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Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966)

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Born in Hampstead and educated at Oxford University, Evelyn Waugh came from a literary family. His elder brother, Alec was a novelist, and his father, Arthur Waugh, was the influential head of a large publishing house. Even in his school days, Waugh showed sings of the profound belief in näytä lisää Catholicism and brilliant wit that were to mark his later years. Waugh began publishing his novels in the late 1920's. He joined the Royal Marines at the beginning of World War II and was one of the first to volunteer for commando service. In 1944 he survived a plane crash in Yugoslavia and, while hiding in a cave, corrected the proofs of one of his novels. Waugh's early novels, Decline and Fall (1927), Vile Bodies (1930), and A Handful of Dust (1934), established him as one of the funniest and most brilliant satirists the British had seen in years. He was particularly skillful at poking fun at the scramble for prominence among the upper classes and the struggle between the generations. He lived for a while in Hollywood, about which he wrote The Loved One (1948), a scathing attack on the United States's overly sentimental funeral practices. His greatest works, however, are Brideshead Revisited (1945), which has been made into a highly popular television miniseries, and the trilogy Sword of Honor (1965), composed of Men at Arms (1952), Officers and Gentlemen (1955), and The End of the Battle (1961). (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


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Decline and Fall (1928) 3,656 kappaletta, 59 arvostelua
Rakkaamme (1948) 3,603 kappaletta, 74 arvostelua
Vile Bodies (1930) 3,521 kappaletta, 61 arvostelua
Pimeitä voimia (1932) 1,403 kappaletta, 26 arvostelua
Men at Arms (1952) 1,240 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
Put Out More Flags (1942) 1,203 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
The Sword of Honour Trilogy (1952) 1,112 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
Officers and Gentlemen (1955) 1,092 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
The End of the Battle (1961) 969 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh (1998) 937 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Helena (1950) 741 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (1957) 636 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
When the Going Was Good (1946) 557 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Edmund Campion (1935) 532 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
A Little Learning: The First Volume of an Autobiography (1964) 332 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Letters of Evelyn Waugh (1980) 306 kappaletta
The Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976) 276 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Työ hyllytetty ja muita kertomuksia (1943) 256 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Handful of Dust [and] Decline and Fall (1956) 201 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Ronald Knox (1948) — Tekijä — 180 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Charles Ryder's School Days and Other Stories (1982) 174 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Labels: A Mediterranean Journal (1930) 162 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Remote People (1931) 155 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Waugh Abroad: The Collected Travel Writing (2003) 145 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper (1991) 126 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Tourist in Africa (1954) 121 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Coronation of Haile Selassie (1931) 121 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Waugh in Abyssinia (1984) 100 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Vile Bodies [and] Black Mischief (1960) 96 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Seven Deadly Sins (1961) — Avustaja — 89 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Ninety-Two Days: A Journey in Guiana and Brazil, 1932 (1934) 87 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Scott-King's Modern Europe (1947) 80 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Selected Works (1977) 80 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Decline and Fall / Vile Bodies / Put Out More Flags (2003) 69 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Essays, Articles and Reviews of Evelyn Waugh (1983) 63 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Love Among the Ruins (1953) 61 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Scoop [and] Put out More Flags (1961) 56 kappaletta
Two Lives: Edmund Campion - Ronald Knox (2001) 36 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Robbery Under Law (1939) 35 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Rossetti: His Life and Works (1928) 28 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Tactical Exercise (1947) 25 kappaletta
Mr Loveday's Little Outing & Other Early Stories (1936) 18 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The world of Evelyn Waugh (1928) 14 kappaletta
The Holy Places (1953) — Tekijä — 12 kappaletta
Tactical Exercise and Other Late Stories (2011) 7 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Opere 1930-1957 (1992) 7 kappaletta
Brideshead Revisited (BBC Radio Collection) (2003) 6 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Man Who Liked Dickens [Short story] (2012) 6 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Prose Memoirs Essays (1980) 6 kappaletta
Wine in peace and war (1947) 6 kappaletta
Trois nouvelles (1994) 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Wer zuerst kommt, mahlt zuerst (2000) 4 kappaletta
The surprise of excellence: modern essays on Max Beerbohm (1974) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Journal de guerre: (1939-1945) (2019) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Brod-Decline And Fall Waugh E (1979) 2 kappaletta
Impressions of Spain (1965) 2 kappaletta
Cruise [short story] 2 kappaletta
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Сборник 1 kappale
2008 1 kappale
Goa: The home of a saint (1953) 1 kappale
Best of Evelyn Waugh (2008) 1 kappale
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Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Avustaja — 149 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Interviewee — 146 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Avustaja — 145 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Brideshead Revisited [1981 TV miniseries] (1981) — Original novel — 134 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Combined Operations: The Official Story of the Commandos (1943) — Johdanto — 127 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
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Saints for Now (1952) — Avustaja — 110 kappaletta
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Avustaja — 82 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Avustaja — 81 kappaletta
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Graham Greene: A Collection of Critical Essays (1973) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
The Giant Book of Classic Chillers (1992) — Avustaja, eräät painokset22 kappaletta
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Decline and Fall [2017 TV Mini Series] (2014) — Original novel — 14 kappaletta
Comedy Classics: 34 Hilarious Stories (1987) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Advice (1960) — Preface, eräät painokset12 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Little Innocents: Childhood Reminiscences (1932) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Terrors, Torments, and Traumas: An Anthology (1978) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Nachtelijke cavalcade : twaalf ongewone vertellingen (1959) — Tekijä — 8 kappaletta
My Favorite Suspense Stories (1968) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The West Country Book (1981) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Best crime stories. 4 (1971) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
The Best from Cosmopolitan — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
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Brideshead Revisited, Volume One [1981 TV miniseries] — Original novel — 2 kappaletta
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
The New Decameron. Sixth volume (1929) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
[Anthologie de nouvelles anglaises] (2001) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Modern British and American short stories (1982) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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"Why would any novelist put the most important and impactful moment right in the center of the book?" That is the question I kept asking myself after I finished A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh. The part that I'm referring to is no doubt tragic and well written, but the fact that it is put where it is makes the rest of the reading experience ineffective.

Besides the fact that the structure of the plot was not great, the dialogue was superb. The way that Evelyn Waugh makes a conversation so interesting and yet realistic is a gift from god himself. Unfortunately, the faults outweigh the strengths within this novel, which is why this is one of the lower-rated books on my shelf.… (lisätietoja)
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tayswift1477 | 91 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2024 |
Scoop (London, 1938) by Evelyn Waugh is a satire on journalism. It is based on Waugh's 1935 assignment to cover the conflict between Abyssinia and Italy while working as a war correspondent for the London Daily Mail in Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). Waugh acknowledged that he was not very good at covering wars, but he did keep a close eye on what his fellow reporters were doing. The outcome was a comedic and satirical novel that mocks the newspaper industry and the journalism profession with a playful yet decidedly deadly tone.

The story centers upon a few humorous turns of events. Lord Copper, the conceited and uneducated proprietor of the Daily Beast, inadvertently dispatches William Boot, a naive nature columnist, to cover the conflict in the made-up nation of Ishmaelia in East Africa. At least geographically speaking, Ishmaelia and Abyssinia are identical. William learns a few fast lessons on the crafty methods used by journalists, who are constantly attempting to outsmart their peers and break a story. William returns to London as a well-known reporter after receiving many significant scoops on his own thanks to a string of fortunate events. However, all of it is meaningless to him, and he is glad to be going back to his remote and run-down country house, Boot Magna Hall, where his numerous eccentric relatives reside. Overall this is still an entertaining comedic read.
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jwhenderson | 82 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 1, 2024 |
Apparently Waugh did not allow any of his travel books to be reprinted during his lifetime, which I think was prudent. Writing is of course a livelihood, not merely artistic and creative expression, but Waugh’s travel writing was pretty exclusively in the former category with little of the latter. The material in Remote People and Waugh in Abyssinia was collected in a journalistic capacity and retains interest because of the historic events being covered, although Waugh’s obvious sympathy with the Italian cause in Ethiopia is disconcerting. I enjoyed Ninety-Two Days mostly because Waugh was visiting a country, Guyana, still not regarded as a tourist destination and exploring the interior, a landscape unfamiliar even to most Guyanese. The most egregious sell-out is Robbery under Law, written under contract to the Pearson family whose oil assets had been confiscated by the Mexican government. Graham Greene’s visit to Mexico around the same time produced The Power and the Glory, one of his greatest novels. Waugh’s PR effort is a painful contrast. Written in 1938, Robbery under Law is full of predictions about the world geopolitical future which are very wide of the mark, to put it charitably. But just when I was ready to throw this doorstop of a book (1064 pages) across the room some characteristic Waughian turn of phrase or original insight kept me going. Probably When the Going Was Good, a book of excerpts from four of these works he created after WW II, contains most of the best material. Waugh Abroad is for Waugh completists.… (lisätietoja)
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booksaplenty1949 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 28, 2024 |
The book was my mother’s copy, and it was her generation that had their bright lives interrupted by war. I was just about to put it down when the writing suddenly came alive. I was at the point (p.68) where Adam goes to ask Nina’s father for money. Archetypal and almost Wodehouseian in style, Waugh seemed to suddenly hit his stride with this set piece of crumbling English manor-house absurdity.
The food at Shepheard’s tends to be mostly game pie – quite black inside and full of beaks and shot and inexplicable vertebrae – p. 84

While the drunk Major betting device was an obvious form of deus ex machina the quality of the narrative felt very uneven to me. There were periods where I was not enthralled or amused. Curiously, the racing day should have been more interesting than it was. But it did have its moments.
The truth is that motor-cars offer a very happy illustration of the metaphysical distinction between ‘being’ and ‘becoming’. p. 161

The outbreak of war and the ominous approach of destruction at the very end of the book felt wrong although it was exactly right for the times.
One of the delights of this book was Waugh’s use of parentheses for thoughts,
‘Oh Nina, what a lot of parties .’
…(Masked parties, savage parties…comic dances in Scotland and disgusting parties in Paris – all that succession and repetition of massed humanity,… Those vile bodies…) p. 123
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simonpockley | 60 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 25, 2024 |


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