Prancing Novelist: In Praise of Ronald Firbank (Dalkey Archive Scholarly) (Paperback)

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One of the most penetrating and sympathetic explorations ever undertaken by one writer into the mind of another, Prancing Novelist is far more than a simple tribute or work of research. In these pages--by turns instructive, mischievous, and even gossipy--Brigid Brophy seeks nothing less than a vindication of the eternal liveliness of fiction itself against the persistent rumors that it is dying or dead. Though serious in intent, Prancing Novelist is not only a monument to Firbank, but is also a delightful showcase for Brophy's own uproarious prose, not to mention her genius for telling good stories.

About the Author

Novelist, biographer, and critic Brigid Brophy wrote nine works of fiction, including "The King of a Rainy Country" and "In Transit." She also wrote a number of works of nonfiction, which included books on Aubrey Beardsley and Mozart, as well as the infamous "Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781564788979
ISBN-10: 1564788970
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2016
Pages: 592
Language: English
Series: Dalkey Archive Scholarly