Audio tour

Audio tourInterlitratour: Christine Brooke-Rose

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    This walk, which traces the footsteps of the British writer Christine Brooke-Rose, consists of 7 stops. It starts at the Avenue Leon Mahillon and ends at square Ambiorix. At each stop postdoctoral researcher Dr Hannah Van Hove gives some information regarding the location and the life and work of Brooke-Rose.

    Brooke-Rose published 16 novels, several collections of essays and criticism, a short story collection and poems during her life. In her experimental novels, she often utilized a particular linguistic constraint, for example, refusing to use the word 'I' in her autobiographical works of fiction, while addressing postmodern themes of text and identity with humor and curiosity.

    Despite her prolific output, she remained little known and when she died in 2012, the British newspaper the Guardian published an obituary entitled: 'Christine Brooke-Rose, the great British experimentalist you’ve never heard of’.

  3. 1 Avenue Léon Mahillon 34
  4. 2 Avenue de l'Opale 55
  5. 3 Place Jamblinne de Meux
  6. 4 Place des Gueux
  7. 5 Stop on the Rue des Confédérés
  8. 6 Clovislaan 40-42 (filmed on the Rue des Confédérés)
  9. 7 Square Ambiorix
  1. Audio tour Summary

    This walk, which traces the footsteps of the British writer Christine Brooke-Rose, consists of 7 stops. It starts at the Avenue Leon Mahillon and ends at square Ambiorix. At each stop postdoctoral researcher Dr Hannah Van Hove gives some information regarding the location and the life and work of Brooke-Rose.

    Brooke-Rose published 16 novels, several collections of essays and criticism, a short story collection and poems during her life. In her experimental novels, she often utilized a particular linguistic constraint, for example, refusing to use the word 'I' in her autobiographical works of fiction, while addressing postmodern themes of text and identity with humor and curiosity.

    Despite her prolific output, she remained little known and when she died in 2012, the British newspaper the Guardian published an obituary entitled: 'Christine Brooke-Rose, the great British experimentalist you’ve never heard of’.

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  • Cecile Hennissen

    5 out of 5 rating 05-19-2021

    Dit is tour in een stukje groen Schaarbeek dat we niet kenden over een Engelse auteur die voor ons ook onbekend was. Het verhaal van een getalenteerde vrouw, heel spontaan gebracht door een aangename en overtuigende gids. We hebben ervan genoten en zeggen het voort.

  • Greet Op de Beeck

    5 out of 5 rating 05-11-2021

    Ik heb veel deugd beleefd aan de tocht door een prachtig stukje Schaarbeek, in de voetsporen van mevr. van Hove die me aansteekt met haar passie voor experimentele literatuur. Ik ben zeker geen grote kenner maar ze gaf me ‘goesting’ om iets van Christine Brook-Rose te lezen. Bedankt! Tegelijk leerden we Schaarbeek op een nieuwe manier kennen. Aanrader!!!