While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.

– Cyril Connolly

British literary critic Cyril Connolly (born September 10, 1903) was the founder and editor of Horizon, an influential literary magazine during World War II. His journalism career began with articles in popular periodicals like the New Statesman, The Observer, and The Sunday Times. He wrote just one novel, The Rock Pool, but he is best known for his collections of essays, including Enemies of Promise, The Condemned Playground, and The Unquiet Grave.

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