Whether celebrating Hogarth or savaging Hollywood, mocking modern manners
or defending traditional English architecture, inviting readers to 'come
inside' the Catholic Church or expressing his contempt for modish Marxism
and American-style religion, Evelyn Waugh's journalism is sparkling,
sometimes vitriolic and always full of good sense. In this wonderful
selection he explores his Oxford youth, his unexpected conversion, his
literary enthusiasms (from P. G. Wodehouse to Graham Greene) and the perils
of basing fictional characters on real people. Decades after their
publication, these pieces still retain their capacity to delight, to
surprise and to shock.

Evelyn Waugh—A Little Order - Selected Journalism

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