article prominently features serveral points of contact with Evelyn Waugh, not least their service in WWII Crete (Waugh’s in retreat, Leigh Fermor’s in heroism) and … Continue reading

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Put Out More Flags Reconsidered

John Rossi, Professor of History at La Salle University cites Put Out More Flags as underrated, while nevertheless being considered by some as the best novel of WWII. This is in the latest issue of the American Conservative Magazine. Rossi … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: From Sword of Honour to Women of Knossos

In a recent issue of The Australian, Greg Sheridan writes about how his countrymen should deal with the shame of the recent cricket cheating scandal. This is entitled “National brand needs tending, not tears.” As an example of how the … Continue reading

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Henry Green, Enthusiasms, Tammy Faye, and Clarissa

The attempted revival of Henry Green’s works and reputation marches ever onward. The latest contribution is an article by Dominic Green (no likely relationship since Henry’s family name was Yorke) in the New Criterion. Green makes the case that Yorke … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh: An End and a Beginning

Writing in the Weekly Standard, Elizabeth Kantor examines the fascination of viewers with the Netflix series The Crown and compares it to the earlier ITV series Downton Abbey. The  article is entitled, with not too subtle irony, “Crown of Duty.”  In the course … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Grave: Contrary Voices

In a previous post, we reported the conclusions of Alexander Waugh, Evelyn’s grandson, that William Shakespeare was buried in Westminster Abbey, not Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. It is not surprising that the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald has published differing views: THE Shakespeare … Continue reading

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“Tsunami of Waviana”

The Australian magazine Quadrant has a review in its online edition by Mark McGinness of the early volumes of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh published earlier this week. The article is entitled “Total Waugh.” McGinness begins with an effort to … Continue reading

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Arthur Waugh and Prufrock and More

The Weekly Standard’s current issue has an article by American literary scholar William Pritchard marking the centenary of T S Eliot’s first collection of poems–Prufrock and Other Observations. The lead poem in the slim volume of twelve was “The Love Song … Continue reading

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Waugh in Reviews

The Prufrock column in this week’s Weekly Standard magazine contains this reference to the new book Ronald Knox: A Man for All Seasons, with a link to a review of the book: The Catholic priest Ronald Knox made a deep … Continue reading

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