But the Khartoum Massacre, Joan?

Joan Didion on Evelyn Waugh (1962): “It is precisely this hardness of mind which creates a gulf between Evelyn Waugh and most American readers. There is a fine edge on, and a perfect balance to, his every perception, and although he is scarcely what you could call unread in the United States, neither is he what you could call understood.”

© 2006, Edward Champion. All rights reserved.

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