Brigid Brophy

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Brigid Antonia Brophy, Lady Levey (Bridžit Brofi, 12. jun, 1929, u Londonu7. avgust, 1995, u Louthu) bila je engleska spisateljica, esejistkinja, kritičarka, biografkinja i dramaturškinja. U "Rečniku književnih biografija: Britanski romanopisci od 1960", S. J. Newman je opisuje kao "jedan od najčudnijih, najbriljantnijih i najistrajnijih simptoma 1960-ih."

Bila je feministkinja i pacifistkinja, koja je često izražavala kontroverzne stavove prema braku, Vijetnamskom ratu, religijskom obrazovanju u školama, seksu (ona je bila otvoreno biseksualna[1]) i o pornografiji. Bila je glasna u kampanjama za prava životinja i zagovarala je vegetarijanstvo. Psiholog Richard D. Ryder je ocenio da je njen članak iz Sunday Times-a, iz 1965. godine označio početak pokreta za prava životanja u Engleskoj.[2]

Brophy je bila udata za istoričara umetnosti, Sir Michael Levey. Godine 1984. dijagnostifikovana joj je multipla skleroza, a 11 godina kasnije je izvršila samoubistvo.

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Fikcija[uredi - уреди]

  • The Crown Princess and Other Stories, Viking (New York, NY), 1953.
  • Hackenfeller's Ape, Hart-Davis (London), 1953, Random House (New York, NY), 1954, Virago Press (London), 1991.
  • The King of a Rainy Country, Secker & Warburg (London), 1956, Knopf (New York, NY), 1957, reprinted with afterword, Virago Press, 1990.
  • Flesh, Secker & Warburg, 1962, World (Cleveland, OH), 1963.
  • The Finishing Touch (also see below), Secker & Warburg, 1963, revised edition, GMP (London), 1987.
  • The Snow Ball (also see below), Secker & Warburg, 1964.
  • The Finishing Touch [and] The Snow Ball, World, 1964.
  • The Burglar (play; first produced in London at Vaudeville Theatre, February 22, 1967), Holt (New York, NY), 1968.
  • In Transit: An Heroicycle Novel, Macdonald & Co. (London), 1969, Putnam (New York, NY), 1970, Dalkey Archive Press, (Chicago, IL), 2002.
  • The Adventures of God in His Search for the Black Girl: A Novel and Some Fables, Macmillan (London), 1973, Little, Brown and Company (Boston), 1974.
  • Pussy Owl: Superbeast (for children), illustrated by Hilary Hayton, BBC Publications (London), 1976.
  • Palace without Chairs: A Baroque Novel, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1978.

Ostalo[uredi - уреди]

  • Black Ship to Hell, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1962.
  • Mozart the Dramatist: A New View of Mozart, His Operas and His Age, Harcourt, 1964, revised edition, Da Capo (New York, NY), 1990.
  • Don't Never Forget: Collected Views and Reviews, Cape (London), 1966, Holt, 1967.
  • (With husband, Michael Levey, and Charles Osborne) Fifty Works of English and American Literature We Could Do Without, Rapp & Carroll (London), 1967, Stein & Day (New York, NY), 1968.
  • Religious Education in State Schools, Fabian Society (London), 1967.
  • Black and White: A Portrait of Aubrey Beardsley, Cape, 1968, Stein & Day, 1969.
  • The Rights of Animals, Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society (London), 1969.
  • The Longford Threat to Freedom, National Secular Society (London), 1972.
  • Prancing Novelist: A Defence of Fiction in the Form of a Critical Biography in Praise of Ronald Firbank, Barnes & Noble (New York, NY), 1973.
  • Beardsley and His World, Harmony Books (New York, NY), 1976.
  • The Prince and the Wild Geese, pictures by Gregoire Gagarin, Hamish Hamilton (London), 1982, St. Martin's (New York, NY), 1983.
  • A Guide to Public Lending Right, Gower (Hampshire, England), 1983.
  • Baroque 'n' Roll and Other Essays, David & Charles (North Pomfret, VT), 1987.
  • Reads: A Collection of Essays, Cardinal (London), 1989.

Izvori[uredi - уреди]

  1. "Brophy, Brigid (1929-1995)". glbtq.com. 12.12.2002.. http://www.glbtq.com/literature/brophy_b.html. pristupljeno 7.8.2010. 
  2. Ryder, Richard. Animal Revolution: Changing Attitudes Towards Speciesism. Berg, 2000, p. 6. Citirano prema tekstu na engleskoj Wikipediji.