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language of expression: English
educated at: Balliol College, Eton College
occupation: literary critic, writer, novelist
award received: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Legion of Honour
Cyril Vernon Connolly (10 September 1903 – 26 November 1974) was an English literary critic and writer. He was the editor of the influential literary magazine Horizon (1940–49) and wrote Enemies of Promise (1938), which combined literary criticism with an autobiographical exploration of why he failed to become the successful author of fiction that he had aspired to be in his youth.
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