Whom the gods wish to destroy,' wrote Cyril Connolly, 'they first call promising.'
Enemies of Promise is part autobiography and part criticism, and asks how to write a book that lasts ten years. Connolly identifies the enemies of promise as domesticity, politics, drink, advertising and success. Who could avoid them all?
· Enemies of Promise(1938)
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