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A Little Learning The First Volume of an Autobiography

A catalogue of friendship This title presents a portrait of his recollection of those hedonistic days Full descriptio Waugh was among the most autobiographical of novelists so any memoir is bound to feel redundant even to him In 1963 while working on this book Waugh wrote to a friend The trouble is that I am genuinely not interested in myself that while my friends are alive I can t write candidly about them This explains much of what feels lacking in the published work To another friend he wrote that he d been contacting various men who were at school with me and asking whether they object to revelations of their delinuencies I think it may have caused a seasonable chill in some reformed breasts There is a pompous ass called Hot lunch Molson who I don t suppose you ever met I have a full diary of his iniuities in 1921 2 Perhaps he will fly the country This mischievous fun a dangerous thing is missing from A Little Learning Waugh s book is instead charming and self deprecating and rich with architecturally beautiful sentences composed by a master at the top of his form Readers wishing to improve the purity and euphony of their own sentences would do well to read slowly with pencil in hand Readers wishing to spend time with Waugh with his wit and flaws in full would do better to read the private Waugh in his shaggier letters and diaries instead of this kempt memoir The Sharpe Companion The Early Years his recollection of those Tantra y salchicha. La vía sabrosa al sexo sagrado hedonistic days Full descriptio Waugh was among the most autobiographical of novelists so any memoir is bound to feel redundant even to Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics him In 1963 while working on this book Waugh wrote to a friend The trouble is that I am genuinely not interested in myself that while my friends are alive I can t write candidly about them This explains much of what feels lacking in the published work To another friend Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed he wrote that Down and Out in Paris and London he d been contacting various men who were at school with me and asking whether they object to revelations of their delinuencies I think it may The French Cafe have caused a seasonable chill in some reformed breasts There is a pompous ass called Hot lunch Molson who I don t suppose you ever met I Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry have a full diary of PHP Pocket Reference his iniuities in 1921 2 Perhaps Signaler un problème he will fly the country This mischievous fun a dangerous thing is missing from A Little Learning Waugh s book is instead charming and self deprecating and rich with architecturally beautiful sentences composed by a master at the top of The Face on the Milk Carton his form Readers wishing to improve the purity and euphony of their own sentences would do well to read slowly with pencil in Winds of Enchantment hand Readers wishing to spend time with Waugh with The Odds Against his wit and flaws in full would do better to read the private Waugh in Tokyo Kill his shaggier letters and diaries instead of this kempt memoir

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Ed were sometimes agreeable but often not His life at Oxford which he evokes in Brideshead Revisited was essentially Interesting to see so many of Anthony Powell s contemporaries from eyes other than Powell s Waugh retains his bitter ironic humour Not on the whole a personality I would embrace Still no doubting his intelligence

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A Little Learning The author's childhood was warm bright and serene The Hampstead and Lancing schooldays which follow Evelyn Waugh never completed his autobiography unfortunately This volume takes us through his first job after college where on the last page his attempt at suicide is thwarted by discovering jellyfish in the seawater so of course he can t stay in This dark humor and self deprecation runs through his fond and wry narrative of his early yearsWe meet many of the archetypes in his books naturally from his youth and education much of his college experience is repeated with little change in Brideshead Revisited and it is very easy to pick out many of his literary characters from the living people But the chronicle isn t the treat here it s his writing Waugh s command of the language is unparalleled If you want to be a better reader and a better writer read all of Waugh you can find My only regret at finishing this book is that there is no I would love to have read the rest of his own story but suspect he left it to his biographers instead since much of it was painful This reads as well as his fiction and is well worth exploring

  • Paperback
  • 256
  • A Little Learning The First Volume of an Autobiography
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • English
  • 14 August 2018
  • 9780316926454

About the Author: Evelyn Waugh

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” 1917 a novel about his old boarding school Sherborne caused Evelyn to be expelled from there and placed at Lancing College He said of his time there “the whole of English education when I was brought up was to produce prose writers; it was al



10 thoughts on “A Little Learning The First Volume of an Autobiography

  1. says:

    Evelyn Waugh never completed his autobiography unfortunately This volume takes us through his first job after college where on the last page his attempt at suicide is thwarted by discovering jellyfish in the seawater so of course he can't stay in This dark humor and self deprecation runs through his fond and wry narrative of his early yearsWe meet many of the archetypes in his books naturally from his youth and education; much of his coll

  2. says:

    In my apartment I display books here and there scattered in nooks and crannies about a hundred or so at a time Anyone who wanders in will assume that these are my cherished possessions but in fact most are not The books on view are for the greater part volumes I have not yet read Waugh’s autobiography winked at me from a shelf for about a year and looking at it from time to time my appetite grew so that I launched myself into the battered

  3. says:

    This is the first and

  4. says:

    Meh Once is enough indeed What was I expecting Something in the same vein as his novels At first I was like 'Oh too bad he never finished his autobiobraphy' but in the end well I'm glad this is all there is to it It was i

  5. says:

    Interesting to see so many of Anthony Powell’s contemporaries from eyes other than Powell’s Waugh retains his

  6. says:

    35 stars I love Waugh's leisurely dry hud very British to me way of writing His earnest recollections of his youth and adolescence in a boarding school and at Oxford respectively are interspersed with comments such as these My predecessor in the office Loveday had left the university suddenly to study black magic

  7. says:

    I don't know why Waugh never finished this I strongly suspect he came up against the reality of his intense gay romances and couldn't slide over the surface yet of course couldn't talk about them Anyway for sheer beauty the prose when he describes the various places of learning and what they meant to him are some of his

  8. says:

    Waugh was among the most autobiographical of novelists so any memoir is bound to feel redundant even to him In 1963 while working on this book Waugh wrote to a friend “The trouble is that I am genuinely not interested in myself that while my

  9. says:

    This book passed with such pleasant tranuility through my mind that it left behind almost no residue of afterthought Conseuently I have little to say in its favour Anthony Powell called Waugh 'superlatively gifted' Clive James said t

  10. says:

    Notable mostly for the uality of writing he brings to all his work this incomplete autobiography is inessential to anyone except devout Waugh re

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