TITLE

Waugh Recrudescens

AUTHOR(S)
Lukacs, John
PUB. DATE
January 1981
SOURCE
National Review;1/23/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features the works and life of prose writer Evelyn Waugh. His books are reissued by various publishers. Waugh was a serious writer, a rightist and a reactionary. His reactionary view of the world was not merely an attitude, and it had little to do with political choices. On the other hand, he was not a triumph of character. He was snobbish, cantankerous, cruel, self-indulgent, and malicious. But he was aware of the disharmony of his nature. The wonder is that the equilibrium he failed to find within himself is there in his letters.
ACCESSION #
6073866

 

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