Cyril Connolly

(1903_1974 / Coventry)

Cyril Connolly
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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. more »

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  • ''A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out.''
    Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. Enemies of Promise, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1938).
  • ''There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.''
    Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. Enemies of Promise, ch. 14 (1938).
  • ''All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.''
    Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. Enemies of Promise, ch. 16 (1938).
  • A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious "retreat" of the twent...
    Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. Enemies of Promise, pt. 2, ch. 14 (1938).
  • ''Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.''
    Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. Enemies of Promise, ch. 3 (1938).
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