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Connolly, Cyril 1903-1974

Works: 252 works in 990 publications in 7 languages and 16,404 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Reviews  Literature  Fiction  Paranormal fiction  Bibliography  Diaries  Biographies  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Adapter, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: PR6005.O393, B
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The unquiet grave, a word cycle by Cyril Connolly( Book )

145 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyril Connolly (1903-1974) was one of the most influential book reviewers and critics in England, contributing regularly to The New Statesmen, The Observer, and The Sunday Times. His essays have been collected in book form and published to wide acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. The Unquiet Grave 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, The Unquiet Grave has continued to influence generations of writers
Enemies of promise by Cyril Connolly( Book )

88 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whom the gods wish to destroy," writes Cyril Connolly, "they first call promising." First published in 1938 and long out of print, Enemies of Promise, an "inquiry into the problem of how to write a book that lasts ten years," tests the boundaries of criticism, journalism, and autobiography with the blistering prose that became Connolly's trademark. Connolly here confronts the evils of domesticity, politics, drink, and advertising as well as novelists such as Joyce, Proust, Hemingway, and Faulkner in essays that remain fresh and penetrating to this day
The condemned playground : essays, 1927-1944 by Cyril Connolly( Book )

32 editions published between 1945 and 2018 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evening colonnade by Cyril Connolly( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous convictions by Cyril Connolly( Book )

22 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on travel, art and literature, and satires
The rock pool by Cyril Connolly( Book )

73 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this engaging satire of the British upper class, a smug young literary man from Oxford joins an international group of artists and writers on the French Riviera, intending to study them as if they were aquatic organisms in a pool--with unexpected results. First published in 1936 by Jack Kahane's Obelisk Press
Great English short novels by Cyril Connolly( Book )

6 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern movement; one hundred key books from England, France, and America, 1880-1950 by Cyril Connolly( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and Chinese and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connolly has chosen and described the 100 books that best define the Modern Movement which began as a revolt against the bourgeois in France, the Victorians in england, the puritanism and materialism of America
Les pavillons; French pavilions of the eighteenth century by Cyril Connolly( Book )

34 editions published between 1924 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden Horizon by Cyril Connolly( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyril Connolly : journal and memoir by David Pryce-Jones( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected essays of Cyril Connolly by Cyril Connolly( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyril Connolly, best known for The Unquiet Grave and Enemies of Promise, was an essayist and parodist of genius, a literary journalist, editor of monthly magazine Horizon (1939-1950), book critic for the London Sunday Times from 1951, and nurturer of some of the finest writers of his time. The essays in this volume are selected from The Condemned Playground : Essays, 1927-1944 (1945), Ideas and Places (1953), and Previous Convictions (1963)
Ideas and places by Cyril Connolly( Book )

20 editions published between 1953 and 1967 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silence of the sea by Vercors( Book )

5 editions published between 1944 and 2002 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first bilingual edition of France's most enduring wartime novel introduces Vercors's famous tale to a generation without personal experience of World War II who may not be able to read it in its original language. Readers are assisted with a historical and literary introduction, explanatory notes, a glossary of French terms and a select bibliography
Shade those laurels by Cyril Connolly( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizon : a review of literature and art by Cyril Connolly( )

in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizon stories by Cyril Connolly( Book )

13 editions published between 1943 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le crève-coeur by Aragon( Book )

11 editions published between 1942 and 1944 in French and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories by Julian Huxley( Book )

4 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world has had to wait a long time for this autobiography, for not only is Sir Julian Huxley over eighty years old but he achieved fame half a century ago. Born into one of the most gifted families of the age, he has yet made the name more famous by traditions to increase scientific knowledge and understanding. He has greatly contributed to the popularisation of science through his activities in writing, education, game parks in Africa and nature conservation in England, at the London Zoo, and his work at Unesco. After introducing the reader to the previous two generations of his family, who include his father Leonard Huxley, editor of the Cornhill magazine, his grandfather T.H. Huxley, and Tome Arnold, a sone of Dr. Arnold of Rugby, he describes his first experiences of observing nature. At the age of four on a woak with his nursemaid, he was fascinated to discover a huge toad hopping ot of a hedge. "That comic toad," he says, "helped determine my career as a scientific naturalist." From Eton he gained a Biology scholarship to Balliol and, after winning a First Class Honours degree, started on his serious career as a biologist. Much of it is already well known, but in this book Sir Julian adds the personal touch to everything. We learn that he was by no means as confident as his early and brilliant success would have led us to believe; he had emotional difficulties which his marriage only partly abated, for he continued to suffer from periodic depressions for many years. There is the touch of humour in describing his achievements, and his work alongside such figures as J.B.S. Haldane and H.G. Wells. Although driven by a passionate concern for scientific investigation, he nevertheless reveals his enduring enthusiasm for Africa's wild animals and England's natural scenic beauties, in the filming of gannets in a Welsch island sanctuary, in writing a quiet poem in his tent during Spitsbergen's summer-long day. His scientific achievements can be studied in his work recorded in over forty books and numerous other publications; but Julian Huxley is not the most forthcoming of men, and this is the first time he has revealed his innermost thoughts on science and life and religion and humanism
Shadow of light : a collection of photographs from 1931 to the present by Bill Brandt( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light is the first full-scale examination of Brandt's oeuvre that attempts to trace a coherent trajectory across the photographers multifaceted career. With 162 rich duotone reproductions made from the finest of the photographers vintage prints, this book seeks to lay out Brandt's career in all its unruly splendour, as Sarah Hermanson Meister writes in her introductory essay. Meister's fresh scholarship and keen attention to the chronological developments of Brandt's career including, for the first time, an analysis of the dramatic evolution of Brandt's printing techniques shed new light on an artist long considered an enigma by art historians. A comprehensive survey of the work Brandt published during World War II in a number of popular illustrated magazines reveals the origins of some of his most remarkable postwar work, while a technical examination of the photographers often painstaking retouching techniques, accompanied by detailed illustrations, offers an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the process that was critical to the ultimate impact of Brandt's extraordinary photographs
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The evening colonnade
Enemies of promiseThe evening colonnadeThe rock poolThe silence of the seaCyril Connolly : a lifeCyril Connolly : the life and times of England's most controversial literary criticCyril Connolly : a nostalgic life
Alternative Names
Connnolly, Cyril

Connolly, Cyril

Connolly, Cyril V. 1903-1974

Connolly, Cyril Vernon

Connolly Cyril Vernon 1903-1974

Conolly, Cyril 1903-1974

Cyril Connolly britischer Schriftsteller

Cyril Connolly Brits schrijver

Cyril Connolly critico letterario e scrittore britannico

Cyril Connolly écrivain britannique

Cyril Connolly romancista e crítico literário britânico


Palinurus 1903-1974

Palinurus, pseud

Коннолли, Сирил английский литературный критик

Сіріл Конноллі

کریل کانولی

코널리, 시릴 190-1974