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Scoop Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBookIn Scoop, surreptitiously dubbed a newspaper adventure, Waugh flays Fleet Street and the social pastimes of its war correspondants as he tells how William Boot became the star of British super journalism an how, leaving part of his shirt in the claws of the lovely Katchen, he returned from Ishmaelia to London as the Daily s Beast saccoladed overseas reporter.

  • Hardcover
  • 321
  • Scoop
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • English
  • 02 September 2017
  • 0316926175

About the Author: Evelyn Waugh

Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBookEvelyn 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 He said of his time there, the whole of English education when I was brought up was to produce prose writers it was all we were taught, really He went on to Hertford College, Oxford, where he read History When asked if he took up any sports there he quipped, I drank for Hertford In Waugh left Oxford without taking his degree After inglorious stints as a school teacher he was dismissed for trying to seduce a school matron and or inebriation , an apprentice cabinet maker and journalist, he wrote and had published his first novel, Decline and Fall in In he married Evelyn Gardiner She proved unfaithful, and the marriage ended in divorce in Waugh would derive parts of A Handful of Dust from this unhappy time His second marriage to Audrey Herbert lasted the rest of his life and begat seven children It was during this time that he converted to Catholicism During the thirties Waugh produced one gem after another From this decade come Vile Bodies , Black Mischief , the incomparable A Handful of Dust and Scoop After the Second World War he published what is for many his masterpiece, Brideshead Revisited, in which his Catholicism took centre stage The Loved One a scathing satire of the American death industry followed in After publishing his Sword of Honour Trilogy about his experiences in World War II Men at Arms , Officers and Gentlemen , Unconditional Surrender his career was seen to be on the wane In fact, Basil Seal Rides Again his last published novel received little critical or commercial attention Evelyn Waugh, considered by many to be the greatest satirical novelist of his day, died on April at the age of See.



10 thoughts on “Scoop

  1. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBookEvelyn Waugh was a snob, a racist, an anti semite and a fascist sympathiser whose attitude was, in the words of his biographer David Wykes,Waugh s racism was an illogical extension of his views on the naturalness and rightness of hierarchy as the main principle of social organisation. He was also jealous, personally nasty and malicious, had been a bully at school, and as James Lees Milne said,the nastiest tempered man in England. Waugh was, however, absolutely devoted to his adopted r Evelyn Waugh was a snob, a racist, an anti semite and a fascist sympathiser whose attitude was, in the words of his biographer David Wykes,Waugh s racism was an illo

  2. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBookThere s a song on Tusk by Fleetwood Mac where the chorus is not that funny, is it repeated over over, this did spring into my mind as I was a reading Scoop but I opposed Lindsey Buckingham s punkish sneer with an urbane no, but it is amusing as in it kind of makes you nearly smile inwardly almost the whole time except when of course as you must expect this being Evelyn Waugh talking about a fic

  3. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBookBiting and cruel and ever so Waugh, this read aged well enough in its characters and mostly well in the events that illuminate them I read this about 35 years ago, alongside Waugh in Abyssinia, for a journalism course I am sure that s the reason I liked the book as well as I did, since I disliked William Boot with vigorous and vitriolic epithetry.Lord Copper, the vile capitalist, was Falstaffian fun, but I suspect I d find him less so in my own old manhood All in all, a

  4. Paul Paul says:

    Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBook2.5 starsI ve read little Waugh apart from Brideshead Revisited, which I loved Waugh is writing there about the decline of the upper classes and writing about people he knew This is a comic novel about Journalism and the newspaper industry and is a very effective satire Lord Copper, the tyrannical and megalomaniac newspaper boss was sa

  5. Karl Steel Karl Steel says:

    Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBookSecond time reading.File this under guilty pleasures I m, well outraged isn t the right word, made weary by the dreariness of the other reviews of this book plot summaries, gestures towards its transhistorical narrativ

  6. BrokenTune BrokenTune says:

    Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBookReview was first posted on BookLikes nearly two weeks now, the bent and creased copy of Scoop sitting on my desk has been staring at me Patiently

  7. Daniel Daniel says:

    Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBookThis book made me laugh out loud, something that books rarely do Then again, I don t read comical fiction Still, I suspect that, were I to look into the genre, Waugh would stand out in the crowd.This is the third book that I ve read from Waugh s work, and of the three it is the clear favorite Along with his usual talent for razzing British societal mannerisms, Waugh adds his satirical take on foreign policy in a small, developing country that is, ostensibly, under threat of civil war What st This book made me laugh out loud, something that books rar

  8. Fabian Fabian says:

    Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBookWe know that there will be general confusion by the people employed to keep it together Newspaper novel where are the machines, the news, the excitement Plot Character The main character gets confused a true staple of Waugh but it really doesn t matter at the end, with the

  9. Howard Olsen Howard Olsen says:

    Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBookWaugh followed the near perfect Handful of Dust, with Scoop, an absolutely perfect Newspaper Adventure that satirizes journalism, especially as practiced by foreign correspondents This was the perfect topic for Waugh not only did he work throughout a career as a foreign correspondent, journalists are a recurring stock character in his fiction Inevitably, Waugh portrays journalists as drunk, fast talking adventurers, who are not above making u

  10. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Hardcover ò Scoop MOBI Ð scoop mobile, ScoopScoop eBookJournalists seem to love this guy He s awfully snarky for a writer from the 1930s but oh so good A quick read, Scoop is about a man named John Boot gets accidentally sent to Ishmaila as a foreign correspondent The fellow manages to report some news after blazing through his budget and falling in love with a married

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