Cyril Connolly
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Born: September 10, 1903

Died: November 26, 1974 (age 71)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Journalist, author

Bio: Cyril Vernon Connolly was an English intellectual, literary critic and writer. He was the editor of the influential literary magazine Horizon and wrote Enemies of Promise, 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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