Connolly, Cyril. 100 KEY BOOKS OF THE MODERN MOVEMENT FROM ENGLAND, FRANCE & AMERICA 1880-1950. Chosen by Cyril Connolly. Post 8vo, Second Edition; pp. 160; bibliography; original papered boards; a fine copy in dustwrapper. London; Allison & Busby; (1986).
***Cyril Connolly, himself a leading literary figure of the inter-war and post-war periods, gives his reflections on 100 of the most influential books of the first half of the twentieth century. These are books of what he calls the Modern Movement, i.e. "a revolt against the bourgeois in France, the Victorians in England, the puritanism and materialism of America." The authors selected include Guy de Maupassant, Andre Gide, T. S. Eliot (for several works), E. E. Cummings, Robert Graves, Graham Greene and Arthur Koestler. The bibliography, here updated, gives publication details of the first editions and of available texts and English translations. #27969

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