Seeing Bright Young Things put me on an Evelyn Waugh kick. I’ve just reread Vile Bodies and the two volumes of Martin Stannard’s biography and am now preparing to chew my way through the rest of the novels (I hadn’t looked into any of them for a few years). It also reminded me that you can listen to five audio clips from the BBC’s celebrated 1960 TV interview with Waugh by going here.
When I went to the BBC Web site the other day to listen to Waugh again, I discovered that a few additional interviews had been posted since my last visit. No Max Beerbohm, alas, but Joe Orton, whose Entertaining Mr. Sloane was recently revived in an off-off-Broadway production, can now be heard in excerpts from an interview taped one week before his lover beat him to death in 1967. To listen, go here.