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Encyclopedia > Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner (born July 16, 1928) is an English novelist and art historian born in London. Educated at James Allen's Girls' School then King's College London, in 1967 she became the first woman to hold the Slade professorship at Cambridge University. Since 1977, she has been associated with the Courtauld Institute of Art. However, since winning the Booker Prize in 1984 for Hotel du Lac, she has become better known as a novelist, publishing on the average a novel a year. July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... James Allens Girls School, or JAGS, is a private single-sex school situated in Dulwich, south-east London. ... Kings College London in London is the largest college in the federal University of London, with 21,500 registered students. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Slade Professorship of Fine Art is the senior professorship of art at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and London. ... REDIRECT [1] ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... The Courtauld Institute of Art is a listed organisation of the University of London specialising in the study of the history of art. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hotel du Lac (ISBN 0679759328) is a Booker Prize winning novel (1984) by Anita Brookner. ...


Her fiction is mostly set in London, and often involves characters of Jewish extraction, like herself. Her works explore the alienation of a character, usually female, whose quiet, solitary lives are punctuated by destitution and disappointments in love. Her style has often borne her comparisons with Jane Austen and Henry James. The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity; and often a combination of these attributes. ... Jane Austen, in a portrait based on one drawn by her sister Cassandra House of Jane Austen (today it is a museum) Jane Austen (December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817) was a prominent English novelist whose work is considered part of the Western canon. ... This article is about the writer; for the politician who was almost his contemporary see Henry James, 1st Baron James of Hereford. ...


Bibliography:

  • A Start in Life (1981)
  • Providence (1982)
  • Look at Me (1983)
  • Hotel du Lac (1984) Booker Prize WINNER
  • Family and Friends (1985)
  • A Misalliance (1986)
  • A Friend from England (1987)
  • Latecomers (1988)
  • Lewis Percy (1989)
  • Brief Lives (1990)
  • A Closed Eye (1991)
  • Fraud (1992)
  • A Family Romance (1993)
  • A Private View (1994)
  • Incidents in the Rue Laugier (1995)
  • Altered States (1996)
  • Visitors (1997)
  • Falling Slowly (1998)
  • Undue Influence (1999)
  • The Bay of Angels (2001)
  • The Next Big Thing (2002) Long Listed for the Booker Prize.
  • The Rules of Engagement (2003)
  • Leaving Home (2005)

Hotel du Lac (ISBN 0679759328) is a Booker Prize winning novel (1984) by Anita Brookner. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... Altered States is the only novel (ISBN 0060107278) and last film written by Paddy Chayefsky. ...

External Links

  • Anita Brookner at www.contemporarywriters.com

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Bookreporter.com - Author Profile: Anita Brookner (125 words)
Anita Brookner was born in London in 1928.
Brookner taught at the University of Reading from 1959 to 1964, and since 1967 has been a Lecturer in Art History at the Courtauld.
Since her first novel was published in 1981, Brookner has had a dual career as an art historian and a novelist.
A woman adrift (573 words)
Anita Brookner's female protagonists have the same damaged sensibilities and shriveled lives as Tennessee Williams' immortal Blanche Dubois, yet they lack her romanticism, humor and glamorous self-deception.
Brookner is adept at capturing the sad, swift passage of time that mauls and gobbles up even the most timid of dreams.
Brookner is often praised for the wit and beauty of her prose, but here it doesn't seem precise or compelling.
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