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Evelyn and Randolph in WWII Yugoslavia

In the new issue of the collected lectures of the British Studies seminar at the Unversity of Texas, there is a lecture entitled “Evelyn Waugh and Randolph Churchill in Yugoslavia”. This is by biographer and literary critic Jeffrey Meyers who … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary of Brideshead Airdrop

75 years ago today, the page proofs of Brideshead Revisited were dropped by parachute into Yugoslavia and retrieved by Evelyn Waugh. This event is recorded in his diary entry for Monday, 20 November 1944 (Diaries, p. 592). This is the … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Visit to Vis

The Observer has published an interview of Croatian writer Srećko Horvat whose new book Poetry from the Future will be issued next week. The interviewer Andrew Anthony describes him as “one of the busiest leftwing political activists in Europe”, noting his … Continue reading

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Yugoslavia and Ishmaelia

Dr Robert Hickson has posted another of his “essays” on Waugh’s life and works on the weblog catholicism.org. These should not be mistaken for religious dicussions but are rather compilations of writings from Waugh’s works or memoirs of his contemporaries … Continue reading

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Review: Waugh at War

Milena Borden has reviewed the play Happy Warriors that opened last week in a North London theatre: James Macdonald’s new play staged in the Upstairs at The Gatehouse theatre is inspired by the Evelyn Waugh and Randolph Churchill’s Second World … Continue reading

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North London Stage Production to Feature Evelyn Waugh

 The Highgate, North London, theatre Upstairs at the Gatehouse has announced the premiere of a new play called Happy Warriors that will feature Evelyn Waugh as one of the principal characters. The script is by James Hugh Macdonald and is … Continue reading

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Waugh and Tito

Standpoint magazine in its current issue has reprinted a letter from Milena Borden who is also one of our readers. She was commenting on an article in the magazine’s November issue as explained in her letter. Here is the text of … Continue reading

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New Book on Churchill and WWII Yugoslavia

A book published late last year reconsiders Winston Churchill’s decision to back the Communist Partisans in favor of the Royalist Chetniks in WWII Yugoslavia. This is by Christopher Catherwood and is entitled Churchill and Tito: SOE, Bletchley Park and Supporting … Continue reading

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Wavian Echoes from WWII

Milena Borden sends this posting: Last week, the UN war times tribunal in The Hague sentenced General Ratko Mladić, of the Jugoslav People’s Army (JNA) and the military commander of the Bosnian Serb forces in the 1990s, to life imprisonment. … Continue reading

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WWII Yugoslavia Revisited

A new collection of articles about the Balkans by Irish writer Hubert Butler has been published in Ireland. This is entitled Balkan Essays, and at its center is a group of essays collected as the “Yugoslavia Suite”. The book is … Continue reading

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