Literary critic and writer. Born Coventry and was brought up in South Africa and Ireland as well as England. Educated, with George Orwell and Cecil Beaton, at a school in Eastbourne. Edited Horizon. Married three times. Disappointed himself and others by not producing a masterpiece. His well-known quote "There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall" sounds like an excuse to us. Died at a clinic in Ladbroke Terrace.
Person | Male Born 10/9/1903 Died 26/11/1974
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Orwell, Spender & Cyril Connolly’s Horizon Magazine
George Orwell, 1903 - 1950, Sir Stephen Spender, 1919 - 1995, wrote for Cyril...
Novelist. Born as Barbara Mary Crampton Pym in Oswestry, Shropshire. Lived in London: 1938-9, 1945-74. WW2 served in the Women's Royal Naval Service. Worked at the International African Institute i...
Essayist. Initially wanted to be a philosopher, then tried painting and then journalism, where he was a success: as a drama reviewer, art critic, political commentator and creating sports writing ...
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet and critic. Born and brought up in Ottery St Mary, Devon. Pupil at Christ's Hospital, 1781-91, where he became friends with Charles Lamb. Died London. Buried in the chapel of Highgate School....
Sir Osbert Sitwell
Born 3 Arlington Street. Writer, famed for his collaborations with his sister Edith and brother Sacheverell. He wrote the libretto for Sir William Walton’s oratorio, Belshazzar’s Feast. Died Monteg...