Standard Name: Brophy, Brigid
Birth Name: Brigid Antonia Susan Brophy
Married Name: Brigid Antonia Susan Levey
Titled: Brigid Antonia Susan, Lady Levey
In the novel BB '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. BB disliked and opposed the study of women's writing in isolation from that of men.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Maureen Duffy|
|Friends, Associates||George Bernard Shaw|
|Friends, Associates||Patricia Highsmith||
Although she liked her solitude, PH built a wide and robust network of friendships, largely conducted by letter. She developed slowly—not on first meeting her, but later—a friendship with her fellow-novelist Brigid Brophy .
Wilson, Andrew Norman. Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith. Bloomsbury, 2003.
|Friends, Associates||Shena Mackay||
She was a close friend of Brigid Brophy from the early 1980s until Brophy's death in 1995. Brophy's brave account of her battle with multiple sclerosis pays generous tribute to SM 's loving support.
Brophy, Brigid. Baroque-’n’-Roll. Hamish Hamilton, 1987.
|Friends, Associates||Iris Murdoch|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Germaine Greer||
In Bed with the English, which takes the form of a letter, declares its literary allegiances to be Anglo-American. It hopes to provide a straight-talking [Mary] McCarthy -[Brigid] Brophy rundown on the English...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Dorothy Bussy|
|Literary responses||Dodie Smith||
Most reviewers, however, found this book childish.
One especially nasty review by Richard Lister (T. C. Worsley ) in the Evening Standard expressed incredulity that such a book could even be written after...
Grove, Valerie. Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Taylor|
|Literary responses||Patricia Highsmith|
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Taylor||
This volume drew an enthusiastic response from Brigid Brophy , writing in the New Statesman, who declared herself ET 's dedicated fan.
Her enthusiasm was no passing feeling, for she chose to...
Brophy, Brigid. Don’t Never Forget. Cape, 1966.
|Literary responses||Patricia Highsmith||
She has been better appreciated in Britain than her native USA, and perhaps better in Europe than in Britain. Frank Richards wrote that she made a life's work of her ostracisation from the American...
|Literary responses||Shena Mackay|
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 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.
23 April 1975
A major demonstration was held in Belgrave Square, London, in support of Public Lending Right.
Fraser, Antonia. Must You Go?. Random House of Canada, 2010.