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All the Stories of Muriel Spark

By Muriel Spark
  • ISBN Code: : 081121494X
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 398
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Excerpt :

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."

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Selected Stories

By Muriel Spark
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Book Code : 1841951579
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Books
  • Members : 294
  • Pdf File: selected-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This year sees the launch of the Pocket Classics, a series of short works for pleasurable reading in a pocket-sized format. These books offer an intriguing and original mixture of new and varied reading experiences from a wide range of Scottish writing from different genres and all periods. Think of them as a reintroduction to the impact of the finest writing, whether non-fiction, poetry, short stories or novellas.These four stories, set at home and abroad, show Muriel Spark's characteristically witty and unbalancing powers. In 'The Executor' the niece of a famous author is pursued by an unfinished manuscript. 'Bang-bang You're Dead' mixes childhood games and white-settler affairs to paint a sinister and comic portrait of colonial life and murder by proxy in Africa. Also set in Africa, 'The Seraph and the Zambesi' tells of a Christmas pageant which has the strangest visitor, while 'Portobello Road' is a story haunted by childhood friendships and adult betrayals. Together they illustrate why Spark is regarded as one of the greatest living short story writers.

The Comforters

By Muriel Spark
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Book Code : 9780811222419
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 953
  • Pdf File: the-comforters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Spark’s mind-bogglingly stunning 1957 debut With easy, sunny eeriness, Spark lights up the darkest things: blackmail, a drowning, nervous breakdowns, a ring of smugglers, a loathsome busybody, a diabolic bookseller, human evil.

Curriculum Vitae

By Muriel Spark
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Book Code : 0811219232
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 544
  • Pdf File: curriculum-vitae.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Muriel Spark's bracingly salty memoir is a no-holds-barred trip through an extraordinary writer's life.

Loitering with Intent

By Muriel Spark
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Book Code : 9780811219754
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 289
  • Pdf File: loitering-with-intent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Where does art start or reality end? Happily loitering about London, c. 1949, with the intent of gathering material for her writing, Fleur Talbot finds a job “on the grubby edge of the literary world” at the very peculiar Autobiographical Association. Mad egomaniacs writing their memoirs in advance — or poor fools ensnared by a blackmailer? When the association’s pompous director steals Fleur’s manuscript, fiction begins to appropriate life.

Symposium

By Muriel Spark
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Book Code : 1560541644
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 659
  • Pdf File: symposium.pdf

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All the Poems of Muriel Spark

By Muriel Spark
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Book Code : 9780811221573
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 198
  • Pdf File: all-the-poems-of-muriel-spark.pdf

Book Short 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).