"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Thursday, May 29, 2003 The Cruel Wit of Evelyn Waugh:Aside from his cruelty, Waugh was known for his biting wit, his snobbery, and his disdain for the modern world. Yet, as several writers for The Atlantic have attested, it was precisely these unpleasant characteristics that made Waugh a great writer. The magazine offers a retrospective.
Meantime, Waugh's pained correspondence with friend Cardinal Heenan over the liturgical changes of Vatican II have been collected in a book, A Bitter Trial.