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In the novel Brigid Brophy's topics are social and sexual comedy. In non-fiction (essays, criticism, polemic) she pursued her interests in causes (often for the benefit of animals or writers), in opera and other arts, in deviant or nonconformist behaviour, and in individuals with a particular appeal to her. Late in her career, which spanned the second half of the twentieth century, came moving and clear-sighted writing on her multiple sclerosis. Brigid Brophy disliked and opposed the study of women's writing in isolation from that of men.
12 June 1929 BB was born at 79 Uxbridge Road in Ealing, West London. Bibliographic Citation link.
1986 BB contributed to the Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series her courageous, angry, personal yet public account of her multiple sclerosis. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 24 March 1989 BB published her third collection of essays; though it is not all literary criticism, she called it Reads. Bibliographic Citation link.
7 August 1995 BB died of pneumonia and the effects of multiple sclerosis. Bibliographic Citation link.
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