Synopses & Reviews
Cyril Connolly (1903-1974) was one of the most influential book reviewers and critics in England, contributing regularly to , and . His essays have been collected in book form and published to wide acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. is considered by many to be his most enduring work. It is a highly personal journal written during the devastation of World War II, filled with reflective passages that deal with aging, the break-up of a long term relationship, and the horrors of the war around him. It is also a wonderfully varied intellectual feast: a collection of aphorisms, epigrams, and quotations from such masters of European literature as Horace, Baudelaire, Sainte-Beuve, Flaubert, and Goethe. Dazzlingly original in both form and content, has continued to influence generations of writers.
This enduring classic is "a book which, no matter how many readers it will ever have, will never have enough" (Ernest Hemingway).
About the Author
Among Cyril Connolly's many books include The Unquiet Grave, Enemies of Promise, The Condemned Playground, Ideas and Places, The Modern Movement, and The Rock Pool.