Brophy, Brigid, 1929-1995

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Novelist.

From the description of Letters, 1961-1971. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 39309110

Epithet: afterwards Levey, writer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x000237

Brigid Antonia Brophy, Lady Levey (1929-1995), was an English author of novels, biographies, essays, and other works.

From the description of Brigid Brophy collection, 1937-1953. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 671954285

British author.

From the description of Papers, 1962-1979. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 49930451

Brigid Brophy was a British novelist, essayist, critic, and social activist. Her work is often experimental and controversial; her subject matter and perspective toward established literary conventions contributed to a notoriety that colors her reputation today.

From the description of Brigid Brophy letters and post cards to Ian Hamilton, 1965-1966. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52863630

Brigid Brophy, 1929-1995, was a British novelist, essayist, critic, biographer, and dramatist.

From the guide to the Brophy mss., 1962-1979, (Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington))

"A lifelong crusader for multitudinous causes ranging from writers' rights and animal rights to sexual freedom, women's liberation, and vegetarianism, Brophy produced a varied and extensive body of work. Her best-known novels are The King of a Rainy Country (1956), The Finishing Touch (1963), and In Transit (1969). Admittedly influenced by Sigmund Freud's theories, Ronald Firbank's literary style, and G.B. Shaw's aesthetics, Brophy's writings express unconventional and controversial opinions about modern relations, religious education in schools, sexual psychology, pornography, and gender issues." (Excerpt from Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 105, 1998)

  • 12 June 1929: Born in London, England
  • 1947: Admitted to St. Hugh's College, Oxford University. Left Oxford in 1948.
  • 1953: The Crown Princess and Other Stories, Viking (New York, NY)
  • 1953: Hackenfeller's Ape, Hart-Davis (London)
  • 1954: Married Michael Levey
  • 1956: The King of a Rainy Country, Secker and Warburg (London)
  • 1962: Black Ship to Hell, Harcourt (New York, NY)
  • 1962: Flesh, Secker and Warburg (London)
  • 1963: The Finishing Touch, Secker and Warburg (London)
  • 1964: Mozart the Dramatist: A New View of Mozart, His Operas and His Age, Harcourt (New York, NY)
  • 1964: The Snow Ball, Secker and Warburg (London)
  • 1966: Don't Never Forget: Collected Views and Reviews, Cape (London)
  • 1967: Religious Education in State Schools, pamphlet, Fabian Society (London)
  • 1967: Co-author, with husband Michael Levey, and Charles Osbourne: Fifty Works of English and American Literature We Could Do Without, Rapp and Carroll (London)
  • 1968: Black and White: A Portrait of Aubrey Beardsley, Cape (London)
  • 1969: In Transit: A Heroicycle Novel, Macdonald and Co. (London)
  • 1969: The Rights of Animals, Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society (London)
  • 1972 - 1982 : Co-organizer, Writers' Action Group for Public Lending Right
  • 1978: Palace Without Chairs: A Baroque Novel, Atheneum (New York, NY)
  • 1981: Michael Levey is knighted; Brophy becomes Lady Levey
  • 1983: A Guide to Public Lending Right, Gower (Hampshire, England)
  • 1984: Diagnosed with multiple schlerosis
  • 1987: Baroque 'n' Roll and Other Essays, David and Charles (North Pomfret, VT)
  • 1989: Reads: A Collection of Essays, Cardinal (London)
  • 7 August 1995: Died from multiple schlerosis in Louth, Lincolnshire, England

From the guide to the Brigid Brophy Collection, 1937-1953, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Lowry, Malcolm, 1909-1957. Malcolm Lowry - John Davenport papers, 1926-1970. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Brooke-Rose, Christine, 1923-. Papers, 1893-1992 (bulk 1957-1992). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series VII., Other Department Files, 1916-1996 (bulk 1943-1969). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series V., Editor Files, 1873-1984 (bulk 1960-1980). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Christine Brooke-Rose Papers TXRC98-A40., 1893-1992, (bulk 1957-1992) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Brophy, Brigid, 1929-1995. Women authors collection, Brop-Bu, 1833-1971. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf MS Mus. 248. OPERA DA CAMERA ALBUM: a scrapbook of the Opera da Camera company, directed by Hugh Vickers; 1962-7. Containing invitations, programmes, photographs, reviews and drafts of letters relating to productions. The company specialised in perfo..., 1962-1967 British Library
referencedIn English literature mss., 1951-1993 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 204). Correspondence and papers; 1966. 1. ff. 1-106. Labour voters' protest on Vietnam; April 1966. 2. ff. 107-204. Protest meeting at Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre; July 1966.includes:ff. 2, 198 Sir Alfred Jules ..., 1966 British Library
creatorOf Ackerley, J. R. (Joe Randolph), 1896-1967. Collection, 1924-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series I., General Correspondence, 1922-1977 (bulk 1946-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Carroll, Donald, 1940-. Donald Carroll letters received from poets, 1959-1969. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Howard, Elizabeth Jane. Papers of Elizabeth Jane Howard, 1933-2009. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Brigid Brophy Collection, 1937-1953 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Brophy, Brigid, 1929-1995. Papers, 1962-1979. Indiana University
creatorOf Brophy, Brigid, 1929-1995. Brigid Brophy letters and post cards to Ian Hamilton, 1965-1966. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Hoult, Norah, 1901-1984. Norah Hoult Correspondence, 1934-1954. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series VI., Editorial Department Files, 1915-1984 (bulk 1948-1978). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Lania, Leo, 1896-1961. Papers, 1916-1959. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf MS Mus. 1610. Rosenthal Correspondence. Vol. ii (ff. 214). Bos -Coo.includes:f. 1 Harold David Rosenthal, writer on music: Luisa Bosalbian, singer: Letter to Harold David Rosenthal from Luisa Bosalbian: 1980: Typewritten, signed.f. 2 Harold Dav... British Library
creatorOf Brophy, Brigid, 1929-1995. Letters, 1961-1971. Indiana University
referencedIn Sir, Michael Redgrave, Archive, 1890-1996 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
creatorOf Brophy mss., 1962-1979 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Kops, Bernard, 1926-. Papers, 1950-1983. Indiana University
creatorOf Brophy, Brigid, 1929-1995. Letter to Joseph Francis Fletcher, III. London, England. 1958 May 5. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Brophy mss. II, 1961-1971 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Brophy, Brigid, 1929-. Brigid Brophy collection, 1937-1953. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Ackerley, J. R. (Joe Randolph), 1896-1967. person
associatedWith Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooke-Rose, Christine, 1923- person
associatedWith Carroll, Donald, 1940- person
associatedWith Farrer, David, 1906- person
associatedWith Fletcher, Joseph F., person
associatedWith Fletcher, Ronald. person
associatedWith Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939. person
associatedWith Frost, David, 1939 Apr. 7- person
associatedWith Goodman, Arnold Goodman, Baron, 1913- person
associatedWith Gordon, Giles, 1940-2003. person
associatedWith Grow, Lawrence. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Ian, 1938-2001, person
associatedWith Hoult, Norah, 1901-1984. person
associatedWith Howard, Elizabeth Jane. person
associatedWith Kops, Bernard, 1926- person
associatedWith Lania, Leo, 1896-1961. person
associatedWith Lowry, Malcolm, 1909-1957. person
associatedWith May, Derwent, 1930- person
associatedWith Meyer, Karl Ernest. person
correspondedWith Redgrave, Michael person
associatedWith Targ, William, 1907- person
associatedWith Trefusis, Violet Keppel, 1894-1972. person
associatedWith Warburg, Frederic, 1898- person
associatedWith Weiss, Paul, 1901-2002. person
associatedWith White, Eric Walter, 1905-1985. person
associatedWith Williams, Hugo, 1942- person
associatedWith Woolf, Cecil. person
associatedWith Wyndham, Francis. person
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England
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Authors, English--20th century
English literature--20th century--History and criticism
Influence (Psychology)
Psychological literature
Authors, English--Correspondence
Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
Telepathy
Psychoanalysis
Women authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
Women authors--20th century
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
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Birth 1929-06-12

Death 1995-08-07

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