Cyril Connolly

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Cyril Connolly
BirthplaceCoventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
EducationSt Cyprian's School, Eastbourne and Eton College

Connolly, Cyril

(kŏn`əlē), 1903–74, English critic and editor, b. Coventry, England. After attending the Univ. of Oxford, he began his career as a journalist. With Stephen SpenderSpender, Sir Stephen,
1909–95, English poet and critic, b. London. His early poetry—like that of W. H. Auden, C. Day Lewis, and Louis MacNeice, with whom he became associated at Oxford—was inspired by social protest.
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 he founded Horizon (1939–49), a small literary magazine that reflected Connolly's own iconoclastic and mordant attitudes toward contemporary society. He also used his critical gifts as a long-time book reviewer for The New Statesman and London's Sunday Times. Among his works are Rock Pool (1935), a satirical novel that ranks with the best of HuxleyHuxley, Aldous Leonard,
1894–1963, English author; grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, brother of Sir Julian Huxley, and half-brother of Sir Andrew Huxley. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he traveled widely and during the 1920s lived in Italy.
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 and WaughWaugh, Evelyn Arthur St. John
, 1903–66, English writer, considered the greatest satirist of his generation. Educated at Oxford, he was briefly an art student and a teacher but spent much of his time traveling. He served with distinction in World War II.
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; Enemies of Promise (1938), an autobiography of ideas; The Unquiet Grave (1944), a potpourri of critical commentaries, quotations, and aphorisms; The Condemned Playground (1945) and Previous Convictions (1964), both collections of literary essays; and The Modern Movement: 100 Key Books From England, France, and America, 1880–1950 (1965).


See biography by C. Fisher (1995); D. Pryce-Jones, Cyril Connolly: Journal and Memoir (1983); M. Shelden, Friends of Promise: Cyril Connolly and the World of Horizon (1989).

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This quote from art critic and writer Cyril Connolly is from 1938 but earlier this month, Dame Barbara Judge, the Institute of Director's first female chairman, said much the same thing.
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32), a la manera de los formalistas rusos o de Henry James, Cyril Connolly y Edmund Wilson, quienes, desde el estudio de obras anglosajonas, construyeron un andamiaje teorico aplicable no solo a los textos escritos en ingles y desde realidades metropolitanas, sino a la idea misma de texto literario.
Norman Douglas--another great influence--Steven Runciman, Osbert Lancaster, Cyril Connolly, the present Duke of Devonshire, Bruce Chatwin, and many others rich and famous and literate.
The writing is evocative, sympathetic, and non-judgemental, as anyone who has read the author's previous exemplary account of the life, times, and constellation of curious characters surrounding that literary Mr Smartiboots, Cyril Connolly, would expect.