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Present and the Past

Present and the Past

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'Ivy Compton-Burnett is one of the most original, artful, and elegant writers of our century.' — Hilary MantelWhen 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. Instead, the two women strike up a warm friendship that leaves him out in the cold — and contemplating an attention-getting suicide attempt.Compton-Burnett was known as a writer's writer: Joyce Carol Oates called her work 'Aeschylus and Sophocles funnily reinvented by Oscar Wilde'; John Waters described her books as 'dark, hilarious, evil little novels'; and V. S. Pritchett, in 1955, noted she was 'the most original novelist now writing in English.' Discover for yourself why Compton-Burnett is treasured by such a wide range of authors.'Precise, poised, studied, epigrammatic artistry.' — Kirkus'Anyone who picks up a Compton-Burnett finds it very hard not to put it down.' — Ivy Compton-Burnett'A rich story, told with far deeper insight and a bolder, more sure-footed appreciation of subtleties, than I think any of Compton-Burnet's contemporaries could achieve.' — The Spectator (U.K.)

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  • SprogEngelsk
  • Udgivelsesdato16-10-2019
  • ISBN139780486844442
  • Forlag Dover Publications
  • FormatePub

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