Brigid Antonia Levey

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Brigid Antonia Levey (Brophy)

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Death: August 07, 1995 (66)
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Daughter of John Brophy
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About Brigid Antonia Levey

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigid_Brophy

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). In the Dictionary of Literary Biography: British Novelists since 1960, S. J. Newman described her as "one of the oddest, most brilliant, and most enduring of [the] 1960s symptoms."

She was a feminist and pacifist who expressed controversial opinions on marriage, the Vietnam War, religious education in schools, sex, and pornography.[1] She was a campaigner for animal rights and vegetarianism. A 1965 Sunday Times article by Brophy is credited by psychologist Richard D. Ryder with having triggered the formation of the animal rights movement in England.[2]

Brophy married art historian Michael Levey in 1954. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1983.

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Brigid Antonia Levey's Timeline

1929
June 12, 1929
1995
August 7, 1995
Age 66