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The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinaurus

The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinaurus

by Cyril Connolly
     
 

This enduring classic is "a book which, no matter how many readers it will ever have, will never have enough" (Ernest Hemingway).
Cyril Connolly (1903-1974) was one of the most influential book reviewers and critics in England, contributing regularly to The New Statesmen, The Observer, and The Sunday Times. His essays have been collected in book form and

Overview

This enduring classic is "a book which, no matter how many readers it will ever have, will never have enough" (Ernest Hemingway).
Cyril Connolly (1903-1974) was one of the most influential book reviewers and critics in England, contributing regularly to The New Statesmen, The Observer, and The Sunday Times. His essays have been collected in book form and published to wide acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. The Unquiet Grave is considered by many to be his most enduring work. It is a highly personal journal written during the devastation of World War II, filled with reflective passages that deal with aging, the break-up of a long term relationship, and the horrors of the war around him. It is also a wonderfully varied intellectual feast: a collection of aphorisms, epigrams, and quotations from such masters of European literature as Horace, Baudelaire, Sainte-Beuve, Flaubert, and Goethe. Dazzlingly original in both form and content, The Unquiet Grave has continued to influence generations of writers.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times

I certainly haven’t enjoyed anything [this year] more than “The Unquiet Grave,” by Cyril Connolly...I've loved it since I was a teenager and like always to have it to hand. — Donna Tartt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892550586
Publisher:
Persea Books
Publication date:
07/27/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
542,099
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Among Cyril Connolly's many books include The Unquiet Grave, Enemies of Promise, The Condemned Playground, Ideas and Places, The Modern Movement, and The Rock Pool.

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