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Ivy Compton-Burnett

  • Authors
  • Kathy Justice Gentile
Textbook

Part of the Women Writers book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kathy Justice Gentile
    Pages 17-29
  3. Kathy Justice Gentile
    Pages 30-46
  4. Kathy Justice Gentile
    Pages 47-64
  5. Kathy Justice Gentile
    Pages 65-87
  6. Kathy Justice Gentile
    Pages 88-102
  7. Kathy Justice Gentile
    Pages 103-119
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 132-146

About this book

Introduction

The twenty novels of Ivy Compton-Burnett comprise a tightly constructed, radically renovated house of fiction. This study finds that her work is grounded on a rational feminism that defies the Christianized moral ethic which restricts traditional novels by and about women. Compton-Burnett condenses the abuses of patriarchy, and its attendant hierarchy, into the closed arena of the Victorian/Edwardian family. Through this fictional technique of condensation, her 'insular' English novels paradoxically expose contradictions and illegitimate foundations of masculinized Western civilization.

Keywords

fiction god novel

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-21699-4
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-45609-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-21699-4
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