From the June, 2005 issue of Touchstone
Deadly Satire, Saving Grace by James E. Person, Jr.

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Deadly Satire, Saving Grace

The Faith & Work of Evelyn Waugh
by James E. Person, Jr.

As a writer, he could be deliciously cruel. In a book review, he once said that to behold one unfortunate writer’s fumbling attempts to use “our rich and delicate language is to experience all the horror of seeing a Sevre vase in the hands of a chimpanzee.” Of one of his friend Graham Greene’s novels, he wrote that “its selection as the Book of the Month will bring it to a much larger public than can profitably read it.”

As a man, he could be equally cruel. He bestowed upon family members as well as sworn enemies such nickna . . .


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