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Cyril Connolly
  • Published: 26 June 1998
  • ISBN: 9780712666350
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $32.99

Cyril Connolly

A Life



A superative biography of one of the key fogures of English literary life in the twentieth century.

`In one of tje funniest biographies I have ever read, Lewis assembles all the excellently entertaining anecdotes about this deeply loved, much mocked, sometimes reviled figure whose departure has robbed the litarary world of its social smartness and any worthwhile eccentricity . . . [An] excellent, wildly funny and informative biography. `Auberon Waugh, Literary Review. Precociously brilliant in his youth, Cyril Connolly was haunted for the rest of his life by a sense of failure and a romatic yearning to recover a lost Eden. His two great books, The Unquiet Grave and Enemies of Promise, are classics of English prose, combining wit, romanticism and merciless self-knowledge. As witty in person as he as in his prose, he was notoriously slothful and greedy; he was married three times, abd his dealings with women were bedevilled by a lifelong tendency to be in love with two or more people at once.

  • Published: 26 June 1998
  • ISBN: 9780712666350
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Jeremy Lewis

A former publisher and the deputy editor of the Oldie, Jeremy Lewis has written three volumes of autobiography and biographies of Cyril Connolly, Tobias Smollett and Allen Lane, the founder of Penguin Books. Shades of Greene: One Generation of an English Family, was published by Cape in 2010.

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