The Selected Works of Cyril Connolly: Modern Movement v. 1 (Vol 1)

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The first of a two-volume collection of writings by the much loved, original and brilliant critic, Cyril Connolly. This volume focuses on Connolly's critical writing and moves eclectically from writing on film, through an analysis of the effects of war on literature, to Eliot, Auden, Beckett, Camus and many others. It also includes extracts from his celebrated works Enemies of Promise and The Modern Movement. Featuring Connolly at his penetrating, acerbic and entertaining best, this is a wonderful companion to the world of a man who had something interesting and provocative to say about everyone and everything literary. It is a definitive selection of his work.

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Born in 1903, Cyril Connolly was educated at Eton and Oxford. His novel "The Rock Pool" was published in 1936; and two later books, "Enemies of Promise" (advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that await the would-be writer, published in 1938) and "The Unquiet Grave" (1944) are renowned as classics of English prose. As editor of the literary magazine "Horizon" from 1939 to 1950 Connolly nurtured some of the finest writers of his time. He also worked as a critic for the New Statesman, the Observer and the Sunday Times. Cyril Connolly died in 1974.

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