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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :222
  • ISBN : 0811219232
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Summary : Muriel Spark's bracingly salty memoir is a no-holds-barred trip through an extraordinary writer's life.

All the Stories of Muriel Spark

All the Stories of Muriel Spark
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :398
  • ISBN : 081121494X
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Summary : Four brand new tales are now added to New Directions' original 1997 cloth edition of Open to the Public. This new and complete paperback edition now contains every one of her forty-one marvelous stories, catnip for all Spark fans. All the Stories of Muriel Spark spans Dame Muriel Spark's entire career to date and displays all her signature stealth, originality, beauty, elegance, wit, and shock value.No writer commands so exhilarating a styleplayful and rigorous, cheerful and venomous, hilariously acute and coolly supernatural. Ranging from South Africa to the West End, her dazzling stories feature hanging judges, fortune-tellers, shy girls, psychiatrists, dress designers, pensive ghosts, imaginary chauffeurs, and persistent guests. Regarding one story ("The Portobello Road"), Stephen Schiff said in The New Yorker: "Muriel Spark has written some of the best sentences in English. For instance: 'He looked as if he would murder me, and he did.' It's a nasty piece of work, that sentence."

Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark
  • Author : Martin Stannard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-08-13
  • Total pages :600
  • ISBN : 9780297857785
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Summary : The long-awaited biography of one of the great writers of the twentieth century - 'a wonderful blend of scholarly fact and juicy storytelling' (Mail on Sunday). Muriel Spark ended was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Hers is a Cinderella story, the first thirty-nine years of which she presented in her autobiography, Curriculum Vitae (1992), politely blurring the intensity of her darker moments: her relations with her brother, mother, son, husband; a terrifying period of hallucinations and subsequent depression; and the disastrously misplaced love she had felt for two men she had wanted to marry, Howard Sergeant and Derek Stanford. Aged nineteen, Spark left Scotland to marry in Southern Rhodesia, escaping back to Britain on a troopship in 1944 after her divorce. Her son returned in 1945 to be brought up by her parents in Edinburgh while she established herself as a poet and critic in London. After becoming a Roman Catholic in 1954, she began a novel, The Comforters, and with Memento Mori, The Ballad of Peckham Rye and The Bachelors rose rapidly into the literary stratosphere. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), with its adaptation into a successful stage-play and film, marked her full translation into international celebrity and from that point she went to live first in New York, then Rome, and finally Tuscany where for over thirty years, until her death in 2006, she shared a house with her companion, the artist Penelope Jardine.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-08-06
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9781782117698
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Summary : 'Muriel Spark's most celebrated novel . . . This ruthlessly and destructively romantic school ma'am is one of the giants of post-war fiction' Independent 'A brilliantly psychological fugue' Observer The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is Muriel Spark's most significant and celebrated novel, and remains as dazzling as when it was first published in 1961. Miss Jean Brodie is a teacher unlike any other, proud and cultured, enigmatic and freethinking; a romantic, with progressive, sometimes shocking ideas and aspirations for the girls in her charge. At the Marcia Blaine Academy she takes a select group of girls under her wing. Spellbound by Miss Brodie's unconventional teaching, these devoted pupils form the Brodie set. But as the girls enter their teenage years and they become increasingly drawn in by Miss Brodie's personal life, her ambitions for them take a startling and dark turn with devastating consequences.

The Women of Muriel Spark

The Women of Muriel Spark
  • Author : Judy Sproxton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992
  • Total pages :158
  • ISBN : UOM:39015025193015
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Memento Mori

Memento Mori
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-27
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780811219372
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Summary : Poignant, hilarious, and spooky, Memento Mori addresses old age In late 1950s London, something uncanny besets a group of elderly friends: an insinuating voice on the telephone reminds each: Remember you must die. Their geriatric feathers are soon thoroughly ruffled, and many an old unsavory secret is dusted off.

The Ghost Stories of Muriel Spark

The Ghost Stories of Muriel Spark
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-10-17
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780811221528
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Summary : Eight spooky stories from the mistress of the unexpected. I aim to startle as well as please," Muriel Spark has said, and in these eight marvelous ghost stories she manages to do both to the highest degree. As with all matters in the hands of Dame Muriel her spooks are entirely original. A ghost in her pantheon can be plaintive or a bit vengeful, or perhaps may not even be aware of being a ghost at all. One in fact is the ghost of a man who isn't even dead yet. Another takes the bus home from work, believing she is still alive, though she is haunted by an odious tune stuck in her head (which her murderer had been relentlessly humming), and distressed by a "feeling of incompletion." And a reflective ghost recalls her mortal days of enjoying "the glory of the world, as if it would never pass. Spark has a flair for confiding ghosts: "I must explain that I departed this life nearly five years ago. But I did not altogether depart this world. There were those odd things still to be done which one's executors can never do properly." In her case the odd things include cheerily hailing her murderer, "Hallo George!" and driving him mad. The remarkably nonchalant stories here include some of her most wicked and famous"The Seraph and the Zambesi," "The Hanging Judge," and "The Portobello Road"and they all gleam with that special Spark sheen, the quality The Times Literary Supplement has hailed as "gloriously witty and polished."

Collected Poems

Collected Poems
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1967
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : LCCN:68013642
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Vocation and Identity in the Fiction of Muriel Spark

Vocation and Identity in the Fiction of Muriel Spark
  • Author : Rodney Stenning Edgecombe
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :165
  • ISBN : 0826207502
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Summary : "Selecting novels representative of distinct phases in Muriel Spark's career, Rodney Stenning Edgecombe explores their themes, style, and structure in a detailed way for the first time. Edgecombe's approach brings to life the delicate nuances, rich allusions, and complicated ironies of Spark's fiction. His careful reading of the novels makes this a penetrating assessment of an important writer."--Publishers website.

Symposium

Symposium
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 0811216594
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Summary : Dame Muriel Spark delivers a delightfully alarming novel, full of high society and low cunning. One October evening five posh London couples gather for a dinner party, enjoying "the pheasant (flambe in cognac as it is)" and waiting for the imminent arrival of the late-coming guest Hilda Damien, who has been unavoidably detained due to the fact that she is being murdered at this very moment... "Symposium" was applauded by "Time" magazine for the "sinister elegance" of Muriel Spark's "medium of light but lethal comedy." Mixed in are a Monet, a mad uncle, some unconventional nuns, and a burglary ring run by a rent-a-butler. Symposium stars a perfectly evil young woman (a classic sweet-faced hair-raising Sparkian horror) who has married rich Hilda's son by hook or by crook, hooking him at the fruit counter of Harrod's. There is also spiritual conversation--and the Bordeaux is superb. "The prevailing mood is urbane: the wine is poured, the talk continues, and all the time the ice on which the protagonists' world rests is being thinned from beneath, by boiling emotions and ugly motives....No living writer handles the tension between formality of expression and subversiveness of thought more elegantly." ("The Independent on Sunday").

Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark
  • Author : David Herman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-06
  • Total pages :241
  • ISBN : 9780801895531
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Summary : "A substantial addition to Spark criticism, of which there has been surprisingly little published in recent years."--Aileen Christianson, University of Edinburgh --Book Jacket.

Theorising Muriel Spark

Theorising Muriel Spark
  • Author : M. McQuillan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-12-18
  • Total pages :245
  • ISBN : 9780230504264
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Summary : Theorizing Muriel Spark is the first serious attempt to engage the writing of Muriel Spark in a sustained theoretical reading. It has a particular emphasis on gender, psychoanalysis, postcolonial and deconstructive reading strategies. Drawing together a range of significant names in the field of contemporary literature and critical theory (including Judith Roof, Susan Sellers, Bryan Cheyette, Patricia Duncker, Nicholas Royle, Willy Maley, Julian Wolfreys, and Helene Cixous) this collection of essays deals with the full range of Spark's literary output. It concludes with a new interview with Muriel Spark.

Muriel Spark: Time in her Fiction -

Muriel Spark: Time in her Fiction -
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9782748390216
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Edinburgh Companion to Muriel Spark

Edinburgh Companion to Muriel Spark
  • Author : Michael Gardiner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-07-06
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780748637706
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Summary : This Companion brings together an international 'Brodie set' of critics to trace the history, impact, reception and major themes of Spark's work, from her early poetry to her last novel. It encompasses the range of Spark's output, pursuing contextual lines of approach including biography, geography, gender, identity, nation and religion, and considering her legacy and continuing influence in the twenty-first century. Spark emerges here as a serious thinker on issues as diverse as the Welfare State, secularisation, decolonisation, and anti-psychiatry, and a writer whose work may be placed alongside Proust, Joyce, Nabokov, and Lessing. The critics collected here are mindful of how, although overwhelmingly known as a novelist, by the time of her first novel, The Comforters, in 1957, Spark already had a significant profile through poetry, biographical criticism, and literary journalism, as chair of the Poetry Society and editor of the Poetry Review, and as author or co-author of a number of scholarly studies of writers including Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, the Brontes, Cardinal Newman, and John Masefield. Within a relatively modest space this Companion touches on the whole range of Spark's work and, in introducing the oeuvre thematically for those looking to explore this elegant and challenging author further, also sets the agenda for future Spark studies.

The Faith and Fiction of Muriel Spark

The Faith and Fiction of Muriel Spark
  • Author : Ruth Whittaker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1982-06-18
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 9781349049295
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Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark
  • Author : Martin Stannard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-08-13
  • Total pages :600
  • ISBN : 9780297857785
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Summary : The long-awaited biography of one of the great writers of the twentieth century - 'a wonderful blend of scholarly fact and juicy storytelling' (Mail on Sunday). Muriel Spark ended was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Hers is a Cinderella story, the first thirty-nine years of which she presented in her autobiography, Curriculum Vitae (1992), politely blurring the intensity of her darker moments: her relations with her brother, mother, son, husband; a terrifying period of hallucinations and subsequent depression; and the disastrously misplaced love she had felt for two men she had wanted to marry, Howard Sergeant and Derek Stanford. Aged nineteen, Spark left Scotland to marry in Southern Rhodesia, escaping back to Britain on a troopship in 1944 after her divorce. Her son returned in 1945 to be brought up by her parents in Edinburgh while she established herself as a poet and critic in London. After becoming a Roman Catholic in 1954, she began a novel, The Comforters, and with Memento Mori, The Ballad of Peckham Rye and The Bachelors rose rapidly into the literary stratosphere. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), with its adaptation into a successful stage-play and film, marked her full translation into international celebrity and from that point she went to live first in New York, then Rome, and finally Tuscany where for over thirty years, until her death in 2006, she shared a house with her companion, the artist Penelope Jardine.

Muriel Spark's Postmodernism

Muriel Spark's Postmodernism
  • Author : 沢田知香子
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-02
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 4269740248
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All the Poems of Muriel Spark

All the Poems of Muriel Spark
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-04-17
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9780811221573
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Summary : Available at last are all the poems by one of the twentieth century's greatest British writers, Dame Muriel Spark: "a true literary artist, acerbic and exhilarating" (London Evening Standard). In the seventy-three poems collected here Muriel Spark works in open forms as well as villanelles, rondels, epigrams, and even the tour de force of a twenty-one page ballad. She also shows herself a master of unforgettable short poems. Before attaining fame as a novelist (Memento Mori, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), Muriel Spark was already an acclaimed poet. The "power and control" of her poetry, as Publishers Weekly remarked, "is almost startling." With the vitality and wit typical of all her work, Dame Muriel has never stopped writing poems, which frequently appear in The New Yorker. As with all her creations, the poems show Spark to be "astonishingly talented and truly inimitable" (The San Francisco Chronicle).

Robinson

Robinson
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :174
  • ISBN : 0811215180
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Summary : A suspense novel about three castaways marooned on an island owned by an eccentric recluse.

The Collected Stories of Muriel Spark

The Collected Stories of Muriel Spark
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994-01-01
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 0140177949
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Going Up to Sotheby's

Going Up to Sotheby's
  • Author : Muriel Spark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1982-01-01
  • Total pages :111
  • ISBN : 0586054596
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