[Ebook] ➧ Will This Do? An Autobiography By Auberon Waugh – Pandorajewelry70off.us

Will This Do? An Autobiography Evelyn Waugh Uncharitably Once Characterized His Seven Year Old Eldest Son As Without Intellectual, Aesthetic, Or Spiritual Interest , None Of Which Holds True About This Long Awaited And Well Received Autobiography.A Self Confessed Product Of The Bourgeois Cultural Elite And Guerrilla Campaigner Against Both Sides In Britain S Class War, Waugh Is Now Comfortably Established As His Country S Best Loved Practitioner Of What He Calls The Vituperative Arts How He Achieved This Prominence Is An Unceasingly Entertaining Narrative His Difficult Relationship With His Father His Education First At A Public School With The Dickensian Name Of Downside And Then At Post Brideshead Oxford His National Service In The Army, During Which He Severely Wounded Himself With A Machine Gun And His Early Career As A Novelist And Then As A Fleet Street Journalist And Columnist For The Notorious, Libelous Private Eye.Waugh S Matchless Intellect, Trenchant Irony, And Dry Wit Make Will This Do As Enjoyable And Outrageous An Autobiography As The Best Of His Father S Fiction.

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Will This Do? An Autobiography
  • Auberon Waugh
  • 12 April 2018
  • 0786705191

10 thoughts on “Will This Do? An Autobiography

  1. says:

    I think if my father were Evelyn Waugh and I had literary inclinations, I would either a suppress them and become an accountant or something or b change my name various children of famous writers have done this, like Stephen King s son, if I recall so that I could rise or fall on my on my own merits Auberon Waugh, as it turns out, has very few merits as a novelist, and so trying to coas...

  2. says:

    An honest and sometimes stark memoir of one of Britain s best satirists and humorists His reputation with some as a literary monster did not match his general personal demeanour and his writings remain a delight whether from Way of the World or the unmatched surrealism of his Privat...

  3. says:

    Lacks his father s discipline in prose and development of material, but still entertaining.

  4. says:

    I ended up enjoying thisthan I thought I would It s the autobiography of Auberon Waugh, son of the famed author Evelyn Waugh who of course wrote Brideshead Revisted Early on Bron Waugh sets the tone of a snarky, emotionally conflicted child of a literary dynasty Alec Waugh and Arthur Waugh were his uncle and grandfather He leads out with rather nasty quotes by his father calling him and his siblings intellectually and spiritually incurious, boring, and undeserving of his time and atte I ended up enjoying thisthan I thought I would It s the autobiography of Auberon Waugh, son of the famed author Evelyn Waugh who of course wrote Brideshead Revisted Early on Bron Waugh sets the tone of a snarky, emotionally conflicted child of a literary dynasty Alec Waugh and Arthur Waugh were his uncle and grandfather He leads out with rather nasty quotes by his father calling him and his siblings intellectually and spiritually incurious, boring, and undeserving of his time and attention As these things tend to go within families, out of context and with a deceased father unable to defend himself it s tough to decipher fact from feelings Obviously, though, Bron Waugh was left with a lot of feelings about his upbringing and his distant emotional relationship with both parents.The first half or so of the book discusses Bron s upbringing as a child of World War II, his Oxford education, and a stint in the military from which he was discharged after injury while serv...

  5. says:

    Three and a half stars

  6. says:

    Son of Evelyn, this writer at age 50 says a professional writer has only so many shots in his locker, and autobiography is one of them His unsentimental, but plainly affectionate, description of the famous family from which he sprang is a high point Because of the mons...

  7. says:

    Okay My review may be a BIT inflatedsince I had the privilege of being around Bron Waugh when I was an intern at his book review I think Kakutani in her NYT review said that this book is blissfully devoid of American style psychoanalyzingbut is still fasc...

  8. says:

    Well worth reading for those intrigued by Evelyn Waugh a good take on growing up under the mantle of his heavy duty father and the history of his literary family in general also, if one has read a bunch on the Mitfords, add this to your list.

  9. says:

    He was a master of vituperation and a great soldier in the journalistic wars of late 20th century London He was not quite the snobbish shit his father, Evelyn, could be, but he was as funny and was almost as great a stylist He was an estimable character and this is an estimable book.

  10. says:

    Son of the great Evelyn, Waugh s book is one of the best autobiographies I ve ever read and one of the funniest.

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