Christine Brooke-Rose

Standard Name: Brooke-Rose, Christine
Birth Name: Christine Frances Brooke-Rose
Married Name: Christine Frances Bax
Married Name: Christine Frances Pietrkiewicz
Married Name: Christine Frances Peterkiewicz
CBR 's literary output includes five books of criticism and literary theory, sixteen novels, a collection of short stories, poetry, and an autobiography. She was an influential twentieth-century critic and theorist, and she is a marvellously playful and difficult novelist,
Jeffries, Stuart. “Christine Brooke–Rose Obituary”.
pushing the limits of narration and representation. It can be grouped into three periods: the early satiric novels, the discourse novels, and the human-technology novels. These variously subvert the conventions of realist fiction through linguistic distortions (punning, misquotations), discursive grafting, and polysemous narration. The Dictionary of Literary Biography judges that, while her work does not adhere to any single mode or school of expression, she can be regarded as postmodernist in the sense that her novels align themselves with aspects of cybernetics, gender consciousness, and forms of intertextuality.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.


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Dedications Muriel Spark
MS 's next novel, The Bachelors, was a story of occultism and egocentrism among a group of middle and upper-class single men. She dedicated it to Christine Brooke-Rose and her husband
Rees, David. Muriel Spark, William Trevor, Ian McEwan, A Bibliography of their First Editions. Colophon Press.
Oldsey, Bernard Stanley, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 15. Gale Research.
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Friends, Associates Muriel Spark
She acquired new literary friends after her religious conversion, such as Allen Tate , Neville and June Braybrooke (the latter of whom wrote as Isobel English , and titled two of her novels at Spark's...
Literary responses Elizabeth Jennings
Christine Brooke-Rose found this volume disappointing evidence that Jennings was a better poet than she was a critic.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
3110 (6 October 1961): 660
Textual Production Elizabeth Jane Howard
She took four years to write this novel, working with a new agent, A. D. Peters . Having before this written fast and easily, she now reduced her speed to a crawl, with constant rewriting...
Textual Production Kathleen Nott
The Hand and Flower Press , run by Marx from 1940 until 1966, began with limited editions of books by admired authors, and moved on to works, especially poetry, by largely unpublished writers, including...
Textual Production Ezra Pound
Published by Faber and Faber in England in 1957, it was reviewed for the Times Literary Supplement by Christine Brooke-Rose .
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
2870 (1 March 1957): 130


1965: Giles Gordon did a series of interviews for...

Women writers item


Giles Gordon did a series of interviews for The Scotsman with female authors: a species of writer that at the time wasn't particularly recognised, although it certainly had been in the previous century.

By early November 1973: Experimental novelist B. S. Johnson prefaced...

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By early November 1973

Experimental novelist B. S. Johnson prefaced his short-story volume Aren't You Rather Young To Be Writing Your Memoirs? with a polemical critique listing only sixteen serious contemporary British writers.


Brooke-Rose, Christine. A Grammar of Metaphor. Secker and Warburg, 1958.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. A Rhetoric of the Unreal. Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Amalgamemnon. Carcanet, 1984.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Between. Michael Joseph, 1968.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Gold. Hand and Flower Press, 1954.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Invisible Author: Last Essays. Ohio State University Press, 2002.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Life, End Of. Carcanet, 2006.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Next. Carcanet, 1998.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Out. Michael Joseph, 1964.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Remake. Carcanet, 1996.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Stories, Theories and Things. Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Subscript. Carcanet, 1999.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Such. Michael Joseph, 1966.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Textermination. Carcanet, 1991.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. The Christine Brooke-Rose Omnibus. Carcanet, 1986, http://PR 6052 R775 C55 1986 HSS.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. The Dear Deceit. Secker and Warburg, 1960.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. The Languages of Love. Secker and Warburg, 1957.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. The Middlemen. Secker and Warburg, 1961.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. The Sycamore Tree. Secker and Warburg, 1958.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Thru. Hamish Hamilton, 1975.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Verbivore. Carcanet, 1990.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Xorandor. Carcanet, 1986.