Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh was born on this date in 1903 at 11 Hillfield Road, Hampstead, London, and died in 1966.

His strongest tastes were negative. He abhorred plastics, Picasso, sunbathing, and jazz – everything in fact that had happened in his own lifetime. The tiny kindling of charity which came to him through his religion sufficed only to temper his disgust and change it to boredom…
— The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (1957)

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