Christine Brooke-Rose

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  • Bradley William Buchanan (California State University, Sacramento)

Christine Brooke-Rose’s cosmopolitan background, experimental fictional techniques, and continental affiliations (both intellectual and professional) have made her a unique figure in late twentieth-century British literature. Her mature work, while never intended to be accessible to a mass audience, has garnered substantial critical acclaim and received in-depth scholarly treatment in recent years; it remains notable for its erudition, its up-to-date technological vocabulary, and its engagement with post-structuralist literary theory. She has enjoyed a prolific and varied career: she has published more than a dozen novels, a book of short stories (Go When You See the Green Man Walking, 1970), five books of literary theory …

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Buchanan, Bradley William. "Christine Brooke-Rose". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 August 2008
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