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by Ivy Compton-Burnett

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ISBN:
0140183264
Author:
Ivy Compton-Burnett
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Classics; Reader's Union Edition edition (April 1, 1986)
Pages:
176 pages
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Showing 1-17 of 17. The Present and the Past (Paperback). Published April 1st 1986 by Penguin Books. Paperback, 176 pages. Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett. Published 1986 by Penguin Modern Classics.

Showing 1-17 of 17. ISBN: 0140033475 (ISBN13: 9780140033472). Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages.

Ivy Compton-Burnett is an acquired taste.

The few Ivy Compton-Burnett books I've read follow a fairly precise formula (down to their titles) but it is quite a. .Compton-Burnett writes her staccato prose, laden with interstitial tone and meaning, mostly dialog frosted with lies-lies in their infinite variety.

The few Ivy Compton-Burnett books I've read follow a fairly precise formula (down to their titles) but it is quite a distinctive one. Composed almost entirely of dialog and focused on domestic interactions, the characters exchange continual somewhat ironic "brittle" barbs. Some of them sound like utterances that some sort of robot chooses from a list of "things humans might say", (though the robot is also clearly a mechanical Turk). Her "novels" are really plays, pared down to electric flashes as if crossing gaps, shorting out.

She was awarded the 1955 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel Mother and Son. Her works consist mainly of dialogue and focus on family life among the late Victorian or Edwardian upper middle class. Manservant and Maidservant (1947) is considered one of her best.

She wore neat, strong clothes that bore no affinity to those in current use, and wore, or had set on her head an old, best hat in place of a modern, ordinary one. She was fully gloved and booted for her hour in the garden.

The present and the past, . The Present and the Past, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19. Ivy compton-burnett. The present and the past. She wore neat, strong clothes that bore no affinity to those in current use, and wore, or had set on her head an old, best hat in place of a modern, ordinary one. Her full, pale face, small, steady eyes, nondescript features and confident movements combined with her clothes to make a whole that conformed to nothing and offended no one.

The present and the past. Ivy Compton-Burnett (1892-1969) wrote over fifteen novels about the upper classes of the late Victorian period

The present and the past. Ivy Compton-Burnett (1892-1969) wrote over fifteen novels about the upper classes of the late Victorian period. The novels are constructed almost entirely of seemingly banal dialogue that eventually reveals, beneath its surface, the truths of human nature and insights into human relationships which Compton-Burnett took as her themes. Compton-Burnett's work is also interesting as a precursor to William Gaddis in its brilliant use of dialogue, but you should read A House and Its Head on its own merits and you'll absolutely be rewarded for your effort.

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Ivy Compton-Burnett is one of the most original, artful, and elegant writers of our century. Hilary Mantel When Cassius Clare and his first wife divorced, he insisted upon retaining custody of their two sons; he then remarried and fathered three more children

Ivy Compton-Burnett is one of the most original, artful, and elegant writers of our century. Hilary Mantel When Cassius Clare and his first wife divorced, he insisted upon retaining custody of their two sons; he then remarried and fathered three more children. Now the first Mrs. Clare has returned after nine years' absence, begging to be allowed to visit the children. Cassius takes a malicious pleasure in granting her request, certain that she and the second Mrs. Clare will provide him with an amusing sideshow

Sefton and his sister Clemence are dispatched to separate boarding schools. Their father's second marriage, as well as their mother's economies, provides perfect opportunities for mockery, and home becomes a source of shame.

Sefton and his sister Clemence are dispatched to separate boarding schools. More wretched is their mother's insistence that they excel

When Catherine becomes determined to re-enter the life of her former husband, he is angered by the friendship that develops between Catherine and his second wife