Ivy Compton-Burnett (born June 5, 1884 in Middlesex , † August 27, 1969 in London ) was an English writer.
life and work
Compton-Burnett is a representative of modern English narrative literature . She wrote novels that mainly consist of stylized dialogues . The topic is mostly family conflicts. Her most important works are Men and Wives (1931), A Family and a Fortune (1939) and Parents and Children (1941).
Peter Marginter translated four novels by Ivy Compton-Burnett into German: Ein Gott und seine Gaben (1989), Eltern und Kinder (1990), Hoch und Heilig (1991) and Diener und Servierte (1992).
- Dolores (1911)
- Pastors and Masters (1925)
- Brothers and Sisters (1929)
- Men and Wives (1931)
- More Women Than Men (1933)
- A House and Its Head (1935)
- Daughters and Sons (1937)
- A Family and a Fortune (1939)
- Parents and Children (1941)
- Elders and Betters (1944)
- Manservant and Maidservant (1947)
- Two Worlds and Their Ways (1949)
- Darkness and Day (1951)
- The Present and the Past (1953)
- Mother and Son (1955)
- A Father and His Fate (1957)
- A Heritage and Its History (1959)
- The Mighty and Their Fall (1961)
- A God and His Gifts (1963)
- The Last and the First (published posthumously 1971)
- Hilary Spurling : Ivy When Young: The Early Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett 1884-1919 , 1974.
- Hilary Spurling: Secrets of a Woman's Heart: The Later Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett 1920-1969 , 1984.
- Kay Dick: Ivy and Stevie. Ivy Compton-Burnett and Stevie Smith , 1971
- Literature by and about Ivy Compton-Burnett in the catalog of the German National Library
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||English writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 5, 1884|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Middlesex|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 27, 1969|
|Place of death||London|