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Cyril Connolly

Person  Male  Born 10/9/1903  Died 26/11/1974

Categories: Literature

Countries: Ireland, South Africa

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.

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Orwell, Spender & Cyril Connolly’s Horizon Magazine

George Orwell, 1903 - 1950, Sir Stephen Spender, 1919 - 1995, wrote for Cyril...

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