“…Real life seems to have no plots”: Ivy Compton-Burnett

Ivy Compton-Burnett

Ivy Compton-Burnett

According to Ivy Compton-Burnett, the English author who was born on this day in history, 5 June, 1884,

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

  • “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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