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Lebedoff is much admired among those who welcome superb writing and scholarship.
First, Lebedoff's contention that Orwell and Waugh are the two greatest English writers of the 20th century is highly subjective at best.
The book I commend is "The Same Man, George Orwell, Evelyn Waugh, In Love and War" by David Lebedoff.
In The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War (New York: Random House, 2008, ISBN 978-1-4000-6634-6), David Lebedoff introduces us to two writers who seem at... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jeff Minick
Lebedoff is much admired among those who welcome superb writing and scholarship. Besides reading
it myself, I've given it a half-dozen times to friends who are added their... Read more
I think this would have been a more accurate title. The major obstacle in accepting Mr. Lebedoff's hypothesis is although both were once considered literary equals Waugh can now... Read morePublished on September 30, 2010 by W. BUTLER
Other than both writers being excellent prose stylists, anti-communists and born in 1903, the idea that they are "the same man" is something that never would have occurred to... Read morePublished on July 21, 2010 by Frankie
While I was fascinated by much of the biographical detail in this comparative study and am entirely sympathetic to Lebedoff's critique of the intellectual elites and the pc dogma &... Read morePublished on June 11, 2009 by LPG
I was intrigued by the title of this book, and interested to read the case being made for the similarities between George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh. Read morePublished on November 14, 2008 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
As my friends and readers well knowl, I am a big fan of George Orwell. I have also read and admired a number of Evelyn Waugh's novels. Read morePublished on October 28, 2008 by Timothy Haugh
Once in a while a sparkling, literary diamond surfaces. I may have unearthed one. Before describing it let me confess a prejudice, The biography is about two authors who are among... Read morePublished on October 26, 2008 by Anthony Spinelli