Brigid Brophy, The Dissenting Feminist

Sweeney, Carole. 2020. Brigid Brophy, The Dissenting Feminist. In: Richard Canning and Gerri Kimber, eds. Brigid Brophy: Avant-Garde Writer, Critic, Activist. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474462662 [Book Section]

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The first critical book on Brigid Brophy covering all her interests from literature, music and art to animal rights and political activism.

Includes previously unpublished written and illustrated material by Brophy.

Contributions from leading literary scholars, biographers, creative writers and activists.

Includes a Foreword by acclaimed novelist and Brophy enthusiast Ali Smith.

This book explores all aspects of Brophy’s literary career, alongside contributions on animal rights, vegetarianism, anti-vivisectionism, humanism, feminism and sexual politics, not only celebrating Brophy’s eclectic achievements but fully reflecting them. Contributors include literary critics, animal rights activists, Brophy’s daughter, Kate Levey, and Brophy herself.

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English and Comparative Literature


26 May 2020Published

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16 Jan 2020 15:12

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