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Connolly, Cyril, 1903-1974



  • Existence: 1903-09-10 - 1974-11-26

English literary critic and writer. Buried in Berwick churchyard, East Sussex.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Andre Deutsch archive, 1952-1995

Identifier: 1988-013
Scope and Contents Consists of editorial, production and publicity files for approximately 2000 books published by this London firm. Includes correspondence with Jean Rhys, Stevie Smith, and V.S. Naipaul, among many others. Also represents a great deal of the work of Deutsch editor Diana Athill who influenced women's writing in Britain.
Dates: 1952 - 1995

Connolly, Cyril, 1945 - 1964

Identifier: 1988.012.1.13
Scope and Contents Includes Ellmann's tyed and photocopied typed notes on Joyce in Paris; photocopy of a handwritten letter from Connolly to Joyce.
Dates: 1945 - 1964

Cyril Vernon Connolly papers, 1912-1974

Identifier: 1976-002
Scope and Contents This artificial collection was begun in 1976 with the acquisition of Connolly's library, which contained some manuscript materials. Gradually, further manuscripts and Connolly specific books were added. Literary critic, editor of Horizon magazine, and writer, these papers document Connolly's life and career
Dates: 1912 - 1974

Poems, 1964-08

Identifier: 1981.010.5
Scope and Contents Poems, selected from a manuscript in preparation for Cyril Connolly. Titles include:

"The Artist" "Beyond All This Fiddle" "Christ of the Apocalypse" "Cri de Coeur" "Dilemma of a Poet" "The Fool" "Forty Years of Literary Aftermath" "Lethal Incommunion" "The Metaphysics of Failure" "The Metaphysics of Fame" "Nocturne" 'A Question of Epistemology: On Looking into the Heart of Begonia" "Retreat to the Infinite" "This Age" "Elegy for Sylvia Plath"
Dates: 1964-08

United States: Embassy, 1971 - 1982

Identifier: 1988.012.1.200
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series 1 is the primary alphabetical sequence for Ellmann's research correspondence. This series includes typescript drafts, galleys and proofs for many of Ellmann's writings. We are grateful to readers for correcting and/or identifying names of unidentified or partially identified correspondents.
Dates: 1971 - 1982