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Ivy Compton-Burnett

Author: Kathy Justice Gentile
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1991.
Series: Women writers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A feminist reassessment of Ivy Compton-Burnett's writing in which the author argues that her dialogue novels comprise some of literature's most incisive and searching inquiry into the myths, maxims,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: I Compton-Burnett; I Compton-Burnett; Ivy Compton-Burnett; Ivy Compton-Burnett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy Justice Gentile
ISBN: 0312060572 9780312060572 0333456092 9780333456095
OCLC Number: 23766158
Description: ix, 146 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: To know all is to forgive all - Compton-Burnett's ethic of tolerance; radical renovations in the house of fiction; unhistoric acts - early novels - "Dolores", "Pastors and Masters", "More Women than Men"; mothers and martyrs - "Brothers and Sisters", "Men and Wives", "Elders and Betters"; civilization and discontents - "A House and its Head", "Manservant and Maidservant", "A Family and its Fortune"; clouds and clearings - intertextual analysis - illegitimate parents, incestuous children, filling the blanks; character condensed - "Two Worlds and their Ways", "A God and his Gifts", "The Last and the First"; attention must be paid - Compton-Burnett and her critics.
Series Title: Women writers.
Responsibility: Kathy Justice Gentile.

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