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Evelyn Waugh - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Evelyn Waugh

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Evelyn Waugh, author of Decline and Fall, A Handful of Dust, Put Out More Flags, and Brideshead Revisited; twentieth century British Literature / English Literature
Evelyn Waugh   (1903 - 1966)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  October 28, 1903
London, England
 
Died:  April 10, 1966
Sommerset, England
 
Related authors:
P. G. Wodehouse
 
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Evelyn Waugh - LIFE STORIES
 
 
4/10/1966     In the Style of Evelyn Waugh
On this day in 1966 the English novelist Evelyn Waugh died at the age of sixty-three. Even those commentators who regarded Waugh's views and behavior as those of a crackpot thought him the best stylist of his day -- a writer, said Gore Vidal, of "prose so chaste that at times one longs for a violation of syntax to suggest that its creator is fallible, or at least part American."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Handful of Dust
fiction
 
Brideshead Revisited
fiction
 
Decline and Fall
fiction
 
Put Out More Flags
fiction
 
The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh
anthology, fiction
 
Waugh Abroad: The Travel Writing of Evelyn Waugh
non-fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Evelyn Waugh: A Biography
by Selina Hastings
biography
 
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BBC Interviews
Interviews in Real Audio format from BBC Radio on Waugh's childhood memories and first stories, prep school at Oxford, his religious faith, works, withdrawl from society, and reaction to praise and criticism.

"Have you ever brooded on what appears to be to you unjust or unfair criticism? No, I'm afraid if someone praises me I think, what an ass, and if they abuse me i think, what an ass. And if they say nothing about you at all and take no notice of you? That's the best I can hope for. ... Why are you appearing on this program? Poverty."
Doubting Hall - A Guided Tour Around the Works of Evelyn Waugh
Features an excellent introductory essay to Waugh's life, thematic interests, and narrative techniques. Also offers a chronology of the author's life, selected quotations, recommended links, and a synopsis of major works including "Decline and Fall," "Pinfold," "Vile Bodies," "A Handful of Dust," and "Brideshead Revisited."

"Waugh's presence holds fast, to the extent that he holds a strong claim to be the single most important influence over the modern British novel. His name is often summoned up by publishers and reviewers, casually acknowledging its importance as a point of reference, in discussing contemporary fiction."
Evelyn Waugh: The Height of His Powers
Essay from the pages of the Atlantic Monthly in which L. E. Sissman praises the author for penning "the best record I have read of England in the first year of the Second War" and concludes: "If I'm not mistaken, Put Out More Flags is the greatest of Evelyn Waugh's great novels. As such, it deserves to be revived and reread as long as we read English."
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