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N priests to Maltese sailors and Moroccan merchants as he cruises around the Mediterranean his pen cuts through the local color to give a highly entertaining portrait of the Englishman abro This book is considered a classic but I didn t love it It reminded me uite a lot of Mark Twain s Innocents Abroad which I read last year and I much preferred Twain s version of his Mediterranean travels I m a lover of the Mediterranean after spending a good bit of time there myself Waugh s account of his travels felt mostly dry with a few humorous or interesting anecdotes here and there but not enough to make me love it I was glad the book wasn t any longer than it was because I was determined to finish it but it was a slowish read No Limits (No existen Límites cuando se cree en uno mismo) is considered a classic but I didn t love Captain Wentworths Persuasion it It reminded me uite a lot of Mark Twain s Innocents Abroad which I read last year and I much preferred Twain s version of his Mediterranean travels I m a lover of the Mediterranean after spending a good bit of time there myself Waugh s account of his travels felt mostly dry with a few humorous or Canu Cynnar interesting anecdotes here and there but not enough to make me love La bondad de los extraños it I was glad the book wasn t any longer than Willy the Wizard it was because I was determined to finish Off-side it but Esclava Medieval: La Sumisión retorcida en Placer por un Matrimonio de Conveniencia (Novela Romántica y Erótica en Español: Fantasía nº 1) (Spanish Edition) it was a slowish read

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Labels AUTHOR Evelyn Waugh

Fail to be inspired by Waugh's uintessentially English attitude and his elouent and freuently outrageous wit From Europe to the Middle East and North Africa from Egyptian porters and Italia What I did in the holidays is deservedly a cliche for a tired English writing class task but when the pen writing the account is that of Evelyn Waugh it becomes something different even when the actual underlying structure remains the same This really is the account of what Evelyn did in his holiday in 1930 if I remember right when he took ship from Portsmouth and fetched up in the Mediterranean It s the tale of people met restaurants eaten in a particular concern of Waugh s and the minutiae of travelling a well worn road Unlike his later travel books Waugh was not bringing anywhere unknown to light but

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Evelyn Waugh chose the name Labels for his first travel book because he said the places he visited were already fully labeled in people's mindsBut even the most seasoned traveler could not Recently I have fully begun to appreciate the writing genius of Evelyn Waugh I always realised he was good but now I am starting to understand fully his greatness Throughout 2013 I have read or reread a number of his books along with the splendid Mad World Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead by Paula Byrne Having read all of his fiction bar Sword of Honour which I am poised to start I was keen to sample some of Evelyn Waugh s non fiction I am delighted to report that Labels 1930 is every bit as good as his wonderful fiction In Labels we join Evelyn Waugh on a trip around the Mediterranean in 1929


10 thoughts on “Labels AUTHOR Evelyn Waugh

  1. says:

    Recently I have fully begun to appreciate the writing genius of Evelyn Waugh I always realised he was good but now I am starting to understand fully his greatness Throughout 2013 I have read or reread a number of his books along with the splendid Mad World Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead by Paula Byrne Having read all of his fiction bar Sword of Honour which I am poised to start I was keen to sample some of Evelyn Waugh's non fi

  2. says:

    The only label I don’t likeobject to is the label “label” Take the following For Instance Radio DJ So tell us What

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    Published in 1930 “Labels” is Evelyn’s Waugh first travel book which was followed in 1931 by the well known “Remote People” In both location and style this is a tentative – but certainly not a less e

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    A delightful and often hilarious account of Waugh’s tour of the Mediterranean in the winter and spring of 1929 Waugh’s sharp eye for silliness and absurdity and his acid wit are on full display as are his historical and artistic interests Some parts had me laughing out loud and the ending proved a surprisingly moving meditation on homecoming and patriotism Waugh starting from London flies to Paris his description of air travel when it

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    Waugh of the world suitable light reading for a short trip to Italy this slim volume of travelogue is early Evelyn before Catholicism got him He's content with a few shrewish observations on foreigners English people abroad and the hatefulness of coy cute twee nostalgia in a way that would later be echoed by Julian Barnes The detestation of 'uaintness' and 'picturesue bits' which is felt by every decently constituted Englishmanhas developed

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    'What I did in the holidays' is deservedly a cliche for a tired English writing class task but when the pen writing the account is that of Evelyn Waugh it becomes something different even when the actual underlyi

  7. says:

    This book is considered a classic but I didn't love it It reminded me uite a lot of Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad which I read last year and I much preferred Twain's version of his Mediterranean travels I'm a lover of the Mediterranean after spending a good bit of time there myself Waugh's account of his travels felt mostly dry with a few humorous or interesting anecdotes here and there but not enough to make

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    I told him to drive me to the cathedral but he took me instead to a house of evil characterWaugh made a tour of the Mediterranean by ship in 1929 with noteworthy stops in Monaco Naples Sicily Port Said Cairo Istanbul Venice Split Algiers Barcelona and Gibraltar All these places or most of them at any rate had been visited and visited and written and written about by just about every literate man woman and child of the pa

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    Not strictly a book on Spain as it touches other countries at the time However the great writer did visit Spain and left behind some surprisingly acute observation for such a short stint For reason alone I recommend this publication to any Hispanophile keen to expand and compare their observations and learning of the countryIt is a gem of a book and its premise is masterly namely to visit those countries in the Med that

  10. says:

    Entertaining description of travels through inter war Europe

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