Evelyn Waugh

  1. English author of satirical novels (1903-1966)
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  • Hilaire Belloc, J.K. Huysmans, G.K. Chesterton, and Evelyn Waugh (who quoted The Waste Land frequently) all made an initial reputation for nightmarish satire before retreating into a not always convincing nook of Catholicism. Letters to the Editor
  • Novelist Evelyn Waugh graphically described the tableau as ‘a wildly vivacious statue of the Abbe Faria, a Goan mesmerist of the Napoleonic era, caught here in hot bronze at the climax of an experiment, rampant over an entranced female.’
  • If he wants to be tight all the time," said Julia Flyte of her dipsomaniacal brother Sebastian in Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited," "then why doesn't he go and live in Kenya? Forging a Country in African Wilds
  • The title of Evelyn Waugh's first novel was 'Decline and Fall'.
  • In London, Evelyn Waugh used to walk through rainstorms into Hampstead to mail letters so that they'd be franked with the prestigious NW3 postcode. Following the Bobos to Greener Pastures
  • He is part of the starry ensemble in Stephen Fry's Evelyn Waugh adaptation Bright Young Things.
  • And as a bonus there are a few literary/review essays on writers like Nabokov, Sebald and Evelyn Waugh.
  • Evelyn Waugh couldn't have scripted it better.
  • Two of the abler young novelists of the time, Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene, were converts to Roman Catholicism.
  • Not since ITV's Brideshead Revisited, 20 years ago now, has an English country house been home to so many familiar names, and if Gosford Park life lacks the vicious streak of Evelyn Waugh's work, its playful devilry is a joy.
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