Christine Brooke-Rose and Post-War Literature

Authors: Darlington, Joseph

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of key phases of Brooke-Rose’s life and work
  • Traces Brooke-Rose’s contribution to poststructuralism and post-war French thought in the 1970s and 1980s
  • Contextualizes Brooke-Rose’s post-war novels from a biographical, historical, and textual perspective
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This book utilizes archive research, interviews and historical analysis to present a comprehensive overview of the works of Christine Brooke-Rose. A writer well-known for her idiosyncratic and experimental approaches to the novel form; this work traces her development from her early years as a social satirist, through her space-aged experimentalism in the 1960s, to her later poststructuralism and interest in digital computing and genetics. The book gives an overview of her writing and intellectual career with new archival research that places Brooke-Rose’s work in the context of the historically important events in which she was a participant: Bletchley Park codebreaking in the Second World War, the events in Paris during May 1968, the dawning of the internet and the rise of poststructuralism. Joseph Darlington begins with Brooke-Rose’s first novels written in the late 1950s of social satire, studies her experimental phase of writing and finally illuminates her unique approach to autobiography, arguing for reevaluating this interdisciplinary author and her contribution to poststructuralism, life writing and post-war literature.

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Joseph Darlington is a writer and academic from Manchester, UK. He is programme leader for the animation degree at Futureworks Media School, and is the author of British Terrorist Novels of the 1970s (Palgrave Macmillan 2018) and co-editor of the Manchester Review of Books. He was awarded a Harry Ransom Fellowship for his work on Brooke-Rose in 2012, and has published a number of research papers exploring her work.

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“Through a synthesis of biographical research and textual analysis Joseph Darlington's monograph grounds Brooke-Rose’s fascinating novels in a new way, showing how they were responses to the circumstances of the author’s eventful life and concerns at the time of writing. In so doing, it links the array of disciplinary fields Brooke-Rose was significant in and allows the reader to see her contribution as a sum of its many parts.” (Glyn White, Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture, University of Salford, UK)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Christine Brooke-Rose and Post-War Literature
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-75906-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-75906-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-75905-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 174
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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