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A Little Learning The author's childhood was warm bright and serene The Hampstead and Lancing schooldays which follow. This is the first and only volume of an unfinished autobiography It masterfully covers Waugh s youth including his genealogy parent s life early upbringing school boy days days at Oxford and his working life as a young adult While it isn t a book I d re read it was a pleasure to read and I m glad I read it On rare occasions it got slightly tedious but there were uite a few excellent nuggets to make up for that The Numbers Game re Tall man riding. read it was a pleasure to The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory read and I m glad I The Big Golden Book of Poetry read it On

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A Little Learning The First Volume of an Autobiography

A catalogue of friendship This title presents a portrait of his recollection of those hedonistic days Full descriptio. I don t know why Waugh never finished this I strongly suspect he came up against the reality of his intense gay romances and couldn t slide over the surface yet of course couldn t talk about them Anyway for sheer beauty the prose when he describes the various places of learning and what they meant to him are some of his very best Tall man riding. recollection of those hedonistic days Full descriptio. I don t know why Waugh never finished this I strongly suspect he came up against the The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory reality of his intense gay The Big Golden Book of Poetry romances and couldn t slide over the surface yet of course couldn t talk about them Anyway for sheer beauty the prose when he describes the various places of learning and what they meant to him are some of his very best

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Ed were sometimes agreeable but often not His life at Oxford which he evokes in Brideshead Revisited was essentially. Meh Once is enough indeed What was I expecting Something in the same vein as his novels At first I was like Oh too bad he never finished his autobiobraphy but in the end well I m glad this is all there is to it It was interesting to get an insight into the author s early life and also to learn about English schooling back then but absolutely none of this was essential reading For Waugh completists only


10 thoughts on “A Little Learning The First Volume of an Autobiography

  1. says:

    Evelyn Waugh never completed his autobiography unfortunately This volume takes us through his first job after college where on the last page his attempt at suicide is thwarted by discovering jellyfish in the seaw

  2. says:

    In my apartment I display books here and there scattered in nooks and crannies about a hundred or so at a time Anyone who wanders in will assume that these are my cherished possessions but in fact most are not The books on view are for the greater part volumes I have not yet read Waugh’s autobiography winked

  3. says:

    This is the first and only volume of an unfinished autobiography It masterfully covers Waugh's youth including his

  4. says:

    Meh Once is enough indeed What was I expecting? Something in the same vein as his novels? At first I was like 'Oh too bad he never finished his autobiobraphy' but in the end well I'm glad this is all there is to it It was interesting to get an insight into the author's early life and also to learn about English schooling back then but absolutely none of this was essential reading For Waugh completists only

  5. says:

    Interesting to see so many of Anthony Powell’s contemporaries from eyes other than Powell’s Waugh retains his bitter ironic humour Not on the whole a personality I would embrace Still no doubting his intellig

  6. says:

    35 stars I love Waugh's leisurely dry hud very British to me way of writing His earnest recollections of his youth and adolescence in a boarding school and at Oxford respectively are interspersed with comments such as these My predecessor in the office Loveday had left the university suddenly to study black magic He died in myster

  7. says:

    I don't know why Waugh never finished this I strongly suspect he came up against the reality of his intense gay romances and couldn't

  8. says:

    Waugh was among the most autobiographical of novelists so any memoir is bound to feel redundant even to him In 1963 while working o

  9. says:

    This book passed with such pleasant tranuility through my mind that it left behind almost no residue of afterthought Conseuently I have little to say in its favour Anthony Powell called Waugh 'superlatively gifted' Clive James said that 'nob

  10. says:

    Notable mostly for the uality of writing he brings to all his work this incomplete autobiography is inessential to anyone except devo

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