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|Title||:||The Condemned Playground: Essays, 1927 1944|
|Number of Pages||:||202 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Condemned Playground: Essays, 1927 1944 Reviews
I didn't read the whole of this, just set myself the challenge of translating one of the shorter articles: "Defects of English Novels" into Portuguese. Well, that's done now, but trying to translate the word salad of his sentences make me realise how disorganised his pontification can be. I was left with a pretty poor impression of Cyril Connolly after reading "The Rock Pool" because it seemed such a classic example of a writer setting out his own repressed neuroses and fears in a barely concealed manner. I know he wrote a book shortly after ("Enemies of Promise") that explained why he had never produced a great masterpiece of literature. Now, reading his later critisism, in whish he basically throws rocks at all other british writers and at the profession of criticism, I can only speculate about the deep wells of frustration he's drawing on and it's not really something I want to read more of. Normally I'd ask a Portuguese teacher to review my work and correct it but in this case, I think the original is so windy and unparsable that I think it would just give us both a headache, and it's going on by blog in the original uncorrected format.