Labels By Evelyn Waugh (Kindle)

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  • Labels By Evelyn Waugh
  • Evelyn Waugh
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  • 07 December 2020
  • 9780715608593

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FREE DOWNLOAD Í Labels By Evelyn Waugh Evelyn Waugh ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD READ Labels By Evelyn Waugh 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 he travels from Europe to the middle east and north Africa Waugh chose the name Labels for this his first travel book because he thought the places he visited were already fully labelled in people s minds Despite this he brings a fresh and entertaining perspective to all that he encounters His pen captures the local colour and the amusing idiosyncrasies of being a tourist The writing is a delight and each page is full of fun amusing anecdotes and incident Even when he is bored he still manages to write about it entertainingly I look forward to reading of his travel books and of his non fictionThree things particularly struck me about this book 1 The style is very chatty humorous and self deprecating which is completely as odds with his misanthropic reputation2 His innate snobbishness results in some outrageous humour For example the cruise ship on which Waugh travels occasionally encounters another cruise ship favoured by German tourists He describes this ship as vulgar with inhabitants who are all unbelievably ugly Germans albeit dressed with great courage and enterprise eg One man wearing a morning coat white trousers and a beret3 By focusing on various minor details of his travels Waugh provides the modern reader with all kinds of fascinating insights into tourism and travel in 1929 For example the book starts with Waugh taking a flight to Paris he was one of only two passengers in a tiny plane and this mode of transport was very new and unusual at the time His detailed description of the experience is very informative about the early years of air passenger travelA very enjoyable read and at a mere 174 pages pleasingly uick and easy to read45 Intuición 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 he travels from Europe to the middle east and north Africa Waugh chose the name Labels for this his first travel book because he thought the places he visited were already fully How Money Became Dangerous labelled in people s minds Despite this he brings a fresh and entertaining perspective to all that he encounters His pen captures the Windburn local colour and the amusing idiosyncrasies of being a tourist The writing is a delight and each page is full of fun amusing anecdotes and incident Even when he is bored he still manages to write about it entertainingly I

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FREE DOWNLOAD Í Labels By Evelyn Waugh Evelyn Waugh ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD READ Labels By Evelyn Waugh 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. 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 past hundred years Everything Waugh figured had already been labeled hence the title And yet his travelogue is fresh and funny and full of unexpected glimpses This is not one of his great novels I doubt the young Waugh could have imagined anyone would be reading this travel book almost 90 years after its first publication but Labels is a real pleasure The Deranged Cousins or Whatever local color to give a highly entertaining portrait of the Englishman abro. 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 Intuición literate man woman and child of the past hundred years Everything Waugh figured had already been How Money Became Dangerous labeled hence the title And yet his travelogue is fresh and funny and full of unexpected glimpses This is not one of his great novels I doubt the young Waugh could have imagined anyone would be reading this travel book almost 90 years after its first publication but Labels is a real pleasure

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FREE DOWNLOAD Í Labels By Evelyn Waugh Evelyn Waugh ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD READ Labels By 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. 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 was still a novelty is hysterical takes a train to Monaco and the Riviera and sails aboard a Norwegian cruise liner to Naples Messina and other points in Sicily Haifa and Port Said on the Suez Canal where he disembarks for a while to keep a few fellow Englishmen company and to better explore Egypt His account of visiting Cairo the pyramids and various sites of Egyptian antiuities are uite interesting as Howard Carter s finds in King Tut s tomb were still new and exciting in 1929 and Waugh s assessment of the hype surrounding Tut and his supposed curse are suitably acerbic From Egypt Waugh travels to Crete and Istanbul and back again to Athens and through the Gulf of Corinth for a tour up the shores of the Adriatic He remarks often on the conseuences of the Paris Peace Conference s settlement for the various cities along the way especially those historically independent cities that without regard to their origins traditions or ethnic makeup were folded into the new state of Yugoslavia Waugh would return to Yugoslavia with Randolph Churchill during World War II and his disillusionment with the way the Allies handed over Eastern Europe to the Soviets during that conflict provides one of the richest and most somber storylines in Sword of Honour From Venice and the Adriatic Waugh s voyage or less retraces its earlier course and Waugh doesn t dwell on this part except for an amusing account of visiting the ruins of Pompeii But faced with the prospect of rail and air travel across France to return to England he chooses to spend another two weeks aboard his Norwegian cruise liner and visits Spain where he proves uite taken with the architecture of Gaudi His remarks on the church of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona are uite interesting as only a few walls and towers were complete by that point illustrated by one of Waugh s own photographs and Waugh grimly predicts that if funding is not forthcoming the church will never be completed Indeed Sagrada Familia is still unfinished but while there have been interruptions to its construction such as the Spanish Civil War it is now almost a hundred years after Waugh s trip nearing completion I think Waugh would be pleased At any rate his opinion always sharply expressed would be worth readingThis is the second account of an Englishman s travels during this period that I ve read lately the other being Patrick Leigh Fermor s A Time of Gifts recounting a walk across Germany Austria and Hungary in 1933 I ve really enjoyed them not only because they are beautifully written but because they capture a lost world in vivid detail Waugh s is doubly poignant in that regard as by the time he published Labels the Great Depression had driven the worldwide economy to ruin I found myself not only marveling at his stories and his shining prose and laughing at his escapades and embarrassments but wondering with genuine regret how many of the restaurants hotels casinos and other points of interest had disappeared within a few years A very good window into another time and place I look forward to reading of Waugh s travel writing Next up Remote People an account of his travels through Africa following the coronation of Haile Selassie as Emperor of Ethiopia Highly recommended Knights vs Dinosaurs laughing out Goodnight Moon 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 was still a novelty is hysterical takes a train to Monaco and the Riviera and sails aboard a Norwegian cruise A Hundred Summers liner to Naples Messina and other points in Sicily Haifa and Port Said on the Suez Canal where he disembarks for a while to keep a few fellow Englishmen company and to better explore Egypt His account of visiting Cairo the pyramids and various sites of Egyptian antiuities are uite interesting as Howard Carter s finds in King Tut s tomb were still new and exciting in 1929 and Waugh s assessment of the hype surrounding Tut and his supposed curse are suitably acerbic From Egypt Waugh travels to Crete and Istanbul and back again to Athens and through the Gulf of Corinth for a tour up the shores of the Adriatic He remarks often on the conseuences of the Paris Peace Conference s settlement for the various cities along the way especially those historically independent cities that without regard to their origins traditions or ethnic makeup were folded into the new state of Yugoslavia Waugh would return to Yugoslavia with Randolph Churchill during World War II and his disillusionment with the way the Allies handed over Eastern Europe to the Soviets during that conflict provides one of the richest and most somber storylines in Sword of Honour From Venice and the Adriatic Waugh s voyage or Cross Laminated Timber Design less retraces its earlier course and Waugh doesn t dwell on this part except for an amusing account of visiting the ruins of Pompeii But faced with the prospect of rail and air travel across France to return to England he chooses to spend another two weeks aboard his Norwegian cruise Her Guilty Secret liner and visits Spain where he proves uite taken with the architecture of Gaudi His remarks on the church of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona are uite interesting as only a few walls and towers were complete by that point illustrated by one of Waugh s own photographs and Waugh grimly predicts that if funding is not forthcoming the church will never be completed Indeed Sagrada Familia is still unfinished but while there have been interruptions to its construction such as the Spanish Civil War it is now almost a hundred years after Waugh s trip nearing completion I think Waugh would be pleased At any rate his opinion always sharply expressed would be worth readingThis is the second account of an Englishman s travels during this period that I ve read High Risk Affair Silhouette Intimate Moments lately the other being Patrick Leigh Fermor s A Time of Gifts recounting a walk across Germany Austria and Hungary in 1933 I ve really enjoyed them not only because they are beautifully written but because they capture a Monophobia 1 lost world in vivid detail Waugh s is doubly poignant in that regard as by the time he published Labels the Great Depression had driven the worldwide economy to ruin I found myself not only marveling at his stories and his shining prose and The Passionate Lover laughing at his escapades and embarrassments but wondering with genuine regret how many of the restaurants hotels casinos and other points of interest had disappeared within a few years A very good window into another time and place I Nouns Verbs look forward to reading of Waugh s travel writing Next up Remote People an account of his travels through Africa following the coronation of Haile Selassie as Emperor of Ethiopia Highly recommended