Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Vintage appreciation …

 From the NS archive: Fit to Kill - New Statesman. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Kingsley Amis: Why Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall is not satire.

I love Decline and Fall, but I continue that Brideshead Revisited is his greatest. I get the impression from this that Amis thought that Waugh’s conversion to Catholicism adversely affected his art. I cannot agree. 

1 comment:

  1. Waugh is one of my favorite writers and I agree that "Brideshead Revisited" is his greatest novel, but as a writer, my personal favorite is Waugh's "Scoop."