Books: The Mask Made the Man

THE ESSAYS, ARTICLES AND REVIEWS OF EVELYN WAUGH Edited by Donat Gallagher; Little, Brown; 662 pages; $40

Posthumous disclosures about Evelyn Waugh (1903-66) have proceeded like a striptease in reverse. First came the Diaries (published in the U.S. in 1976), a revealing look at Waugh's private, sometimes drunken and usually unflattering thoughts about his contemporaries. Next arrived the Letters (1980), in which the writer appeared in the less scathing demeanor he put on for his correspondents. Now this massive selection of Waugh's journalism displays him fully dressed for his reading public. There are...

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