‘One of the largest ever’ complete works to shed new light on life and times of author Evelyn Waugh

Posted by ap507 at Nov 10, 2014 03:50 PM |
Previously unseen Evelyn Waugh material to be discussed at Literary Leicester festival public event on 12 November
‘One of the largest ever’ complete works to shed new light on life and times of author Evelyn Waugh

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One of the largest editions of a British novelist’s work ever made, weighing in at a whopping 42 volumes, will reveal its mysteries during an event at this year’s Literary Leicester festival hosted by the University of Leicester on Wednesday 12 November.

The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project, led by Professor Martin Stannard from the School of English with vital contributions from Research Associate Dr Barbara Cooke and PhD student Rebecca Moore, will shed new light upon Waugh’s life and writings, especially Brideshead Revisited, A Handful of Dust and Vile Bodies.

Funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant, the editors are working with Oxford University Press to print all Waugh's extant writings and graphic art, including novels, biographies, travel writing, short fiction, essays, articles, reportage, reviews, letters - about 85 per cent of which are currently unpublished - diaries, poems, juvenilia, drawings and designs.

During the event, entitled ‘Diaries, Decadence and Discovery: A Year on the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh Project’, Professor Stannard, Dr Cooke and Rebecca Moore will look back upon the last 12 months of reading, editing and compiling Waugh’s work.

The free public event will take place on Wednesday 12 November from 10:00am - 11:00am at the Leicester Central Library, Leicester City Centre as part of the Literary Leicester festival 2014, taking place between Wednesday 12 and Saturday 15 November. 

More information about the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project can be found here.

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