The Diaries Of Evelyn Waugh

The Diaries Of Evelyn Waugh Evelyn Waugh kept a diary almost continuously from the age of seven until a year before his death in and extracts from the diaries caused sensation when they were published by in The Observer Pr

  • Title: The Diaries Of Evelyn Waugh
  • Author: Evelyn Waugh
  • ISBN: 9780297771265
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Evelyn Waugh kept a diary almost continuously from the age of seven until a year before his death in 1966, and extracts from the diaries caused sensation when they were published by in The Observer Providing the background to the novels which made Waugh famous, these diaries are a sharp and baleful view of the social history of our times.

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    1. 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 all we were taught, really He went on to Hertford College, Oxford, where he read History When asked if he took up any sports there he quipped, I drank for Hertford In 1924 Waugh left Oxford without taking his degree After inglorious stints as a school teacher he was dismissed for trying to seduce a school matron and or inebriation , an apprentice cabinet maker and journalist, he wrote and had published his first novel, Decline and Fall in 1928 In 1928 he married Evelyn Gardiner She proved unfaithful, and the marriage ended in divorce in 1930 Waugh would derive parts of A Handful of Dust from this unhappy time His second marriage to Audrey Herbert lasted the rest of his life and begat seven children It was during this time that he converted to Catholicism During the thirties Waugh produced one gem after another From this decade come Vile Bodies 1930 , Black Mischief 1932 , the incomparable A Handful of Dust 1934 and Scoop 1938 After the Second World War he published what is for many his masterpiece, Brideshead Revisited, in which his Catholicism took centre stage The Loved One a scathing satire of the American death industry followed in 1947 After publishing his Sword of Honour Trilogy about his experiences in World War II Men at Arms 1952 , Officers and Gentlemen 1955 , Unconditional Surrender 1961 his career was seen to be on the wane In fact, Basil Seal Rides Again 1963 his last published novel received little critical or commercial attention Evelyn Waugh, considered by many to be the greatest satirical novelist of his day, died on 10 April 1966 at the age of 62.See enpedia wiki Evelyn_W

    2. Read with the letters, these diaries are so revealing. How heartless he could be at times, and yet hungering for respect from his blue blood buds. To be accepted as one of them. I wonder if his kids got the boost he so desired for them.I do feel sorry for Laura.

    3. Deliciously indiscreet, hilariously incorrect: there is nothing not to love in these diaries--except that there are not more of them! Immensely enjoyable to the point of rollicking laughter at not a few points.

    4. As Waugh got older, his journal becomes a lot more mundane. It does become hard going towards the end, and it's very long!

    5. The man unadorned and unashamed. Prejudice, hatreds and his inner self revealed. Often uncomfortable to read but a sine qua non if you wish to understand him.

    6. 1) DRINKING! 2) BEING BORED 3) DRINKINGskimmed through quite a lot of it because it's not particularly compelling. it does pick up a bit during/after wwii though.

    7. Of interest only to devotées, but for them these diaries are a treat. Waugh is cantankerous yet devout, obsessive and petty yet honest and genuine in his lifelong pilgrimage.

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