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Why does everyone except me find it so easy to be nice?

Фрэнсис открыл дверь, улыбнулся и объявил: «Портрет готов! Усаживайтесь вон в то кресло и взгляните на него».
Передо мной была огромная газетная карикатура (правда, раскрашенная), изображавшая совершенно лысого, мерзостно дряхлого — мало того, выжившего из ума бизнесмена. Лицо было даже и не лицо, а невесть что: безобразно расплывшееся, как у человека, который страдает синдромом слоновости, распухшее, больше похожее на груду кусков сырого мяса и ошметков жира. Нос, точно полип, тянул щупальца во все стороны, но его основная часть припала к щеке. Рот походил на набрякший фурункул, который вот-вот лопнет. Сцепленные пальцы изображались изумрудно-зелеными штрихами — настоящие когти. Тело и руки были прописаны четкими сухими мазками, в иной технике, чем голова — сырая, смазанная. Голова и плечи были обведены неровным контуром из какой-то влажной слизи. Фрэнсис заявил, что если мне не нравится, я не обязан покупать. Я ушел раздавленный, ноги подкашивались, было чувство, будто я потерял нечто важное. (По просьбе Битона, художник уничтожил портрет. Осталась фотография Сесила Битона, который снял Бэкона во время работы над несохранившимся полотном. — Esquire).


Public lecture on EW by Alexander Waugh: Durham University, March 19, 7 p.m.

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Alexander Waugh, grandson of Evelyn and son of Auberon, will give a public lecture, A Word or Two About Evelyn Waugh, at 7 p.m. tomorrow, March 19, at Durham University. Additional details at the link above. Audio recordings of past … Continue reading

@темы: Academia, Events, Lectures, Durham University, Alexander Waugh


Hugh Trevor-Roper on Evelyn Waugh (More)

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Standpoint magazine has now published a review of the collected letters of Hugh Trevor- Roper which it had earlier excerpted. In the review, Paul Johnson, friend (or at least acquaintance) of Evelyn Waugh and fellow Roman Catholic, mentions HTR’s rather … Continue reading

@темы: Articles, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Lord Birkenhead, Miscellaneous, Paul Johnson


David Bowie, Waugh Fan

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A list of singer/songwriter David Bowie’s 100 favorite books includes Evelyn Waugh’s 1930 novel Vile Bodies. The list appears in an Independent newspaper article that was published in conjunction with an exhibit “David Bowie Is” at the Victoria & Albert museum. The exhibit ran for several … Continue reading

@темы: 1984, David Bowie, George Orwell, Independent newspaper, Miscellaneous, Victoria & Albert museum, Vile Bodies


Full archives of The Tablet and The Catholic Herald now online

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The Tablet and The Catholic Herald have made available online and searchable their archives of past issues. The Spectator did this last year, benefiting greatly Evelyn Waugh enthusiasts and also admirers of the work of his son Auberon, a fixture … Continue reading

@темы: Auberon Waugh, Catholic Herald, Spectator, Tablet


Waugh as a savior of Victorian heritage

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In a new BBC Four series that started Sunday night, Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry, art historian and critic Jonathan Meades cites Evelyn Waugh as one of the leaders of the movement to preserve the Victorian heritage in art … Continue reading

@темы: Victorian Society, Television Programs, Jonathan Meades, Brutalism, BBC, Art, Photography & Sculpture


Шаржи Дэвида Левина

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Why does everyone except me find it so easy to be nice?
13.02.2014 в 17:49
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13.02.2014 в 18:18

mr waugh, Конечно.)) У Левина и еще есть Во.

Но пока искала эти, нашла еще одного, который мне так понравился, что добавлю его в пост.

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Applicants sought for funded Oxford DPhil (PhD) in connection with the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project

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From the announcement by the Faculty of English, University of Oxford: Applicants are sought for a three year, fully funded Studentship (including both fees and living costs) to work towards a DPhil (PhD) in the Faculty of English, University of … Continue reading

@темы: AHRC, Academia, Complete Works, David Bradshaw, Oxford University, Research


BBC Radio 4

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Jeremy Front’s dramatization of Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy, broadcast in seven episodes on BBC Radio 4 last year, won Best Audio Drama (Adaptation) at the 2014 BBC Radio Drama Awards held yesterday in London.

@темы: Events, BBC, Jeremy Front, Radio, Radio 4, Radio Drama Awards, Radio Programs, Sword of Honour


In Search of Nancy: A first trip to the Evelyn Waugh Archive

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A new blog, Waugh and Words, created by Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project at the University of Leicester, features an essay by research associate Barbara Cooke in which she describes her first visit to Alexander Waugh’s home and reflects … Continue reading

@темы: Alexander Waugh, Barbara Cooke, Complete Works, Letters, Nancy Mitford, The Loved One, University of Leicester, Waugh and Words


Huntington Library acquires major Waugh collection

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The Huntington Library in San Marino, California (12 miles west of Los Angeles) has announced the acquisition of a major collection of rare editions and manuscripts of Evelyn Waugh. The collection, consisting of some 250 books and 135 letters and … Continue reading

@темы: Anthony Powell, Bibliophilia, Decline and Fall, Diana Cooper, Evelyn Waugh Studies, First Editions, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Harry Ransom Center, Huntington Library, Letters, Loren and Frances Rothschild, Manuscripts, Ninety-Two Days, Pope John XXIII, The Loved One


Evelyn Waugh’s ear trumpet vs.

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Alexander Chancellor tries Waugh’s notorious ear trumpet, and is impressed: On Christmas Day, in the Somerset home of my daughter Eliza, and her husband, Alexander Waugh, Evelyn’s grandson, I was offered the novelist’s old ear trumpet to try. I am … Continue reading

@темы: ear trumpet, Spectator, Sightings, Chattels & Movables, Alexander Waugh, Alexander Chancellor


Malcolm Muggeridge on Waugh and Stopp’s biography

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In 1959 Malcolm Muggeridge reviewed Frederick J. Stopp’s biography of Evelyn Waugh for the New Republic and described his own slight acquaintance with its subject: The last time I saw him was at a wedding. I am no expert on … Continue reading

@темы: New Republic, Malcolm Muggeridge, Frederick J. Stopp, Books about Evelyn Waugh, Biographies, Articles


Waugh’s Last Interviewer Dies at 90

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Novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard died earlier this month in Suffolk. She was the last person to conduct a broadcast interview of Evelyn Waugh. This was for the BBC Monitor documentary series and was transmitted in February 1964. According to her memoirs, … Continue reading

@темы: All Change, BBC, Christopher Burstall, Elizabeth jane Howard, Face to Face, Interviews, Letters, Martin Amis, Miscellaneous, Monitor, Slipstream, Television, Television Programs, The Cazalet Chonicles


Hugh Trevor-Roper on Evelyn Waugh

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The current issue of Standpoint reprints a 1986 letter of Hugh Trevor-Roper in which he attempts to explain why he and Evelyn Waugh were not, to put it mildly, close chums. HTR (1914-2003) was an academic who first came to … Continue reading

@темы: Vatican II, Sightings, New Statesman, Martin D'Arcy, Letters, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Graham Green, Frank Pakenham, Farm Street Church, Catholicism


Brits in Hollywood

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The long-awaited publication of a book about Waugh’s experience in Hollywood has recently been announced. This is Lisa Colletta’s British Novelists in Hollywood 1935-1965: Travelers, Exiles, and Expats published last month by Palgrave Macmillan in both the US and the UK. … Continue reading

@темы: Aldous Huxley, Books about Evelyn Waugh, Christopher Isherwood, Hollywood, Lisa Colletta, Miscellaneous, The Loved One, Waugh Centenary Conference


Evelyn Waugh 1962 Paris Review interview

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In April 1962 Julian Jebb interviewed Evelyn Waugh for the Paris Review: He showed me into a comfortable, soberly furnished room, with a fine view over the trees across Hyde Park. As he moved about the room he repeated twice … Continue reading

@темы: London, 1962, Interviews, Evelyn Waugh, Paris Review


Deadline approaches for the 2013 Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest!

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The deadline for the 2013 Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest is Dec. 31. Essays by undergraduates on any aspect of the life or work of Evelyn Waugh are solicited for the contest, which will be judged by the editorial board of … Continue reading

@темы: Undergraduate Essay Contest, Evelyn Waugh Studies, Essays


Waugh makes brief appearance in BBC Documentary about Writers in the Blitz

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A recent episode of the BBC’s series The Culture Show (November 6, 2013), entitled Wars of the Heart, dealt with the experience of several writers during the Blitz. The presenter was James Runcie. The primary focus was on Graham Greene … Continue reading

@темы: BBC, Diaries, Documentaries, Graham Greene, Henry Yorke, James Runcie, Lara Feigel, London, Sightings, Television Programs, The Culture Show, The Love-Charm of Bombs, Wars of the Heart, World War II


Eat be poor and be satisfied, and praise the Lord, and those who seek the dancers, their hearts shall live forever.
Знаете, а ведь это ещё не всё.

На нашей улице перевернулся грузовик с фотокарточками. Мне не хватает слов от умиления, поэтому я вам просто покажу две превьюшки

Когда-нибудь потом покажем их в хорошем качестве, а пока можно сходить сюда, и посмотреть на ещё одну семейную фотографию и приятного Обрина.

Upd: Эти фотографии так до меня никогда и не доехали, зато появились в интернетах в нормальном качестве, так что заменяю превью в посте на нормальные изображения.

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@темы: фотографии, margaret, laura, combe florey, auberon

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