Tag Archives: Cyril Connolly

Cyril Connolly Reconsidered

In an essay in the current TLS, Brian Dillon reconsiders the career of Waugh’s contemporary and friend Cyril Connolly. The essay is entitled “Cyril Connolly and the literature of depression” and was originally published in Dillon’s collection Essayism.  Dillon recognizes this topic is … Continue reading

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Blue Feet and Smarty Boots

This week’s issue of Standpoint magazine reviews a autobiographical book by artist Nicky Loutit. The book is entitled New Year’s Day is Black. The review, by Jessica Douglas-Home, begins with this reference to the book’s preface, in which Evelyn Waugh … Continue reading

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Rereading Barbara Skelton

In today’s Guardian, literary critic and novelist D J Taylor reviews the life and writings of Barbara Skelton. She was a fixture of interwar literary London Bohemia, having been the wife of, inter alia, both Waugh’s friend Cyril Connolly and, … Continue reading

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Peter Watson: Biography of Everard’s Angel

This week’s Spectator reviews a biography of Pater Watson, probably best known to Waugh fans as the financial backer of Cyril Connolly’s Horizon magazine during WWII and early postwar austerity. The magazine and Connolly are satirized as Survival and Everard … Continue reading

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Never seen a copy of Cyril Connolly’s Horizon magazine?

Unz.org provides free access to its online archive of periodicals, books, videos and films, including full runs of Horizon (1940-1949), Encounter (1953-1991), and many others.

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