Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her new novel, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, will be published next spring, 2014. Her essay on Mark Strand’s collages appears in different form in the catalog for his current exhibition at Lori Bookstein Fine Art.
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.