Guest Writers

Portrait of the late Professor David Bradshaw

Professor David Bradshaw, 1955-2016

The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project is deeply sad to announce the untimely passing of our Co-Investigator, David Bradshaw. David had been ill with cancer for some months. Below are some personal memories of David from members of the CWEW team.               From Barbara Cooke:   I first […]

Duff Cooper bookplate pasted inside the autograph draft of “Ninety-Two Days” . Box 9(13), Evelyn Waugh Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Image by Naomi Milthorpe

Manuscripts as Memorials

The following guest post is kindly supplied by Andrew W. Mellon fellow Dr Naomi Milthorpe. In my first Waugh and Words post I raised some questions about what the collections at different research archives can reveal for Waugh scholars and enthusiasts. I’m interested in how each collection illuminates a different aspect of Waugh; why Waugh […]

Evelyn Waugh, Cynic?

Evelyn Waugh, Cynic?

The following guest post is kindly supplied by Andrew W. Mellon fellow Dr Naomi Milthorpe. In early December 2015 I took up a Research Fellowship at the Huntington Library in California, to work on a project rather ambitiously titled “Waugh and the Library.” Having spent time researching Waugh’s writing and book collecting using the archives […]

A Week in the World of Waugh

A Week in the World of Waugh

When journeying to Leicester on Monday morning, I was somewhat daunted by the prospect of the future week, a week where I would be experiencing the working life of the research associates on the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project here at the Univeristy. It was a relief, therefore, to be greeted at 9:15 by Barbara […]

Living room at 17a Canonbury Square (detail). ©Alexander Waugh, Waugh Family Archive, Milverton.

Vile Bodies: The photograph! The painting! The half-finished book!

The following is a guest post kindly supplied by Duncan McLaren.   In the spring of 2011, when my book Evelyn! Rhapsody for an Obsessive Love was listed for publication by the now defunct Beautiful Books, Alexander Waugh kindly provided me with scans of several photos that he suggested I might use for publicity purposes. […]

Book Group: The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

Book Group: The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

Words by Ian Truslove. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold: “A Conversation Piece” recounts a period of mental confusion and breakdown in the life of Gilbert Pinfold, an established novelist of mature years. Evelyn Waugh’s last stand-alone novel was published in 1957, nine years before his death. It is an uncomfortable book. It is significantly autobiographical, and many of […]

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