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Evelyn Waugh: The Spoken Word (audio CD)

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British Library Publishing
Bibliographic Details:
1 CD with booklet including introductory essay. Running time approx. 66 minutes
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Evelyn Waugh was widely regarded as the most brilliant satirical novelist of his day. Drawing on previously unpublished BBC broadcasts, this CD presents Waugh in some of his most significant radio appearances. The recordings range from the earliest surviving example of Waugh`s voice, dating from 1938, to a speech given at the Royal Society of Literature in 1963, when he was just three years from death. We hear the writer as a 35 year-old, 10 years into his first flush of literary success; as a middle-aged abhorrer of post-war society; and as a venerated old master. All the recordings are being made commercially available for the first time.

Listen to a sample track using Windows Media Player:
Evelyn Waugh reads an extract from 'Half in Love with Easeful Death', a journalistic account of Californian burial customs

Track Listing
1. Up to London (7'36)
2. Undergraduate Summer (extract) (3'53)
3. 'Half in Love with Easeful Death' (23'38)
4. Frankly Speaking (27'40)
5. Speech at the Royal Society of Literature (3'28)

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