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Ivy Compton-Burnett

Data de nascimento: 5. Junho 1884
Data de falecimento: 27. Agosto 1969


Ivy Compton-Burnett foi uma novelista inglesa.

Citações Ivy Compton-Burnett

„Anyone who picks up a Compton-Burnett finds it very hard not to put it down.“

— Ivy Compton-Burnett
Ivy Compton-Burnett, quoted in Elizabeth Sprigge's The Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett (New York: G. Braziller, 1973) p. 79.


„Pushing forty? She's clinging on to it for dear life!“

— Ivy Compton-Burnett
A common misattribution first made by Nigel Rees in Quote…Unquote 3 (London: Allen & Unwin, 1983) as the result of a mishearing, and withdrawn by him in Cassell Companion to Quotations (London: Cassell, 1997) p. 179.

„Un des plus grands romanciers que l'Angleterre ait jamais eus. ("One of the greatest novelists that England has ever had.")“

— Ivy Compton-Burnett
Nathalie Sarraute L'Ère du soupçon (Paris: Gallimard, 1956) p. 119; Maria Jolas (trans.) The Age of Suspicion (New York: George Braziller, 1963) p. 112.

„The most original novelist now writing in English.“

— Ivy Compton-Burnett
V. S. Pritchett, quoted in Time, April 4, 1955. [,9171,866174-2,00.html].


„As regards plots I find real life no help at all. Real life seems to have no plots.“

— Ivy Compton-Burnett
"A Conversation Between I. Compton-Burnett and M. Jourdain", in R. Lehmann et al. (eds.) Orion (London: Nicholson & Watson, 1945) vol. 1, p. 2.

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