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Desmond MacCarthy
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Born in Plymouth, Devon
Born in 1877
Died in 1952

After his Eton and Cambridge education Desmond MacCarthy launched into a lengthy career as a journalist and critic. He edited New Quarterly, was literary editor and drama critic of the New Statesman, wrote for the Sunday Times, and enjoyed some success as a broadcaster. His critical writings were published in several collections.

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