Muriel Spark RIP

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Great thread, hadn't seen it before. I've only read Brodie so far, but impressed by her use of "spoilers" to turn attention this way and that, yet also undersells the characters---if you want to think and/or care about them in a certain way, there's plenty room. Although she does introduce us to some historical context, such as Brodie's being of the generation of women with not a lot of male contemporaries (because WWI), so previous expectations, pressures, possibilities were off-kilter, continuing into Depression and WWII at least.

dow, Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:01 (two years ago) link

Also this thread:

RIP Muriel Spark

I've spent the last decade reading or re-reading her work. A joy.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:19 (two years ago) link

Haven't read this yet, but Margaret Drabble on Spark:

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 29 June 2018 02:52 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Just finishing up The Takeover. This book is completely bonkers in the best possible way.

cwkiii, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 02:20 (one year ago) link

most of them are!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 02:23 (one year ago) link

Haha very true.

cwkiii, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 02:23 (one year ago) link


U or Astro-U? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 17:39 (one year ago) link

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