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Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), Writer and journalist
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A regular contributor to the New Statesman in the 1930s, Connolly went on to co-edit the influential literary magazine Horizon from 1939 to 1950, after which he was the chief book reviewer for the Sunday Times. Connolly's ambition was to become a great novelist, or at least create a literary masterpiece. He wrote only one novel, The Rock Pool (1935) a satirical work. His best-known work is the autobiography that forms the second half of Enemies of Promise (1938), in which he attempted to explain his failure to produce the literary masterpiece that he and others believed he should have been capable of writing.