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Compton-Burnett

Dame Ivy. 1884--1969, English novelist. Her novels include Men and Wives (1931) and Mother and Son (1955)
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(2) As spoken by the character Cassie in Ivy Compton-Burnett, A House and Its Head, The New York Review of Books, New York, 2001 [1935], p.
Upon returning the Compton-Burnett book, the Queen again feels compelled to borrow something, selecting this time Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love.
(4.) For further information about James Compton-Burnett, see the story in Chapter 4, "Literary Greats," of his famous daughter, Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett.
Taylor once gave a lecture on Woolf at Oxford, and in Current Biography for 1948, she names Austen, Flaubert, Compton-Burnett, Turgenev, Sterne, and Woolf as her favorite authors (614).
As in her earlier, otherwise first-rate biographies of Ivy Compton-Burnett and Paul Scott, Spurling tends to treat alcoholism as a symptom instead of a disease.
In this gale of uncertainty." But shavings from Ronald Firbank, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Joe Orton, Charles Ludlam and various Victorian melo-dramatists also have contributed to the peculiar soup of fancy verbiage.
From Orwell to Muggeridge, Compton-Burnett to Kingsley Amis, Powell knew nearly everyone worth knowing, and his anecdotes do not disappoint.
Mirrors have always had a curious fascination and some people - for example, furniture writer Margaret Jourdain, partner of the novelist, Ivy Compton-Burnett - collected them exclusively.
Thus the celebrated poet entreated the obscure American to rescue him, and Furst, fluent in French and German as well as English and Italian, agreed to grind out reviews of authors as radically different as Joyce Cary and Ivy Compton-Burnett, Julien Green and F.
Robert was a close friend of four of the most interesting women novelists of our time: Ivy Compton-Burnett, Elizabeth Taylor, Olivia Manning and Barbara Pym.
Pastors and Masters (1925), Compton-Burnett's second novel, was published 14 years after her first, and it introduced the style that was to make her name.