Jocelyn Brooke. Papers, 1964-1965.
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This small collection relating to the prominent British author and
naturalist, Jocelyn Brooke, consists of Brooke's manuscripts for an
unpublished book, two essays, and a set of page proofs for Marcel Proust: A Biography , Vol. 2, by George D.
Painter, which Brooke annotated. The typescript carbon manuscript for
the as-yet-unpublished book is entitled Furious
and Deadly , and Experiment in Exorcism ,
and is an autobiographical study of the occult. In it, Brooke explores
the varieties of religious experience, personal childhood fears, terror,
and unexplained phenomena. The manuscript bears numerous literary and
scientific references and illusions, including an examination of
Christian Science and its founder Mary Baker Eddy.