Thank you, Anthony Lane

Look, I’m depressed as hell and feeling stalled out and stupid on this Gaga thing that should be electric and piercing and just isn’t, I’m afraid, plus I have this [NEARLY ENDLESS LITANY OF SELF-PITY REDACTED]. In moments like these, I am especially grateful for Evelyn Waugh and Anthony Lane – the first for his genius, the second for his sensitive and probing assessment of that genius.


  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says


  2. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Wavian! WORD OF THE DAY.

  3. Jonathan Potter says

    Waugh, waugh, waugh.

  4. Jonathan Potter says

    “…by rights, the book should grind you down in gloom, instead of which you emerge braced and bolstered, as if by a cold shower and a cocktail.” Things to discuss with Walker Percy over drinks.

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