Brookner, Anita (1928-2016)

The Anita Brookner collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, and correspondence.

Manuscripts for novels by Brookner in the collection include Lewis Percy (1989); Brief Lives (1990); A Closed Eye (1991); and Dolly (1993). Also present in the collection are Brookner's introductions to Jean Stafford's Boston Adventure (1986); Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country (1986) and The Island of Desire (1985); and Edith Templeton's Living on Yesterday (1985) and Summer in the Country (1985); as well as Brookner's short story "A Friend from England," in notebook form.

The bulk of Brookner's manuscripts in the collection consist of her essays, articles and reviews, all regarding art and literature. These shorter pieces includes works written for Art History, Books and Bookmen, Burlington Magazine, The Independent, The London Review of Books, The London Standard, The New Criterion, The New York Times Book Review, The Observer, The Spectator, The Sunday Times, and The Times Literary Supplement. Essays by Brookner, regard topics and persons such as Gustave Flaubert and Madame Bovary; French fiction; Victor Hugo; Henry James; and others. The series also contains book reviews by Brookner for titles such as Night Train, by Martin Amis; Elizabeth Costello and Slow Men, by J.M. Coetzee; Shadows on the Hudson, by Isaac Bashevis Singer; Back When We Were Grownups, by Anne Tyler; and others. These items date from the 1970s to 1997.

Printed material in the collection consists of the published versions of Brookner's shorter works, dating from 1975 to 1985.

Correspondence in the collection consists of miscellaneous letters (1985, 1989, 1993).

Notable Figures
1. Brookner, Anita
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- History and Culture Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Artists, Cartoonists, and Illustrators Subject Guide
4. Helen Deutsch Research Section
5. Short stories
6. Reviews
7. Teachers
8. English literature – Women authors
9. Art -- History -- Study and teaching.
10. Women art teachers
11. English literature – 20th century
12. Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History.
13. Authors, English