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message 1: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) A dramatized version of Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall aired yesterday on BBC Radio 4 and is available for streaming:

message 2: by Feliks (last edited May 03, 2015 11:58AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) Its a quirky read; not as much comedy as some of his others; nor as much tragedy as some of his others either. I think one comes away from it without having much emotion drawn either way. The characters are well-delineated, but what Waugh is actually commenting on --other than the stodgy life of some phlegmatic English specimens--I'm sure I don't know.

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