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Characteristically, Brigid Brophy makes her profound and. universal statements by dwelling with precise. Hackenfeller's Ape. The Snow Ball.

Characteristically, Brigid Brophy makes her profound and. enjoyment on the detail. An exceptionally taut and funny. This is a powerful piece of. sophistication". First published in Great Britain 1962. 6a Noel Street, London W1V 3RB.

Brigid Brophy (1929-1995) was an acclaimed novelist, essayist, critic and campaigner

Brigid Brophy (1929-1995) was an acclaimed novelist, essayist, critic and campaigner. Her non-fiction included Black Ship to Hell (1962), Mozart the Dramatist (1964), two books about Aubrey Beardsley - Black and White (1968) and Beardsley and His World (1976), and Prancing Novelist: In Praise Of Ronald Firbank (1973).

Brigid Antonia Brophy, Lady Levey (12 June 1929 – 7 August 1995) was a British novelist, critic, and campaigner for social reforms, including the rights of authors and animal rights. Among her novels was Hackenfeller's Ape (1953); among her critical studies were Mozart the Dramatist (1964, revised 1990) and Prancing Novelist: A Defence of Fiction. In Praise Of Ronald Firbank (1973)

3, 7 and 10 for a flat for himself and Nancy; and to make love to Nancy.

3, 7 and 10 for a flat for himself and Nancy; and to make love to Nancy. Only the last really engaged his interest, though. the question of finding a flat did so slightly, because it was connected with making love.

Nancy meets Marcus at a party. Taken passage-by-passage, Brigid Brophy’s writing is a joy, and a couple of times she made me laugh out loud. But as a whole, the novel feels unfinished

Nancy meets Marcus at a party  . But as a whole, the novel feels unfinished. The ending in particular is rushed, introducing significant new developments and dashing them away in a flurry of very short chapters.

Brigid Brophy’s 1962 novella 'Flesh' is an arch, subversive tale of marriage and out-of-control obesity in North London. Little known outside the United Kingdom and out-of-print for some years, it is a hidden gem of British Jewish literature. Brophy was born June 12, 1929. Flesh,’ Brigid Brophy’s reissued 1960s novel of middle-class intellectuals, is a psychosexual, art-historical, Rubenesque frolic through English anti-Semitism and suppressed sexuality. June 12, 2018, 12:00 AM. Jewish culture, mainly of the Eastern European flavor, has long become an inseparable part of America’s imaginative and comedic landscape.

by. Brophy, Brigid, 1929-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by paul nguyen on February 25, 2010.

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Brigid Antonia Brophy, Lady Levey (12 June 1929, in London, England – 7 August 1995, in Louth, Lincolnshire, England) was an English novelist, essayist, critic, biographer, and dramatist. In the Dictionary of Literary Biography: British Novelists since 1960, . .25 April 2010 ·. "I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.

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 author has also written "The Snow Ball".

Farmer is unusual in his frank approach to sexuality in science fiction though one could argue he did not rise far above the prejudices of his time. Still his attempt to view a future pagan world is fresh compared to so the copycat techie dystopias now prevalent.
Considering the age it was written in and the so called public "attitudes" about sex of the day ( and how they were changing) I can see how this would be "ground breaking." I read a lot of the author's work back in the 60's and 70's and this is not his best. But was still fun for "old times sake." So I still recommend it as a lighthearted example of sci-fi with good amounts of porn mixed in. This type of PJF's writing (sci-fi porn) was probably brought to an unforgetable finale in the GREAT (but disturbing) novel "Image of the Beast" and it's follow-up "Blown."
I cannot understand how the modern NeoPagan/Wicca movement has not latched onto this classic post Apocalyptic science fiction novel by the great PJF...

To put it in a nutshell, Farmer wrote this novel when Margaret Murray, Gerald Gardner and Sir James Fraser's ideas were taking root.

The story is about a spaceship that returns to earth sometime in the future only for the crew to find there has been some sort of vast apocalypse and that the survivors have adopted some form of matriarchail society and pagan culture. Commander Stagg is chosen to become the "Solar Hero" which means that he has an artificial set of horns implanted upon his head that pump him full of male hormones (the technology for electronics and machines has gone backwards to Amish levels, but the sciences of agronomy and healthcare have advanced dramatically since they left earth).
Stagg is transformed into a Horned God and is taken around across the country where in every town he sleeps with several different women a night, having no control over his new body- he is in fact a fertility god like old Cernunnos himself!
This is a wonderful book full of wry humour, bawdy action and high adventure - those with a working familiarity of the old pagan religions or the works of Gardner, Murray and Fraser will be spell bound by it.
This is one of Philip Jose Farmer's very early books, and long-time fans of his more mature work will enjoy this clever satire that must have been pretty racy in its day. A group of astronauts returns to Earth after 800 years-- only a few years in their relative experience-- to find the world utterly changed. Farmer's love of religion and atavism and provocative sexual situations is in fine fettle here, and a light adventure results. It's not as transgressive as his best works, but enjoyable. You'll get a kick out of the game baseball has become after 800 years: the ball has metal spikes in it and frequent fatalities are common. Would that we could speed up time and spice up the game per Farmer's thinking... then A-Rod might be worth what the Yankees are paying him....
A ship captain returns to a very different earth. A quite amusing religious satire, with the odd sport joke, too.

A strange Earth religion has started, with priestesses holding the power. Other political systems do exist, including one that is very straitlaced and rejects this new, female based, sexual worship.
A definite low in Farmer's production.A celebration of the typical heterosexist male's fears, prejudices and fantasies taken to a grotesquely ludicrous extreme. Frankly pornographic, it reeks with sexism and homophobia. Read Venus on the half Shell for a much better take on sex by Farmer