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Fathers and sons : the autobiography of a family

Author: Alexander Waugh
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, [2007]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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If there is a literary gene, then the Waugh family has it. The first literary Waugh was Arthur, who, having won a poetry prize in 1888, broke with the family tradition of medicine. He went on to become a distinguished publisher and an influential book columnist. He fathered two sons, Alec and Evelyn, both of whom were to become novelists of note; were to rebel in their own ways against his bedrock Victorianism; and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Evelyn Waugh; Waugh family.; Evelyn Waugh; Waugh family.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Waugh
ISBN: 9780385521505 0385521502
OCLC Number: 82772637
Notes: Originally published: London : Headline, 2004.
Description: 472 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Pale shadows --
Midsomer Norton --
Golden boy --
Lacking in love --
Out in the cold --
Spirit of change --
In Arcadia --
No uplifting twist --
Happy dying --
Irritability --
Fantasia --
Under fire --
Leaving home --
My father.
Responsibility: Alexander Waugh.
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If there is a literary gene, then the Waugh family has it. The first literary Waugh was Arthur, who, having won a poetry prize in 1888, broke with the family tradition of medicine. He went on to become a distinguished publisher and an influential book columnist. He fathered two sons, Alec and Evelyn, both of whom were to become novelists of note; were to rebel in their own ways against his bedrock Victorianism; and one of whom, Evelyn, was to write a series of immortal novels that will be prized as long as elegance and lethal wit are admired. Evelyn begat, among others, Auberon, who would carry on in the family tradition of literary skill and eccentricity, becoming one of England's most incorrigibly cantankerous and provocative newspaper columnists. And Auberon begat Alexander, yet another writer, to whom it has fallen to tell this tale of four generations of scribbling Waughs.--From publisher description.

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