Monday, March 28, 2016

Rather a strong connection …

… Evelyn Waugh and Film | The Evelyn Waugh Society. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
In his later years Evelyn Waugh would cultivate a public persona as an old-fashioned and snobbish fogey that belies this love of film and his own early creative innovativeness. As Alexander describes it "in the 1930s he was a figurehead of the younger generation. He stood for all that was fast, brash, witty and loud, but after the war he transformed himself into an old-fashioned clown not unlike his father. He wore outmoded and outlandish suits and hats, insisted on changing for dinner, surrounded himself with Victorian furniture and bric-a-brac and, like his father, appeared to the world as an arcane eccentric from a Victorian novel."


  1. Frank,

    The piece mentions Waugh's "The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold." Have you read it?

    I love that no one could satirise Waugh better than Waugh himself. Great novel.


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