Whether Celebrating Hogarth Or Savaging Hollywood, Mocking Modern Manners Or Defending Traditional English Architecture, Inviting Readers To Come Inside The Catholic Church Or Expressing His Contempt For Modish Marxism And American Style Religion, Evelyn Waugh S Journalism Is Sparkling, Sometimes Vitriolic And Always Full Of Good Sense In This Wonderful Selection He Explores His Oxford Youth, His Unexpected Conversion, His Literary Enthusiasms From P G Wodehouse To Graham Greene And The Perils Of Basing Fictional Characters On Real People Decades After Their Publication, These Pieces Still Retain Their Capacity To Delight, To Surprise And To Shock.
Evelyn Waugh s father Arthur was a noted editor and publisher His only sibling Alec also became a writer of note In fact, his book The Loom of Youth 1917 a novel about his old boarding school Sherborne caused Evelyn to be expelled from there and placed at Lancing College He said of his time there, the whole of English education when I was brought up was to produce prose writers it was al
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- A little order: A selection from his journalism
- Evelyn Waugh
- 05 July 2018 Evelyn Waugh