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April 10, 2013

In the Style of Evelyn Waugh

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 7:53 am
Evelyn Waugh   (1903 - 1966)

Evelyn Waugh
(1903 – 1966)

On this day in 1966 the English novelist Evelyn Waugh died at the age of sixty-three. Even those commentators who regarded Waugh’s views and behavior as those of a crackpot thought him the best stylist of his day — a writer, said Gore Vidal, of “prose so chaste that at times one longs for a violation of syntax to suggest that its creator is fallible, or at least part American.”

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