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    Recently I have fully begun to appreciate the writing genius of Evelyn Waugh I always realised he was good but now I am starting to understand fully his greatness Throughout 2013 I have read or reread a number of his books along with the splendid Mad World Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead by Paula Byrne Having read all of his fiction bar Sword of Honour which I am poised to start I was keen to sample some of E

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    The only label I don’t likeobject to is the label “label” Take the following For Instance Radio DJ So tell us What kind of mus

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    Published in 1930 “Labels” is Evelyn’s Waugh first travel book which was followed in 1931 by the well known “Remote People” In both location and style this is a tentative – but certainly not a less enjoyable – book Called “Labe

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    A delightful and often hilarious account of Waugh’s tour of the Mediterranean in the winter and spring of 1929 Waugh’s sharp eye for silliness and absurdity and his acid wit are on full display as are his historical and artistic

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    Waugh of the world suitable light reading for a short trip to Italy this slim volume of travelogue is early Evelyn before Catholicism got him He's content with a few shrewish observations on foreigners English people abroad and the hatefulness of coy cute twee nostalgia in a way that would later be echoed by Jul

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    'What I did in the holidays' is deservedly a cliche for a tired English writing class task but when the pen writing the account is t

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    This book is considered a classic but I didn't love it It reminded me uite a lot of Mark Twain's Innocents Abroa

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    I told him to drive me to the cathedral but he took me instead to a house of evil characterWaugh made a tour of the Mediterranean by ship in 1929 with noteworthy stops in Monaco Naples Sicily Port Said Cairo Istanbul Venice Split Algiers Barcelona and Gibraltar All these places or most of them at any rate had bee

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    Not strictly a book on Spain as it touches other countries at the time However the great writer did visit Spain and left behind some surprisingly acute observation for such a short stint For reason alone I recommend this pub

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    Entertaining description of travels through inter war Europe

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Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Evelyn Waugh

N priests to Maltese sailors and Moroccan merchants as he cruises around the Mediterranean his pen cuts through the local color to give a highly entertaining portrait of the Englishman abro. Not strictly a book on Spain as it touches other countries at the time However the great writer did visit Spain and left behind some surprisingly acute observation for such a short stint For reason alone I recommend this publication to any Hispanophile keen to expand and compare their observations and learning of the countryIt is a gem of a book and its premise is masterly namely to visit those countries in the Med that have already been labelled as This or That and discover if such epithets are true or are in need of urgent revision Make sure you get a copy of the original edition as the 1930s Art Deco styling adds beauty of design to what will inevitably be an eually pleasing experience lost in Waugh s use of language

Summary Labels by Evelyn Waugh

Labels by Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh chose the name Labels for his first travel book because he said the places he visited were already fully labeled in people's mindsBut even the most seasoned traveler could not. Published in 1930 Labels is Evelyn s Waugh first travel book which was followed in 1931 by the well known Remote People In both location and style this is a tentative but certainly not a less enjoyable book Called Labels because all the places visited on his trip were fully labelled in travellers minds it is obvious that Waugh is not off the beaten track Indeed he travels by train or on cruise ships meets groups of tourists and often joins them on excursions During this book he begins with a vague intention of visiting Russia but never gets there Instead he travels around Europe the Middle East and North Africa going to Paris Monte Carlo Cairo Cyprus Malta and Barcelona among other placesThese travels take place in 1929 and so this book is fascinating as an account of a long vanished world as much as being a record of Waugh s trips He is a young man here having published only one biography and one novel At this time his brother Alec was a far successful writer than he was indeed he makes light of being mistaken for his brother by a woman he meets but it surely rankled His sharp humour is very much in evidence in this wonderful volume and he is full of sly observations In Cairo for instance he is slightly overwhelmed by staying in a hotel so close to the pyramids It is he observes like having the Prince of Wales at the next table in a restaurant one kept pretending not to notice while all the time glancing furtively to see if they were still there During this book Waugh has a warm and chatty style he is charming charmed and open to new experiences If you have enjoyed Waugh s famous novels then this will show you another side to the author as he just started out on his travels Like all his books it is a delight All Night Long (Nannies, people's mindsBut even the most seasoned traveler could not. Published in 1930 Labels is Evelyn s Waugh first travel book which was followed in 1931 by the well known Remote People In both location and style this is a tentative but certainly not a less enjoyable book Called Labels because all the The Freeze-Frame Revolution placesThese travels take The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 place in 1929 and so this book is fascinating as an account of a long vanished world as much as being a record of Waugh s trips He is a young man here having His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch pyramids It is he observes like having the Prince of Wales at the next table in a restaurant one kept The Doctors Dating Bargain pretending not to notice while all the time glancing furtively to see if they were still there During this book Waugh has a warm and chatty style he is charming charmed and open to new experiences If you have enjoyed Waugh s famous novels then this will show you another side to the author as he just started out on his travels Like all his books it is a delight

Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Evelyn Waugh

Fail to be inspired by Waugh's uintessentially English attitude and his elouent and freuently outrageous wit From Europe to the Middle East and North Africa from Egyptian porters and Italia. A delightful and often hilarious account of Waugh s tour of the Mediterranean in the winter and spring of 1929 Waugh s sharp eye for silliness and absurdity and his acid wit are on full display as are his historical and artistic interests Some parts had me laughing out loud and the ending proved a surprisingly moving meditation on homecoming and patriotism Waugh starting from London flies to Paris his description of air travel when it was still a novelty is hysterical takes a train to Monaco and the Riviera and sails aboard a Norwegian cruise liner to Naples Messina and other points in Sicily Haifa and Port Said on the Suez Canal where he disembarks for a while to keep a few fellow Englishmen company and to better explore Egypt His account of visiting Cairo the pyramids and various sites of Egyptian antiuities are uite interesting as Howard Carter s finds in King Tut s tomb were still new and exciting in 1929 and Waugh s assessment of the hype surrounding Tut and his supposed curse are suitably acerbic From Egypt Waugh travels to Crete and Istanbul and back again to Athens and through the Gulf of Corinth for a tour up the shores of the Adriatic He remarks often on the conseuences of the Paris Peace Conference s settlement for the various cities along the way especially those historically independent cities that without regard to their origins traditions or ethnic makeup were folded into the new state of Yugoslavia Waugh would return to Yugoslavia with Randolph Churchill during World War II and his disillusionment with the way the Allies handed over Eastern Europe to the Soviets during that conflict provides one of the richest and most somber storylines in Sword of Honour From Venice and the Adriatic Waugh s voyage or less retraces its earlier course and Waugh doesn t dwell on this part except for an amusing account of visiting the ruins of Pompeii But faced with the prospect of rail and air travel across France to return to England he chooses to spend another two weeks aboard his Norwegian cruise liner and visits Spain where he proves uite taken with the architecture of Gaudi His remarks on the church of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona are uite interesting as only a few walls and towers were complete by that point illustrated by one of Waugh s own photographs and Waugh grimly predicts that if funding is not forthcoming the church will never be completed Indeed Sagrada Familia is still unfinished but while there have been interruptions to its construction such as the Spanish Civil War it is now almost a hundred years after Waugh s trip nearing completion I think Waugh would be pleased At any rate his opinion always sharply expressed would be worth readingThis is the second account of an Englishman s travels during this period that I ve read lately the other being Patrick Leigh Fermor s A Time of Gifts recounting a walk across Germany Austria and Hungary in 1933 I ve really enjoyed them not only because they are beautifully written but because they capture a lost world in vivid detail Waugh s is doubly poignant in that regard as by the time he published Labels the Great Depression had driven the worldwide economy to ruin I found myself not only marveling at his stories and his shining prose and laughing at his escapades and embarrassments but wondering with genuine regret how many of the restaurants hotels casinos and other points of interest had disappeared within a few years A very good window into another time and place I look forward to reading of Waugh s travel writing Next up Remote People an account of his travels through Africa following the coronation of Haile Selassie as Emperor of Ethiopia Highly recommended