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  • Jeffrey Manley
    In this week s New Statesman online edition there is an article by John Sutherland which takes as its introduction references to EW s novel and Life magazine
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 19, 2007
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      In this week's New Statesman online edition there is an article by John
      Sutherland which takes as its introduction references to EW's novel and Life
      magazine article on Southern Californian attitudes to death. The article is
      also a preview of a study entitled Final Exits by M. Largo which has already
      been published in the U.S.(to apparently great acclaim in at least one
      Pasadena bookstore visited by Mr. Sutherland). While Sutherland seems to
      think that Angelenos may still be in the same denial re death as that
      described by EW 60 years ago, he also thinks that this book will give them
      some pause. It contains such statistics as that, since their required
      installation, airbags have caused the deaths of over 7000 people; 3000 have
      been decapitated by garage doors; and over 4000 have been killed on
      excercise equipment (missing the tempting opportunity to refer to their
      meetings with the gym reaper). Here's a link to the article:

      http://www.newstatesman.com/200701220052

      jeff manley

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    • jeffreymanley123
      In this weeks Spectator magazine, Allan Massie writes an article that mentions EW twice. The article is about how some novelists just keep on gooing and
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 7, 2007
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        In this weeks Spectator magazine, Allan Massie writes an article
        that mentions EW twice. The article is about how some novelists
        just "keep on gooing" and others run out of material. It was
        inspired by the publication of yet another novel by Francis King.
        EW is mentioned first as being one of the only reasons John Heygate
        is remembered (the other, Heygate's description of himself
        as "Novelist (retired)". Heygate's novels have been out of print so
        long they rarely even appear for sale on the internet. EW is also
        said to have opined that most novelists have enough experience to
        write half a dozen novels, with any extras being "professional
        trickery" or as Massie puts it, a lucky dip, or something to that
        effect. Massie says that Pinfold was Waugh's lucky dip. But he had
        another dip after that in the form of Unconditional Surrender. He
        seemed to run out of war material afyer the first two volumes of
        what became Sword of Honour. But then after Pinfold, he went back
        to it and turned in another lucky dip. And thank goodness he did so
        since Unconditional Surrender is ay least as good as the other two
        volumes and in some respects even better, especially the Yugoslavia
        section, which gives Guy Crouchback a chance to redeem himself from
        the bleak experience of Crete. The article is linked below.


        http://www.spectator.co.uk/the-magazine/books/68840/keep-all-on-
        gooing.thtml

        jeff manley
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