Enemies of Promise by Cyril Connolly

"Enemies of Promise" is a semi-autobiographical work that explores the challenges and obstacles that can hinder a writer's career and personal growth. The author divides these hindrances into two categories: the 'pram in the hallway', symbolising domesticity and family life, and the 'bore of the contemporary', representing the pressure to stay relevant and up-to-date. Through a blend of personal anecdotes, literary criticism, and social commentary, the book provides an insightful examination of the struggles faced by writers in their quest for literary success.

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