Cyril Connolly (1903 – 1974) was an English literary critic, writer, and editor of the influential literary magazine Horizon from 1940 until 1949.
Melinda Camber Porter in conversation with Cyril Connolly:
"I didn't really want to do the interview I never give lectures beca use I can't bear public appearances. But an interview isn't so bad because I am only talking to one person.”
But although he disregards and despises some of the realities of life–self-publicity, exhibitionism, his work is deeply concerned with the realities of failure, mourning and human inadequacy.
“One has to go through certain periods of suffering–like mourning over loss. But the neurotic who punishes himself through guilt, endures fruitless and unending pain.”