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The Idea of Promise Posted on June 24th

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  I’ve recently been reading The Quarterly Conversation, a great literary criticism online journal (no less so because of my contributions). In this month’s issue, Jeremy Hatch reviews and muses on Enemies of Promise by Cyril Connolly. I’d ...

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