Monday, April 11, 2005

50 Book Challenge #21: The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh

I'd never read any Waugh before, but this volume is probably a good introduction. The stories span a period of decades and you can see Waugh become more jaded and suspicious of modernity as you move through the book. This trend peaks in "Love Among the Ruins," a story about post-war England that is strongly reminescent of A Clockwork Orange. But not all his stories are so dark; many of the early ones are wry treatments of society or character sketches. Try some Evelyn--you'll like him!
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