Thursday, June 22, 2006

Loving Evelyn Waugh

I read a bit of Evelyn Waugh recently. Shortly to be 40 years dead, apparently. I'd recommend Scoop to anyone. The first half of A Handful of Dust is good but the second half goes sour. The Loved One struck me as fairly sour. It is praised for its perception of California. I suppose I got some of that. I haven't read my copy of the Sword of Honour trilogy yet. I am either too naive to love Waugh, or else not cynical enough. Great prose and all that though.


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