Cyril Vernon Connolly (10 September 1903 - 26 November 1974) was an English intellectual, literary critic and writer.ï¿½ ï¿½Works The Rock Pool, 1935 (fiction) Enemies of Promise, 1938 The Unquiet Grave, 1944 The Condemned Playground, 1945 (collection) The Missing Diplomats, 1952 The Golden Horizon 1953 (ed., compilation from Horizon) Les Pavillons: French Pavilions of the Eighteenth Century,1962 (with Jerome Zerbe) Previous Convictions, 1963 (collection) The Modern Movement: 100 Key Books From England, France, and America, 1880-1950, 1965 The Evening Colonnade 1973 (collection) A Romantic Friendship, 1975 (letters to Noel Blakiston) Cyril Connolly: Journal and Memoir, 1983 (Edited by D. Pryce-Jones) Shade Those Laurels, 1990 (fiction, completed by Peter Levi) The Selected Works of Cyril Connolly, 2002 (edited by Matthew Connolly) Volume One: The Modern Movement: Volume Two: The Two Natures
English philosopher Simon Critchley was born on February 27, 1960. He earned his BA (1985) and PhD (1988) from the University of Essex in England. Critchley received his M.Phil. from France's University of Nice in 1987. Critchley has held university fellow, lecturer, reader, and professor positions and was the Director of the Centre for Theoretical Studies at the University of Essex. Additionally, Critchley was President of the British Society for Phenomenology from 1994-1999, he held a Humboldt Research Fellowship in Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, and was Programme Director of the Collï¿½ge International de Philosophie. Since 2004 Critchley has taught philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. Critchley's publications include "The Ethics of Deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas," the collection of essays "Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity," "Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction," "On Humour," "Things Merely Are," "Infinitely Demanding," and the New York Times bestseller "The Book of Dead Philosophers".