Last edited by Grodal
Monday, July 27, 2020 | History

6 edition of At war with Waugh found in the catalog.

At war with Waugh

the real story of Scoop

by W. F. Deedes

  • 356 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Pan Books in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • Ethiopia
    • Subjects:
    • Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966.,
    • Deedes, W. F. -- Friends and associates.,
    • Deedes, W. F. -- In literature.,
    • Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936 -- Literature and the war.,
    • War correspondents -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • British -- Ethiopia -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Journalists in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementW.F. Deedes.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6045.A97 S3633 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination134, [1] p., [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages134
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3377855M
      ISBN 10033041268X
      LC Control Number2004478635
      OCLC/WorldCa56542097

        Waugh's World War II trilogy — comprised of Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender — was based on his own war experiences and published between and The novels follow protagonist Guy Crouchback, an aristocrat and Roman Catholic. Though relatively neglected, Waugh's post-war work was astonishingly varied, consistently stylistically strong, and continually an occasion for critics and academics to review and denounce the politics and confession of the writer, rather than assessing the achievements of the work. saw the British publication of the novella Scott-King’s.

      In this novel, Waugh brilliantly satirizes the English middle and upper class reactions to World War II. From the men who dress up in uniform and play soldier like little boys to the rogues who try to profit from war-time hysteria, Waugh finds plenty of targets. This book reads like . Book review: At war with Waugh: the real story of Scoop by W.(William) F. Deedes Krever, Richard , Book review: At war with Waugh: the real story of Scoop by W.(William) F. Deedes, Law society journal, vol. 42, no. 4, pp.

      first novel in Evelyn Waugh's brilliant Sword of Honor trilogy. Guy Crouchback, determined to get into the war, takes a commission in the Royal Corps of Halberdiers. Men at Arms: Evelyn Waugh: : Books Men at Arms is a novel by the British novelist Evelyn Waugh. Men at Arms (Waugh novel) - Wikipedia.   In her review she referred to the trilogy as “Men at War.” That is the title mentioned on the front flap of the US edition’s dust jacket. The publishers were apparently unaware of Waugh’s intended title for the one-volume edition of the war trilogy. That single volume recension entitled Sword of Honour appeared in (USA, ).


Share this book
You might also like
Non-conformists no schismaticks, no rebels, or, A Vindication of the present practice of The non-conformists

Non-conformists no schismaticks, no rebels, or, A Vindication of the present practice of The non-conformists

Rocks and Minerals (Color and Learn)

Rocks and Minerals (Color and Learn)

The bracket clock

The bracket clock

Well-ordered treasure.

Well-ordered treasure.

Frank Lloyd Wright: his life, his work, his words.

Frank Lloyd Wright: his life, his work, his words.

Interests of vendor and purchaser in land during the period between contract and completion

Interests of vendor and purchaser in land during the period between contract and completion

Consequences of a chromospheric temperature gradient on the width of H [alpha] in late-type giants

Consequences of a chromospheric temperature gradient on the width of H [alpha] in late-type giants

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

Meate out of the eater

Meate out of the eater

Fortress Singapore

Fortress Singapore

Submitting an idea

Submitting an idea

At war with Waugh by W. F. Deedes Download PDF EPUB FB2

History, both political and literary, was made when W.F. Deedes met Evelyn Waugh in Both were in Abyssinia to cover a war, and While Deedes was principally concerned with filing copy to London, the author of Brideshead Revisited had another agenda and another novel in mind, Scoop.

As Waugh drank, played poker, and observed hacks in seedy hotel bars in Addis Ababa, he /5(4). Evelyn Waugh and Scoop are something of a "hook" in this short memoir by W.F. Deedes of his time covering the Italian invasion of Abyssinia for the Morning 's presence in the tale is intermittent, while "the real story of Scoop" is for the most part the subject of one specific chapter.

Waugh's characters were largely composites, or drawn from imagination, but Deedes notes a number /5. Buy At War With Waugh: The Real Story of Scoop Main Market by Deedes, W.

(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(5). At War with Waugh The Real Story of Scoop By W.F. Deedes Macmillan, pp, $ Evelyn Waugh represented the Daily Mail, and the focus of his postwar book Waugh.

Synopsis History, both political and literary, was made when W. Deedes met Evelyn Waugh in Both were in Abyssinia to cover a war which many in England regarded with bewildered indifference but which profoundly influenced an impending global : W.

Deedes. History, both political and literary, was made when W. Deedes met Evelyn Waugh in Both were in Abyssinia to cover a war which many in England regarded with bewildered indifference but which profoundly influenced an impending global Edition: Unabridged.

-REVIEW: of Selina Hastings' "Evelyn Waugh: A Biography," (Hugh Kenner, NY Times Book Review) -REVIEW: of Evelyn Waugh: A Biography by Selina Hastings (John Banville, London Guardian) -REVIEW: The Possessed (NOEL ANNAN.

NY Review of Books) -REVIEW: of At War with Waugh by WF Deedes (Diana Mosley, Evening Standard). Hence, if Waugh could bring his influence to bear to close this rift, he would surely help the war effort.

Ironically, Waugh was available for this job because he had been a victim of the anti-Catholic purge of the Commandos by Lord ‘Shimi’ Lovat, of later Pegasus Bridge fame on D-Day, and had been transferred to the Royal Horse Guards.

After having been somewhat underwhelmed with Waugh's Decline and Fall, I had modest expectations for Men at Arms, but I ended up really enjoying it, and anticipate reading the last two books of the Sword of Honour (no omitting U's, please, we're British) of dry and absurd humor, and infused with the gravity of World War II, the book follows in serial form the misadventures of our /5().

Waugh wrote travel books, novels, and biographies; he worked as a journalist and a reviewer of books. He writes the “Sword of Honour” series, as well as many other books. The “Sword of Honour” series is about Guy Crouchback, who tires to serve his country in World War Two and is based on Evelyn’s own experience at that time.

At War with Waugh. London: Macmillan. ISBN External links. Ann Pasternak Slater: "The hapless hack", analysis in The Guardian, 25 October ; Scoop at Faded Page (Canada) Read and download the printed book at It is widely believed that Waugh based his protagonist, William Boot, on Deedes, a junior reporter who arrived in Addis Ababa a with "quarter of a ton of baggage".

In his memoir At War with Waugh, Deedes wrote that: "Waugh like most good novelists drew on more than one person for each of his characters. He drew on me for my excessive. Buy At war with Waugh, Oxfam, W F Deedes, Books, Audio books. History, both political and literary, was made when W.

Deedes met Evelyn Waugh in Both were in Abyssinia to cover a war which many in England regarded with bewildered indifference but which profoundly influenced an impending global conflict. Whilst Deedes was principally concerned with filing copy to London, the author of Brideshead Revisited had another agenda and another novel in.

Get this from a library. At war with Waugh: the real story of Scoop. [W F Deedes] -- W.F. Deedes met Evelyn Waugh in when both were in Abyssinia to cover a war. Bill Deedes considers that "little war" and its importance, with the hindsight of a further odd years of reporting.

Ultimately, Waugh's ironies--the huge disconnect between Guy's honorable and decent intentions and his actual experiences--are the true subject of this book, with Waugh showing that, on the soldier's level, war borders on sad and twisted s:   Among Waugh’s books, on the whole I prefer his World War II trilogy Men at War, and I also confess to having a soft spot in my heart for The Loved One–admittedly an odd reaction to so.

Get this from a library. At war with Waugh: the true story of Scoop. [W F Deedes] -- "History, both political and literary, was made when W.F. Deedes met Evelyn Waugh in Both were in Abyssinia to cover a war which many in England regarded with bewildered indifference but which.

Evelyn Waugh - book author. Evelyn Waugh's father Arthur was a noted editor and publisher. His only sibling Alec also became a writer of note. In fact, his book “The Loom of Youth” () a novel about his old boarding school Sherborne caused Evelyn to be expelled from there and placed at Lancing College.

Between and Evelyn Waugh travelled widely and wrote four books about his experiences. In this collection he writes, with his customary wit and perception, about a cruise around the Mediterranean; a train trip from Djibouti to Abyssinia to attend Emperor Haile Selassie's coronation in ; his travels in Aden, Zanzibar, Kenya and the Congo, coping with unbearable heat and plagued by.

History, both political and literary, was made when W.F. Deedes met Evelyn Waugh in Both were in Abyssinia to cover a war, and While Deedes was principally concerned with filing copy to London, the author of Brideshead Revisited had .The Sword of Honour trilogy by Evelyn Waugh consists of three novels, Men at Arms (), Officers and Gentlemen () and Unconditional Surrender (, published as The End of the Battle in the US), which loosely parallel Waugh's experiences in the Second World received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Men at Arms.

This was the first serious cause to engage Waugh, who poured savage indignation on the Wilson government and Michael Stewart, the foreign secretary, for colluding at the conduct of the war.