Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Influence of Domesticity

Ever thought of the effects that having a partner, looking after kids and cleaning the house has on your work as a communicator?

To support his contention about ‘the damaging effects of domesticity’, Nick Hornby quotes Cyril Connolly in his book, Enemies of Promise:

“There is no more somber enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.”

Source: Nick Hornby, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree, London: Viking, 2006, 47.

A review of The Complete Polysyllabic Spree can be found at the site, Reviewing Books and Movies.

Image: ‘the pram in the hall’.

Geoff Pound