the Loved One Author:Evelyn Waugh Soldier, foreign correspondent, man of letters, Evelyn Waugh has been called a genius by Edmund Wilson and many other world's leading critics. Waugh himself describes this book as " a little nightmare produced by the unaccustomed high living of a brief visit to Hollywood. He presonally warms the squeamish to keep their distance for this is a gr... more »uesome tale, executed, as the Saturday Review suggested, " with loving horror." Disrobing Hollywood from studio to cemetery, it leaves that town in embarrassing and devastating nudity. If the squeamish are to retreat, the lovers of sardonic )and sadistic) humor are advised to come running..."
"The Loved One is Waugh at his most hilarious - most ferocious. A macabre report on certain aspects of Hollywood life, it has been compared with the best of Rabelais and Voltaire... "« less