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“He had never been a good critic, because among other things, he could not pan a friend. (I know this seems a barbarous test, but without it, everything comes unstuck; and nonfriends suffer disproportionately.)”

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source: “Cyril Connolly,” in The Good Word and Other Words (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1978), 49.

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notes: beautiful essay about Sheed's writing published by Dwight Garner here

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