Books: Mid-Victorian in Exile

A LITTLE LEARNING by Evelyn Waugh. 34 pages. Little, Brown. $5. I should like to bury something previous in every place where I've been happy and then, when I was old and ugly and miserable, I could come back nd dig it up and remember.

-Lord Sebastian Flyte, in Brideshead Revisited >Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh is a Tivian with a lifelong and unswerving Hatred of the 20th century's industrialized, democratized ways. From his first irrespressibly comic, murderously sar-comic novels (Decline and Fall, Vile Bodies), most of Waugh's books have vad as their...