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Muriel Spark - Author

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Muriel Spark, DBE, C.Litt., was born in Edinburgh in 1918 and educated in Scotland. A poet and novelist, she also wrote children’s books, radio plays, a comedy Doctors of Philosophy, (first performed in London in 1962 and published 1963) and biographies of nineteenth-century literary figures, including Mary Shelley and Emily Brontë.

For her long career of literary achievement, which began in 1951, when she won a short-story competition in the Observer, Muriel Spark garnered international praise and many awards, which include the David Cohen Prize for Literature, the Ingersoll T.S. Eliot Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Boccaccio Prize for European Literature, the Gold Pen Award, the first Enlightenment Award and the Italia Prize for dramatic radio. She died in 2006.

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A Good Comb The Sayings of Muriel Spark

A Good Comb The Sayings of Muriel Spark

Author: Muriel Spark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2018

The Observing Eye The Sayings of Muriel Spark

The Observing Eye The Sayings of Muriel Spark

Author: Muriel Spark, Penelope Jardine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2018

The Observing Eye is a collection of Muriel Spark's brilliant asides, sayings, and aphorisms. No other writer can hold a candle to her wry, puckish observations: '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.' 'Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time in your life it may occur.' 'Ridicule is the only honourable weapon we have left.' Spark's striking insights are precise and unforgettable - they will make you laugh and nod in agreement, with a wicked smile on your face. Her wise words never fail to hit exactly the right note.

The Informed Air Essays

The Informed Air Essays

Author: Muriel Spark, Penelope Jardine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2018

The Complete Short Stories

The Complete Short Stories

Author: Muriel Spark, Janice Galloway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2018

From the cruel irony of 'A member of the Family' to the fateful echoes of 'The Go-Away Bird' and the unexpectedly sinister 'The Girl I Left Behind Me', in settings that range from South Africa to the Portobello Road, Muriel Spark probes the idiosyncrasies that lurk beneath the veneer of human respectability, displaying the acerbic wit and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her unique talent. The Complete Short Stories is a collection to be loved and cherished, from one of the finest short story writers of the twentieth century.

Comforters

Comforters

Author: Muriel Spark Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2017

Vpervye na russkom pervyj roman klassika sovremennoj shotlandskoj literatury Muriel Spark (1918-2006). Avantyuristka semidesyati vos'mi let zanimaetsya kontrabandoj brilliantov, ee vnuk pytaetsya rasputat' prestuplenie babushki, potustoronnie golosa diktuyut ego lyubovnice roman o nej samoj, a Tartyuf v yubke, shantazhistka s neob"e;yatnym byustom, tshchitsya nastavit' na put' istinnyj vsekh okruzhayushchih - ehti grotesknye obrazy i fantasticheskie situacii sostavlyayut soderzhanie romana, o kotorom Ivlin Vo napisal: "e;Blistatel'no, original'no i zahvatyvayushche!"e;

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