- An Evelyn Waugh Website
Readers and students of Brideshead Revisited and the Sword
of Honour trilogy need look no further than David Cliffe's
richly detailed reference.
- Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies and The Evelyn Waugh Society
An active international community of Waugh scholars is at work online. For excellent articles unavailable
elsewhere and for details of the 2008 Evelyn Waugh Conference, bookmark these two sites.
to Face" 18 June 1960
Four valuable recordings from Waugh's famous BBC interview with
John Freeman. RealPlayer required.
Asked once what he did for his college Waugh replied, "I
drank for it." A short biographical sketch that pays particular
attention to Brideshead (naturally) and the Sword
of Honour trilogy but falls disappointingly silent about
his undergraduate excesses.
10 June 1999
Taken from the official record of debate in the Houses of Parliament,
here Lord Longford recalls Waugh at lunch with Sir William Beveridge,
founder of the welfare state.
Waugh: The Height of His Powers
High praise for the unjustly overlooked Put Out More Flags.
A contemporary review from 1928. Included here for novelty value
rather than for any penetrating insight into the text, it reads
back like the work of Harry Enfield's Mr Cholmondely-Warner. Even
features the word 'agreeable'.
headful of dust - Nicholas Lezard in The Guardian
Newspaper article celebrating Penguin's 1999 reissue of The
Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.
F Deedes: Like Boot of The Beast
Extracts from Lord Deedes' memoir At
War With Waugh were published in the Telegraph - here's the first.
Good list of the novelist and poet's selected works, plus rudimentary
Connolly by William Boyd
"It is closing time in the gardens of the West and from now
on an artist will be judged only by the resonance of his solitude
or the quality of his despair..."
Waste Land by T S Eliot as hypertext
At times as bewildering to navigate as the poem itself - not least for being cluttered with Google ads and useless pop-ups - this fascinating
site annotates Eliot's masterpiece of 'rhythmical grumbling'.
"The Waste Land" set the tone for Waugh's literary generation
and captured the mood of the one before it: Anthony Blanche bawls
the lines through a megaphone in Brideshead Revisited and the poem was the source of the title A Handful of Dust.
- Aldous Huxley
- Soma Web
Best of the Internet's Huxley sites, with an extensive list of
links and bibliography. Dominated by discussion of Brave
New World, but that's life.
Lewis and 'anti-pathos'
Purists may dispute the matter, but the resemblance to Waugh must
be clear to any reader who's ever picked up The Apes of
- Anthony Powell Resources Page
A huge and comprehensive site dedicated to this fine novelist,
friend of Waugh and Oxford contemporary.
- Anthony Powell - Powell's Way
Terrific essay by Christopher Hitchens located on the New
York Review of Books website. Concentrating on A
Dance to the Music of Time, Hitchens touches on the Tory
novelist instincts shared to some extent by Waugh, while making
clear the essential differences between the two writers.
(H H Munro) - The Chronicles of Clovis
All twenty-eight short stories are available here on-line. This
is Saki's best-known collection and includes "Tobermory", "Sredni
Vashtar" and "The Jesting of Arlington Stringham".