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Enemies of Promise

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The autobiography of literary figure Cyril Connolly, providing insight into his upper-class upbringing and life at Eton and Oxford, together with ... Show synopsis

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jiming

Of Historic Value

by jiming on Jun 4, 2009

Cyril Connelly's Enemies of Promise, first published in 1948, is an interesting glimpse of a learned literary comment on English and some American fiction of the early half of the 20th century. For a reader looking for insight into today's fiction, it is dated and much of it is irrelevant. Cyril Connolly was an influential, although highly opinionated, critic of his time. The book, I believe, would best serve the interests of a literary historian.

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