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3 edition of Muriel Spark. found in the catalog.

Muriel Spark.

Patricia Stubbs

Muriel Spark.

Edited by Ian Scott-Kilvert.

by Patricia Stubbs

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Published by Published for the British Council by Longman Group in [Harlow] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spark, Muriel.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 34-35.

    SeriesWriters and their work, 229
    ContributionsScott-Kilvert, Ian.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination35 p. port. ;
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20792662M

    In this first novel by Muriel Spark - author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - the only things that aren't ambiguous are Spark's matchless originality and glittering wit. With an introduction by Ali Smith. Caroline Rose is plagued by the tapping of typewriter keys and the strange, detached narration of her every thought and action. Every public library in Scotland will receive a complete collection of Muriel Spark novels, as part of an initiative announced by the First Minister. Funded by the Scottish Government, and the People’s Postcode Lottery - and delivered in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust – more t books will be delivered to libraries.

      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. Muriel Spark () is the author of dozens of novels including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Girls of Slender Means, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, The Driver s Seat, Not to Disturb, and many more. She became Dame Commander of 3/5(7).

    Books of The Times Tracing Muriel Spark’s Road From Slender Means to Her Own Prime. The biographer Martin Stannard follows the novelist Muriel Spark from early struggles to world fame with. 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.


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