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Invisible Author: Last Essays

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A blend of memoir and narrative, Invisible Author consists of six lectures by Christine Brooke-Rose, in which she discusses her own work, thus breaking the taboo that authors should not write about their writings, though constantly invited to talk about them. The collection ends with a splendidly summarizing interview by Lorna Sage. The book's main concern is the narrative ...more
Hardcover, 206 pages
Published March 15th 2002 by Ohio State University Press
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In this collection of only expensively available essays, the septuagenarian puzzle-maker reveals the constraints and complex grammatical, linguistic and semantic tricks at work in her groundbreaking novels. A (not entirely helpful) close reading of the most unreadababble of her works, the lit-theory-saturated Thru, provides a rare glimpse into how her mind works, and the quite absurdly intellectually ambitious ploys at play. The other pieces in here delve into the technical aspects of her work w ...more
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Christine Frances Evelyn Brooke-Rose was a British writer and literary critic, known principally for her later, experimental novels. Born in Geneva and educated at Somerville College, Oxford and University College, London, she taught at the University of Paris, Vincennes, from 1968 to 1988 and lived for many years in the south of France.

She was married three times: to Rodney Bax, whom she met at B
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