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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. […]

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold tells of Waugh's horror at private letters being made public.

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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