Monday, September 12, 2005

Helena, by Evelyn Waugh

This week I read Helena, Evelyn Waugh's novel (brought back into print thanks, in part, to the efforts of Amy Welborn of OpenBook. Very interesting, to see the Waugh pen at work on such a topic. Full of intentional anachronism, but Waugh does help you get into the mind of the "better set" of the fourth century. I really rather enjoyed it.

Have read a lot of Waugh now. The only major piece of fiction I think I haven't read is A Handful of Dust. I would have started it yesterday, but for my effort not to engage in unnecessary commerce on Sundays. I'll buy it this week and start it next weekend (If my wife doesn't get it first).

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