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Muriel Spark

Stannard, Martin

Muriel Spark

the biography

by Stannard, Martin

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Published by Northwestern University Press in Evanston, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Scottish Novelists,
  • Biography,
  • Scottish Women authors

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMartin Stannard
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6037.P29 Z92 2010b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24840051M
    ISBN 109780810127913
    LC Control Number2011015750

      The only new book to appear, apart from Virago’s ill-judged compendium, The Observing Eye: the Sayings of Muriel Spark, is the memoir, Appointment in Arezzo, by Alan Taylor, founder of the Scottish Review of Books and the series editor of the new collected edition. LIKE Jean Brodie, her greatest creation, Muriel Spark puzzled people as much as beguiling them. She was a Scottish writer who spent most of her life in self-imposed exile in Africa, New York and.

    A Good Comb Nonfiction by Muriel Spark A Good Comb, a small gift edition of Muriel Spark’s brilliant asides, sayings, and aphorisms, is a book for sheer writer offers such lively, pointed, puckish insights: “Neurotics are awfully quick to notice other people’s mentalities.” “It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.” “The sacrifice of. Complete summary of Muriel Spark's The Comforters. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Comforters.

    Free download or read online The Finishing School pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Muriel Spark. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, novels story are,. The book has been awarded with Premio 3/5. It is no surprise that one of Muriel Spark's most lively and entertaining works would be her own memoir,Curriculum Vitae. Born to a Scottish Jewish father and an English Presbyterian mother, Spark describes her childhood in s Edinburgh in brief, dazzling anecdotes. In one she recalls a cherished schoolteacher, Christina Kay, who would later be used as the prototype for Miss 5/5(1).


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He is the series editor of the centenary editions of Spark's novels, released by Polygon (). Exhibiting Muriel Spark’s boundless imagination and biting wit, Aiding and Abetting is a brisk, clever, and deliciously entertaining tale by one of Britain’s greatest living novelists.

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Her Author: Madeleine Kearns. - Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Published in and set in a Scottish girl's school in the pre-World War II period (s) when Fascism was favorable (among those in their Prime) and on the rise, 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' tells the story of an unconventional "I shall remain at this education factory where my duty lies/5(K).

Looking for books by Muriel Spark. See all books authored by Muriel Spark, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and Memento Mori, and more on   Martin Stannard's biography will become the standard work on Muriel Spark, one of Britain's finest postwar writers, says Mark Bostridge Mark Bostridge Sat 1 Aug EDT First published on.

The Abbess of Crewe is Muriel Spark's razor sharp, wickedly humorous and surreal satire of a real life political scandal - reimagined within the claustrophobic walls of a convent.

A steely, Machiavellian nun, secret surveillance, corruption, cloak-and-dagger plotting, rivalries and a rigged election all send the wonderful cast of characters. A young Catholic convert visits the Holy Land and goes underground, all for the sake of a pilgrimage.

This is Muriel Spark Goes Self-Consciously Big, with results that nearly won her the Booker Prize but, in the long run, has tended to turn off some of her more ardent fans, who find the book talky and self-serious.

More: Novels Muriel Spark Scotland Edinburgh The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Books & Fiction Get book recommendations, fiction, poetry, and dispatches from the world of literature in your in-box. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novel by Muriel Spark, the best known of her works.

It first saw publication in The New Yorker magazine and was published as a book by Macmillan in The character of Miss Jean Brodie brought Spark international fame and brought her into the first rank of contemporary Scottish literature. Inthe novel was chosen by Time magazine as Author: Muriel Spark.

A perfect book. Chicago Tribune. Muriel Spark is one of the few writers on either side of the Atlantic with enough resources, daring, and stamina to be altering, as well as feeding, the fiction machine/5(41).

Muriel Spark's great skill as a novelist was prying open the lives of seemingly ordinary people, and revealing the chaos and turmoil beneath.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie should be on everyone's reading list. Some of her finest writing coincided with an era of magnificent dust jacket design in London with Victor Reinganum's artwork particularly memorable. The daughter of radical philosopher William Godwin and pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley led an unconventional life, which is depicted—with previously unpublished material—in this remarkable biography that was originally released in as a thorough revision of Muriel Spark's book Child of : Carcanet Press, Limited.

Muriel Spark. Arguably Scotland’s greatest post-war novelist, Muriel Spark came to novel writing comparatively late in life. Although she had previously penned a selection of literary biographies, her debut novel, The Comforters, did not appear until she was nearly The Comforters, a postmodern work in which the female protagonist comes to realise that she is living in a novel.

Muriel Spark -- the complete book list. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. A Good Comb, a small gift edition of Muriel Spark’s brilliant asides, sayings, and aphorisms, is a book for sheer enjoyment. No writer offers such lively, pointed, puckish insights: “Neurotics are awfully quick to notice other people’s mentalities.” “It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.” “The sacrifice of pleasure is of course itself a pleasure.

13 Aug - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie • The Girls of Slender Means • The Mandelbaum Gate • The Public Image • The Driver's Seat.

See more 21 pins. Let Muriel Spark keep the next life in mind, we’re tempted to say. Let’s think about that buttery girl in this one. Parul Sehgal is an editor at the New York Times Book Review.Book reviews, interviews, columns, and musings.

June James Morrison Small, but Perfectly Formed Muriel Spark Working for MI6, the British military intelligence outfit, during the Second World War, Scot Muriel Spark described her job as "the propagation of the Allied point of view under the guise of the German point of view," which led to "a tangled mixture of damaging lies.