This collection of occasional pieces displays the famous Waugh irreverence, wit, and style as in topical articles, essays, and book reviews he comments on people, places, and the literary scene

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  1. J. Michael

    An absolute delight! This book is a masterfully edited collection of Waugh’s shorter non-fiction work, from his first published essay at age 14 to the reviews and articles of his last years. Waugh is, of course, a delight to read. I have not read this book in the ordinary fashion, but simply open it up to a random page and revel in the intoxicating artistry of his style, his wit, his breadth of knowledge and his wisdom. Not only was he, in my opinion, the best writer of the 20th century, but he was that rare…

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