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Cyril Connolly

Cyril Vernon Connolly (10 September 1903 – 26 November 1974) was an English intellectual, literary critic and writer. He was the editor of the influential literary magazine Horizon (1940–1949) and wrote Enemies of Promise (1938), which combined literary criticism with an autobiographical exploration of why he failed to become the successful author of fiction that he had aspired to be in his youth.

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Cyril Connolly - Biographies
... Clive Fisher (1995) Cyril Connolly, St Martin’s Press, New York, ISBN 0-312-13953-5 Jeremy Lewis (1995) Cyril Connolly, A Life, Jonathan Cape, London ...
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... considerably reduced fees, and Orwell was one of several beneficiaries, who also included Cyril Connolly Alaric Jacob and Walter Christie ... In September 1914 Cyril Connolly arrived at the school and formed a close friendship with Orwell ... Orwell recalls stealing books off Connolly and Connolly describes how they reviewed each other's poetry ...

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