Thus Simon Balcairn, Mr Chatterbox with Lord Monomark's Daily Excess, undergoes a more literal death precisely as he asserts himself as a creative writer.
Thus if it is true, as William Myers argues, that Vile Bodies witnesses Waugh's emergence as "a sinful moralist in a sinful world" (20), it does so by effacing his persona, by deploying modernist technique to effect his death as an obvious authorial presence, one which, unlike Adam's, achieves his independence from, and ability to criticize, the world of Benfleet and Monomark. Such moralist critique is often pursued through larger structural schemes still rooted in narratorial minimalism.
Dianne Brick, Monomark
House, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3XX
Simon Callow hams it up to an unacceptable extent in the role of the deposed King of Amolia and Dan Aykroyd plays the Daily Excess's Beaverbrook-style proprietor Lord Monomark
The plot revolves around impoverished naive writer Adam (Stephen Campbell-Moore) whose hopes of marrying Nina (Emily Mortimer) are dashed when customs (in the gleeful form of Jim Carter), impound his debut novel on moral grounds, leaving him in debt to American magnate publisher Lord Monomark
Nina Blount Emily Mortimer Adam Fenwick-Symes Stephen Campbell Moore Simon Balcairn James McAvoy Miles Michael Sheen Ginger Littlejohn David Tennant Agatha Runcible Fenella Woolgar Lord Monomark Dan Aykroyd The Drunk Major Jim Broadbent King of Anatolia Simon Callow Chief Customs Officer Jim Carter Mrs.
Unfortunately, the manuscript is confiscated by an overly moralistic customs officer (Jim Carter), so Adam arrives empty-handed at the office of his publisher, newspaper tycoon Lord Monomark (Dan Aykroyd, in a gleeful parody of real-life Canadian print baron Lord Beaverbrook).
He 'had been a leader writer on the Daily Beast, he had served in the personal entourage of Lord Monomark
, he has sold champagne on commission, composed dialogue for the cinema and given the first of what was intended to be a series of talks for the BBC.
You clearly feel very isolated and I think it might be helpful to contact the Beaumont Society, Monomark
House, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3XX.