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The Adventures of God in His Search for the Black Girl

Brigid Brophy

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ISBN
9780571304615
Date Published
17.10.2013
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Summary

‘In the title story of [The Adventures of God in His Search for the Black Girl] the main character, God himself, expresses a taste for writing that’s sophisticated, stylish, literary. The words apply very well to [Brigid] Brophy’s own best work.’ New Republic

‘What we have here is more common in England than America: reading that’s at once very light and very intellectual. Consistent with her commitment to artifice and the rococo, Brophy believes in play… [She] is liveliest when speaking-or making the illustrious dead speak-of the life of art, of literature, music, architecture, which she thinks about a lot and knows a lot about.’ Washington Post

‘Tasty and nutritious… generally wise and witty… full of game-playing… Brigid Brophy remains a good though very British writer-balanced, erudite, sensible, unsubmissive to shrill sociological shibboleths, above all unscared.’ Anthony Burgess, New York Times Book Review

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Brigid Brophy (1929–1995) was a prize-winning British novelist, essayist, critic and political campaigner, championing gay marriage, pacifism, vegetarianism, prison reform and Public Lending Right. Her celebrated debut novel, Hackenfeller’s Ape, was published in 1953. It was followed by many other acclaimed novels including The King of a Rainy Country, Flesh, The Finishing Touch, In Transit, and The Snow Ball (which…

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