Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Broster, D K

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(1877-1950) Prolific UK writer. Her Supernatural Fiction is restricted to two books, A Fire of Driftwood (coll 1932) and Couching at the Door (coll 1942). As with the famous title story of the second collection – in which a decadent artist (see Decadence) is haunted by a familiar he has himself unleashed – her work in this area generally involves violations of the natural world, and retributions which uneasily seal things together again. [JC]

Dorothy Kathleen Broster


This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.