Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her novel, The Blue Angel, was nominated for the National Book Award. Her most recent novel is My New American Life.
A House and Its Head is Ivy Compton-Burnett’s subversive look at the politics of family life, and perhaps the most unsparing of her novels.
A tale of seduction and betrayal, of accommodation and manipulation, of weird humor and unforeseen violence, this classic of twentieth-century literature is above all an extraordinary reckoning with the secret reasons and otherworldly realities of childhood.