Books: Not Unworthy of Evelyn

THE EARLY YEARS OF ALEC WAUGH by Alec Waugh. 312 pages. Farrar, Sfraus. $6.

"If I were not myself," writes Alec Waugh, "and if I were to pick up the autobiography of Alec Waugh, the first name that I should look for in the index would be Evelyn Waugh." Sadly, he would be right. Alec, 65, is a skilled journeyman writer of novels (Island in the Sun) and travel books (Hot Countries), but he has the misfortune of having a younger brother who is a comic genius. Happily, for most of his autobiography he manages to forget that fact and concentrate on...

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