Book List in Order:7 titles

  • 'In the title story of [ The Adventures of God in His Search for the Black Girl ] the main character, God himself, expresses a taste for writing that's sophisticated, stylish, literary. The words apply very well to [Brigid] Brophy's own best work.' ...


  • First published in 1964, The Snow Ball is arguably Brigid Brophy's most brilliant fictional performance, consummately melding her avid interests in opera, sexuality and psychology. It is New Year's Eve in London. The occasion is a costume ball on ...


  • Set in an airport ("one of the rare places where twentieth-century design is happy with its own style"), In Transit is a textual labyrinth centering on a contemporary traveller. Waiting for a flight, Evelyn Hillary O'Rooley suffers from uncertainty a...



  • A young man suffers pain from beauty and is particularly affected by the beauty of Rubens's painting. His relationship as pupil of an experienced woman goes wrong as he begins to exceed his teacher, first on the dance floor and then in bed. The autho...


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    A fantasy about a mythical modern kingdom - replete with spies, assassins, communists, a dying king, a vegetarian queen, and a princess who numbers her lovers, chiefly female, in the thousands - Palace without Chairs is Brigid Brophy's storytelling m...