EVELYN WAUGH NEWSLETTER AND
Evelyn Waugh and Cole Porter
In De-Lovely (2004), the recent
biopic of Cole Porter, various artists interpret several of Porter’s
songs. These include “Night and Day,” sung by Kevin Kline as Porter and
John Barrowman, who is billed only as “Musical Performer” but who plays the
role of Guy Holden in Gay Divorce (1932), originally performed by Fred
Astaire. De-Lovely also features “So in Love,” sung by Lara
Fabian and Mario Frangoulis, who play Lilli Vanessi (Katherine) and Fred
Graham (Petruchio) in Kiss Me, Kate (1948). After seeing these
two works performed in the same film, I realized that they also coincide in
the life and work of Evelyn Waugh.
A Supplemental Bibliography of
Evelyn Waugh, Part II
This is the second of three installments that supplement A Bibliography of Evelyn Waugh (1986), by Robert Murray Davis, Paul A. Doyle, Donat Gallagher, Charles E. Linck, and Winnifred M. Bogaards. For the first installment, see the Newsletter 37.1. The numbers on the left correspond to the sequence introduced in the Bibliography. If anyone has more information about these or other publications, please contact the editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
3056a Bonora, Diane Christine. "The Hollywood Novel of the 1930's and 1940's." Unpubl. diss., State University of New York at Buffalo. See Dissertation Abstracts International, 44 (1984), 3060A. Comments on Loved One.
3056b Doyle, Paul A. "Evelyn Waugh." British Novelists, 1930‑1959, ed. Bernard Oldsey. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 15. Detroit: Gale. Pp. 570‑586.
3058a Laing, Stuart. "Novels and the Novel" in Society and Literature, ed. Alan Sinfield. The Context of English Literature series. New York: Holmes & Meier. Pp. 235‑238 on Waugh.
3058b Littlewood, Ian. "Strategies of Defense in the Work of Evelyn Waugh." Unpubl. thesis, University of Sussex.
3059a McDonnell, Jacqueline A. "Women in the Novels of Evelyn Waugh." Unpubl. diss., University of Edinburgh.
3059b McNamara, Jack Donald. "Literary Agent A. D. Peters and Evelyn Waugh, 1928‑1966: 'Quantitative Judgments Don't Apply.'" Unpubl. diss., University of Texas at Austin. See Dissertation Abstracts International, 44 (1983), 902‑A.
3059c Van Zandt, Priscilla Ryan. "The Dull, the Proud, the Wicked, and the Mad: The Litterateur in Satiric Tradition." Unpubl. diss., University of South Florida. See Dissertation Abstracts International, 44 (1984), 2756A.
Reviews of The Essays, Articles and Reviews of Evelyn Waugh, ed. Donat Gallagher (1983)
Barnes, Julian. "To suit the occasion." Times Literary Supplement, 3 February 1984, pp. 113‑114.
Carey, John. "Evelyn Waugh: Who Needs Thought." Sunday Times, 12 February 1984, p. 43.
Clemons, Walter. "A Champion of the Language." Newsweek, 10 September 1984, p. 66.
Dale, A. S. Christianity and Literature, 35, 1 (1985), pp. 72‑73.
Davis, Robert Murray. Evelyn Waugh Newsletter, 18, 2, pp. 8-9.
Enright, D. J. Listener, 2 February 1984, pp. 23‑24.
Gray, Paul. "The Mask Made the Man." Time, 12 November 1984, p. 96.
Larkin, Philip. "Bridey and Basil." Observer, 5 February 1984, p. 52.
McDonnell, Thomas P. National Review, 36 (1984), p. 46.
Medcalf, Stephen. Month, 248 (1985), p. 34.
Sisson, C. H. London Review of Books, 6, iii (1984), pp. 20‑21.
"Waugh Games." Economist, 18 February 1984, p. 79.
Weales, G. Georgia Review, 39, 2 (1985), pp. 444‑447.
Wilson, Edmund. The Forties: From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period. Ed. Leon Edel. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Pp. 150, 151 (meeting with Waugh, 1945), 157 (taxi with Waugh).
3082a Hurst, Daniel L., and Mary Jane Hurst. "Bromide Poisoning: A Literary Case." Clinical Neuropharmacology, 7 (October), pp. 259‑264.
Davis, Robert Murray. "Towards a Mature Style: The
Manuscript of Waugh's Remote People." Analytical
and Enumerative Bibliography, 7, pp. 3‑15.
Ames, Christopher. "The Life of the Party: Festive Vision
in Modern Fiction." Unpubl. diss., Stanford University.
See Dissertation Abstracts International, 45 (1984), 187A. Vile
Evelyn Waugh: The Critical Heritage, ed. Martin Stannard. London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Surveys Waugh's critical reputation and reprints selected reviews of all of his books. With annotations, selected bibliography.
Blayac, Alain. Etudes Anglaises, 38, iv (1985), pp. 479‑480.
Christiansen, Rupert. Times Higher Education Supplement, 7 December 1984, p. 23.
Meckier, Jerome. Studies in the Novel, (Spring 1986), pp. 107‑109.
Francis, Don Landrum. "Structural Diversity and Synthesis in the Novels of Evelyn Waugh." Unpubl. diss., University of Missouri‑Columbia. See Dissertation Abstracts International, 45 (1985), 3347A.
Green, Martin. The English Novel in the Twentieth Century [The Doom of Empire]. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Chapter 5, "Evelyn Waugh: The Triumph of Laughter," pp. 102‑132. Effect of Kipling on Waugh; comparison with Graham Greene; Waugh and commedia dell'arte.
Lees‑Milne, James. Harold Nicolson: A Biography. Vol. II: 1930‑1968. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1984. Pp. 6, 96, 341.
Myers, William. "Evelyn Waugh," in British Writers, vol. VII, ed. Ian Scott‑Kilvert. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Pp. 289‑308.
Gallagher, Donat. "Limited Editions and 'Misprints' Unlimited: Evelyn Waugh's The Defence of the Holy Places." Analytic & Enumerative Bibliography, 8, i (1984), pp. 19‑31.
Gallagher, Donat. "Evelyn Waugh." Times Literary Supplement, 2 March 1984, p. 220. Letter replying to B. Barnes.
Hopley, Claire. “The Significance of Exhilaration and Silence in Put Out More Flags.” Modern Fiction Studies, 30 (Spring), pp. 83‑97.
Lepage, John Louis. "Waugh's The Loved One." Explicator, 42, iii (Spring), pp. 51‑52.
Partridge, Astley Cooper. "Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited." Unisa English Studies, 22 (April 1984), pp. 17‑22.
O'Hare, Coleman. "The Sacred and Profane Memories of Evelyn Waugh's Men at War." Papers on Language and Literature, 20 (Summer 1984), pp. 301‑311. On Brideshead Revisited, Sword of Honour.
Sullivan, Walter. "Waugh Revisited." Sewanee Review, 92, no. 3 (Summer 1984), 442‑450. Review-essay on R. M. Davis, Evelyn Waugh, Writer (1981), B2860, and I. Littlewood, Writings of Evelyn Waugh (1983), B2943.
Stannard, Martin. "The Mystery of the Missing Manuscript." Times Higher Education Supplement, 1 June 1984, p. 13. On the ms. of Vile Bodies.
Stovel, Nora Foster. "The Aerial View of Modern Britain: The Airplane as a Vehicle for Idealism and Satire." ARIEL, 15 (July 1984), pp. 17‑32. Pp. 27‑29 on Waugh.
Toye, Randall. "Waugh's Vile Bodies." Explicator 43 (Fall), pp. 55‑56.
Richler, Mordecai. Article on Waugh in Gentlemen's Quarterly, September 1984.
Schütz, Eberhard. "Pfeifensauchen, Lesen...: Empfehlungen des jungen Evelyn Waugh." Frankfurter Rundschau, 8 September 1984, 2B4.
Ryle, John. Review of Waugh in Abyssinia. Sunday Times, 23 September 1984, p. 42.
Bayley, John. "The Art of Self‑Assertion." Times Literary Supplement, 5 October 1984, pp. 1111‑1112. Review of Waugh in Abyssinia and Critical Heritage.
Davis, Robert Murray. "Waugh Reshapes 'Period
Piece.'" Studies in Short Fiction, 21 (Winter
Waugh, Auberon. "Laura Waugh 1916‑1973." Antigonish Review, no. 56 (Winter 1984), pp. 27‑32.
Bering‑Jensen, H. "Evelyn Waugh: The Last Tourist." National Review, 36 (2 November 1984), pp. 56‑57.
Hitchens, Christopher. "Mischievous Azania." Spectator,
(21‑28 December 1984), p. 17.
Core, Deborah. "The City and the Garden in Brideshead Revisited." Kentucky Philological Association Bulletin. Wilmore: Asbury College. Pp. 7‑13.
Evelyn Waugh, Apprentice: The Early Writings, 1910‑1927. Ed. Robert Murray Davis. Norman, OK: Pilgrim.
DeVitis, A. A. Modern Fiction Studies, 33 (1987), pp. 733‑734.
MacPike, Loralee. Best Sellers, (June 1986), III.
New Statesman, 111 (7 February 1986), p. 32.
Night and Day, ed. Christopher Hawtree. London: Chatto and Windus. Introduction by Hawtree; preface by Graham Greene.
Schlueter, Kurt. "Dimensions of Time and Levels of Representation in Brideshead Revisited: Presented to Professor William Schrickx on the Occasion of His Retirement." In Elizabethan and Modern Studies, ed. J. P. Vander Motten. Ghent: Seminarie voor English and American Literature, Rijksuniversiteit Gent, 1985. Pp. 211‑217.
Waugh, Auberon. A Turbulent Decade: The Diaries of Auberon Waugh 1976‑1985. London: Private Eye. Reprint of previous material.
Stannard, Martin. Review of A Catalogue of the Evelyn Waugh
Collection (1981), by R. M. Davis, B2855, and Evelyn Waugh (1981),
by C. W. Lane, B2868. Modern Language Review, 80
Heath, Jeffrey. "Intellect, Appetite and Example in the Novels of Evelyn Waugh." English Studies in Canada, 11 (March 1985), pp. 53‑69.
Kyle, Keith. "Orders of Empire." London Review of Books, (7 March 1985), pp. 8‑9. Review of Remote People.
Epstein, Joseph. "The Outrageous Mr. Wu." New Criterion, 3 (April 1985), pp. 9‑19.
Bradford, Susan. "Sale of Books and MSS." Times Literary Supplement, 12 April 1985, p. 408. Description of Vile Bodies ms. and its sale.
Review of A Tourist in Africa. New Statesman, 109 (19 April 1985), p. 35.
McDonnell, Thomas P. "Beyond Brideshead." National Review, (20 April 1985), pp. 53‑55.
Davie, Michael. "'Vile Bodies.'" Times Literary Supplement, 26 April 1985, p. 407. Corrects assertion by Bradford that the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas lacks only the ms. to Vile Bodies; it also lacks that for Put Out More Flags.
Rapp, R. H. "A Waugh to End All Waughs." America, 152 (28 April 1985), pp. 317‑319.
Annan, Noel. "Deviant Waugh." London Review of Books, 6 June 1985, pp. 3, 5‑6.
Review of A Little Learning. Forbes, 136 (1 July 1985), p. 10.
Review of When the Going was Good. Esquire, 104 (August 1985), p. 20.
Davis, Robert Murray. "The Failure of Imagination: Evelyn Waugh's School Stories." London Magazine 25 (1985), pp. 88‑97.
Hurtley, J. A. "Evelyn Waugh and the Loss of Arcadia." Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses. 11 (November 1985), pp. 119‑124.
Kloss, Robert J. "Evelyn Waugh: His Ordeal." American Imago, 42, 1 (Winter 1985), pp. 99‑107.
Meckier, Jerome. "Ryder by Gaslight‑‑A Post Mortem." Twentieth Century Literature, 31, iv (Winter 1985), pp. 399‑409.
Harty, John. "Stoppard's Lord Malquist and Mr. Moon." Explicator, 43 (Winter 1985), pp. 59‑60. Handful of Dust.
Editor’s Note: The Newsletter has not had a Bibliographical Editor since 1998. If anyone is willing to take on this task, please contact the editor, email@example.com.
A Refreshing Aura
This is a short booklet by a native Irish priest
who is an ardent admirer of Waugh's writings. This monograph is
individualistic, anecdotal, digressive. Twohig, who has previously
published important studies of the history and activities of the brutal Black
and Tans in pre-Republic Ireland, presents some highlights in Waugh's life
and devotes brief segments to discussing the novels and biographies, as well
as When the Going was Good. There is little here that is new or
revealing; the commentary would best serve introductory readers before they
read the novels and then move on to the professional research studies.
William Boyd has never made any secret of his
admiration for the writings of Evelyn Waugh. In his recent compilation
of articles, reviews, and other non-fiction, more entries are devoted to
Waugh than to any other writer. These include introductions to Labels
and A Handful of Dust, reviews of Collected Travel Writing
and the Brideshead Revisited TV adaptation, as well as interviews and
articles relating to Boyd’s own TV adaptations of Scoop and Sword
of Honour. There is a retrospective essay on Waugh’s relations with
Cyril Connolly as well as another on the occasion of Waugh’s centenary.
In all, nearly 50 pages are devoted to matters Wavian, published by Boyd from
1981 to 2003.
When I first saw the movie of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting,
it played to a packed house at the Rialto in South Pasadena. Within ten
minutes, amidst whispers bemoaning the lack of subtitles, the theater had all
but emptied, with a just a few stragglers forcing themselves to make sense of
the caustic language and content. Making drugs intelligible, or rather
charting their principles of intelligibility, is Marcus Boon’s purview here.
Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest
Drama of Brideshead Revisited
Film of Vile Bodies
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