Thursday, November 17, 2011

In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse

My husband and I were talking over the radio broadcasts that P. G. Wodehouse was involved in during WWII when he made the remark that those who came to Wodehouse's defense were thinkers as well as writers, Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell. While those who criticized, strongly criticized, him were not, notably, A. A. Milne and Sean O'Casey. I recommend Orwell's essay In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse.

1 comment:

Lydia said...

A.A. Milne? Did he write anything beyond "Winnie the Pooh"? A classic nonetheless but does that really give him credence to criticize someone with such a broad spectrum wit? I hardly think so.