Books: Journey to Neutralia

SCOTT-KING'S MODERN EUROPE (89 pp.) —Evelyn Waugh—Little, Brown ($2).

This short novel from Evelyn Waugh (published in Britain in 1947*) reads like a malicious parody of his good ones. It is the story of a middle-aged teacher of the classics who happens to become (through some "blood-brotherhood in dimness") the greatest living authority on an obscure 17th Century Central European poet named Bellorius. On the Bellorius Tercentenary, Scott-King is invited to Simona, a city in Neutralia, for the celebration.

The Disguised Professor. Neutralia itself (which, Waugh cautiously explains, represents no existing state) has...

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