Papers, 1893-1992 (bulk 1957-1992)

Brooke-Rose, Christine, 1923-2012


21 boxes (9.5 linear ft.) : 1 oversize box, 2 galley folders.
Five series: I. Works, 1897-1992; II. Reviews, 1955-92; III. Correspondence, 1956-91; IV. Personal/Family, 1893-1979; V. Computer Printouts, 1986-89.
The Brooke-Rose papers consist of original and carbon copy typescripts, holograph manuscripts, computer printouts, notebooks, correspondence, clippings, galley proofs, original and photocopy page proofs, offprints, documents, printed genealogies, publishing contracts, royalty statements, and family papers, ranging in date from 1893 to 1992 (bulk, 1957-92).
Brooke-Rose's works make up the bulk of the collection; all of her major works are represented in some form. Many heavily revised early versions are present. Most of the correspondence is incoming correspondence from publishers, agents, editors, colleagues, friends, and students. Among the correspondents are Brigid Brophy, Frank Kermode, Peter du Sautoy, Muriel Spark, Raleigh Trevelyan, and Michael Westlake. Among the personal and family materials in the collection are documents and correspondence relating to Brooke-Rose's education, career, wartime service, marriages, and divorces. Printouts of files received by HRHRC on Atari computer disks include various versions of VERBIVORE chapters and a complete manuscript of TEXTERMINATION.
British experimental novelist, literary critic, translator, and poet.
Brooke-Rose's personal copies of her books, anthologies containing her work, offprints, and periodicals containing her work have been withdrawn from the collection and cataloged with the Center's book holdings.
Additions to the collection are anticipated.
Limited photocopies can be provided upon receipt of written authorization from the copyright holder.
Some correspondence and works in French and German.
Unpublished finding aid available in the repository.

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