on the whole, you can imagine what fun it would have been to receive a letter from him (Nicholas Lezard GUARDIAN)
The acerbic wit that made Waugh's novels so entertaining makes for some perfectly hilarious and wildly entertaining letters. ( CATHOLIC HERALD)
Evelyn Waugh was the last of the great letter-writers, and his witty, elegant correspondence to a wide circle of friends contains more than a touch of malice.
In the 1920s Waugh wrote to a schoolfriend about his undergraduate escapades at Oxford and the Harold Acton and Henry Green of his unhappy jobs, his literary plans and the break-up of his first marriage. In the 1930s his boisterous letters recount his successes, social life and travels in South America. During the war, writing to his second wife, Laura Herbert, he revealed the strength of his love for her more vividly than has appeared elsewhere. He was inspired by Ann Fleming, Lady Diana Cooper and Nancy Mitford.
Politics are rarely mentioned and he discusses writing only with someone he recognises as an equal, like Graham Greene. His deeply felt religious beliefs are expressed to John Betjeman. But Waugh's main concern is to amuse - and in this he is triumphantly successful.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Phoenix, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110753827379
Descripción Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), 2010. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0753827379
Descripción Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0753827379
Descripción Phoenix. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0753827379 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW4.0390703