Books: Waugh Is He

WHO ARE THE VIOLETS NOW? by Auberon Waugh. 252 pages. Simon & Schuster. $4.95.

Auberon Waugh is the son of the late Evelyn Waugh and a facile satirist in his own right (The Foxglove Saga, Path of Dalliance). The hero of Violets is an epicene idealist who ghostwrites advice columns for a woman's magazine and comforts his faltering ego in a spare-time campaign for world peace. He also campaigns to seduce the white mistress of a Negro extremist, but before he can succeed, he meanders his motorcycle euphorically, and fatally, into the path of a passing automobile. So much, says Author Auberon,...

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