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A catalogue of friendship This title presents a portrait of his recollection of those hedonistic days Full descriptio. 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 very best

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A Little Learning The First Volume of an Autobiography

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

Evelyn Waugh ´ 7 review

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


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

  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

  3. says:

    This is the first and only volume of an unfinished autobiography It masterfully covers Waugh's youth including his genealogy parent's life early upbringing school boy days days at Oxford and his working life as a young adult While it isn't a book I'd re read it was a pleasure to read and I'm glad I read it On rare occasions it got slightly te

  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 interesting to get an insight into the author's early life and also to learn about English schooling back then but absolutely none of this was essential reading For Waugh completists only

  5. says:

    Interesting to see so many of Anthony Powell’s contemporaries from eyes other than Powell’s Waugh retains his bitter ironic humour Not on t

  6. says:

    35 stars I love Waugh's leisurely dry hud very British to me way of writing His earnest recollections of his yo

  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 very best

  8. says:

    Waugh was a

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    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 that 'nobody ever wrote a unaffectedly elegant English' He remains popular now Twice have I received appreciative comments from booksellers upon presenting copies of his works for purchase One

  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 readers anyone with a fascination about upper middle class English life in the early part of the 20th century or those who fetishize public school and Oxbridge life There are some wonderful anecdotes throughout but don't bother unless you fit into one of the above catego