The second and final instalment of the selected works of the brilliant critic Cyril Connolly, a pivotal figure on the literary scene for fifty years. The Two Natures, the second and concluding volume of Cyril Connolly's selected writings, spotlights the autobiographical side of his output, from A Georgian Boyhood, his fascinating, frank and often shocking memoir of his years at Eton, onwards. It also includes his classic and extraordinary wartime work The Unquiet Grave (written under the pseudonym Palinurus), a wide-ranging meditation on the (possibly doomed) cultural heritage of Europe; and contains short stories such as The Downfall of Jonathan Edax and his hilarious parody of Ian Fleming, Bond Strikes Camp. The Two Natures again reveals Cyril Connolly as a powerful and consistently stimulating literary voice - a true one-off on the 20th century writing scene.
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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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Book Description Picador, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110330486004
Book Description Picador, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0330486004