Thursday, November 17, 2011

Birthday boy ...

... Literary Review - Christopher Hart on 'Kiss Me, Chudleigh' by Auberon Waugh, edited by William Cook. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I think I admire Auberon more than I do his father, if only because he survived living with his father.

1 comment:

  1. I read his autobiography, Will this Do?, and found the tone odd. Up till about 1970 (or perhaps till is father died), there was a dispirited tone, as if everything interesting had already happened, and he had inherited a washed-out world. At some point after that the tone picked up and became zestful, but the zest seemed to be for trivialities and petty triumphs.

    And I was deeply shocked by one thing, namely his pride in having discovered and assisted Tina Brown. No doubt Vanity Fair would have been comparably awful without her, but I associate her with a tone as of fingernails down the blackboard.