Books by Evelyn Waugh
NPR stories about Evelyn Waugh
The fictional tale about war correspondents will make you laugh till the person next to you on the subway thinks you have problems. It is also, according to writer Alexander Nazaryan, an all-too-real parody of the glory days of print journalism.
Hollywood has always been a place where the glamorous and the grotesque go hand in paw. Paula Uruburu recommends books that strip away the sentiment to focus on the darker side of Hollywood's mass-produced fantasies.
In 1920s London, as the Jazz Age blossomed, an eclectic set of young socialites issued in an era of irresponsibility and gilded fun. Biographer D.J. Taylor documents the debauchery in his new book, Bright Young People.
Jonathan Raban remembers his first encounter with the aging, aimless socialites of Evelyn Waugh's Put Out More Flags, a novel of cocktails, clandestine affairs and the looming threat of World War II.